Police Superindendent: Torres hit 'borderline criminal'

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Police Superindendent: Torres hit 'borderline criminal'

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was at the United Center during Game 3 of the playoffs between the Blackhawks and Coyotes and couldn't help but comment on what he viewed as criminal-like misconduct during the matchup.

In an interview with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed, McCarthy didn't hold back his opinion on Raffi Torres' brutal hit on Marian Hossa.

"It was borderline criminal conduct. Hockey is a tough game that's played rough. But if you play fair, it's not dirty."

On top of the hatred targeted toward him for his inappropriate hit, Torres also stepped out of bounds with Chicago's fan base.

"Torres was acting insane. He was cursing the fans and pointing his stick at them. What Torres did could jeopardize two careers and two livelihoods."

"What happened should merit a lifetime band from the National Hockey League."

Torres had a meeting with the NHL Friday afternoon to determine an appropriate punishment for his vicious hit. The League just released that they will not give a disciplinary decision until Saturday.

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.

The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.

Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.

After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."

Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

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