On Thursday, San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the second round for his hit to the head on Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1. Stoll did not return to the game and did not play in Game 2. This is the fourth time Torres has suffered the wrath of the disciplinary committee of the NHL over his 11-year career, with all of the suspensions coming in the last three seasons. As a member of the Phoenix Coyotes last season, he received a 25-game suspension (which was later dropped to 21 games) for a high hit on Chicagos Marian Hossa in the playoffs. Earlier that season, he was banned two games for charging against defenceman Nate Prosser of the Minnesota Wild. And during the 2010-11 campaign with the Vancouver Canucks, he was suspended four games for a hit to the head of Edmontons Jordan Eberle. Suspensions are meant to be a deterrent for illegal and dangerous play and as such, repeat offenders are punished more harshly to make sure the message is received. But what if the message is not getting through? If suspensions are not enough, how many should a player be allowed before a lifetime ban is issued? Torres is not the only NHL player with multiple infractions. Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins has also been suspended four times over his 14-year career for a total of 25 games. His biggest suspension came near the end of the 2010-11 regular season when he hit New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh in the head and was forced to sit for the remaining 10 games of the season as well as the first round of the playoffs for a total of 17 games. In 1927, Billy Coutu of the Montreal Canadiens was banned for life after punching a referee in the Stanley Cup final and, despite being reinstated years later, never played another NHL game. More recently, Jeff Kugel of the Windsor Spitfires was handed a lifetime ban in 1998 after he left the bench to join a line-brawl and continued to chase players around the ice as his opponents looked on in fear. The suspension was later reduced to allow Kugel to apply for reinstatement at seasons end. This season, Brett Cook of Nipissing University was banned for life from Ontario university hockey after punching a linesman. These were one-time incidents in leagues where the players didnt have representation. The NHL Players Association now plays an active role in the NHLs suspension process, including the ability to appeal harsher decisions through an independent arbitrator. Should there be a benchmark whereby if a player surpasses a certain amount of suspended games, a lifetime ban kicks in? Perhaps the NHL should institute a graduated process where suspensions are doubled with each additional infraction, up to a certain point where a lifetime ban is the only option left. How much is too much? How many suspensions or games lost due to suspension should a player be allowed before a lifetime ban is issued? As always, its Your! Call. Jordan 11 Blue Moon Sunset Moon
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