So the Canuck player who was leaning forward reaching for the puck knowing full well a hit was coming bears zero responsibility?
Torres does bear some responsibility but the hit was at worst a reckless one. The puck was in play and eberle lowered his head, had eberle's head been higher then it would have been a body check. I would have accepted torres getting 2 games for a reckless hit but how is this hit worse than heatley's premeditated out of play hit to the head of Ott which received 2 games.
The NHL needs to look at other professional leagues pronto. A sophisticated system is the Australian Rugby League where all questionable hits are examined and graded based on whether they are in the play, careless, reckless or intent to injure with a set timeframe for each offence which can be downgraded if there are mitigating factors. The players also can plead guilty and reduce their suspensions, provided they are not repeat offenders and repeat offenders are punished. Oh and the best thing, the judiciary is independent and made up of a judge, and 2 former players and they publish their findings and scales. The NHL is pathetic in comparison on assessing suspensions.