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Raffi Torres’ long legacy of illegal hits

Raffi Torres has thrown a lot of hits in his NHL career – 796, to be exact, since the 2005 lockout – but more than a few have gotten him in trouble with the league office. Here are seven plays that led to NHL punishment by the veteran winger signed to a professional tryout deal by the Carolina Hurricanes this week.

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Charlotte Checkers introduce new head coach

Charlotte's professional hockey team, the Charlotte Checkers, introduced its new head coach Friday afternoon. Ulf Samuelsson is joining the organization. He has 16 years as a defensiveman in the NHL.
Mark Hames mhames@charlotteobserver.com
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Charlotte Checkers introduce new head coach

Charlotte Checkers: 'A Beautiful War' 5:41

Charlotte Checkers: 'A Beautiful War'

A Beautiful War 5:40

A Beautiful War

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Molly's Kids