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From the Associated Press:
Edmonton Oilers left-winger Raffi Torres will have surgery to repair a torn knee ligament and will miss the rest of the season.I think I speak for everyone when I say good riddance. After all, isn't it about time the Oilers' tried-and-true NHLers stopped hogging all the ice time and gave the club the rare opportunity to play some of its kids? I mean, hey, we all know that Torres is a wild-eyed wrecking ball who knows his own zone like the back of his favourite Matrix-style leather duster and all, but wouldn't you much rather be watching Liam Reddox learn the ropes while tossing up ES points against like so many fistfuls of fiery-red New Year's confetti? Yeah, me too.
The team said Monday that Torres will have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He hasn't played since hurting the knee in a game against Detroit on Dec. 13.
Now if only Lowe would get on trading Horcoff, Stoll and Reasoner to make room for Schremp, Almtorp and a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos with skates taped to the bottom. That, my friends, would be a team worth watching.