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Tootoo Suspended Five Games

Monday, March 19th, 2007 by Jon

Nashville Predators forward Jordan Tootoo was suspended five games by the NHL for a gloved punch to the face on Dallas defenceman Stephane Robidas. Robidas was knocked unconscious, taken from the ice on a stretcher and is out a week with a concussion.

Speculation is that Tootoo, after putting a hit on Dallas forward Mike Modano, was expecting retaliation from other Dallas players despite the hit being clean, and in instinct and self-defence, reacted to the first player upon turning around. This is not to justify his gloved-punch, but to raise the issue whether the NHL player code is flawed, requiring players have to protect themselves after clean hits.

This post is here to take your comments on this and other recent incidents.

2007 NHL Trade Deadline Brings Big Moves

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 by Jon

The 2007 NHL Trade Deadline involved some big players going on the move. Pretty much all of the big names (some waving no-trade clauses) are unrestricted free agents July 1, and were established players for prospects and/or draft picks. Salary cap issues came into play for some teams, and all the big names end up on American teams.

Notebook – September 18, 2006

Monday, September 18th, 2006 by Jon

NHL signings, more CFL franchise news, CFL Notes and more make up this edition of the Notebook.

Hindsight is 20/20

Sunday, September 10th, 2006 by Wang

[Ed. – We are pleased to feature the following article from special guest author Jim Fedyk. Jim was well travelled in Saskatchewan hockey circles in the late 90’s. He currently resides in Seoul, South Korea.]

As some of you know, my chosen profession before I went abroad was that of a hockey coach. I thought I would share a recruiting story with you.

OC Jottings

No jottings in the last 7 days. Here is a random jotting.

  • August 21, 2007
    Reporter Makes Incorrect Statement About Kickoff Scoring → Not exactly true:

    The CFL has quietly stopped awarding a point for kickoffs that go into or through the endzone.

    As far as I remember, this has been in place for a few years now. The CFL wouldn’t silently stop awarding points unless the rule was changed this year and I know it wasn’t on the list of 2007 changes. I couldn’t track down a rule books to prove when it was changed, though. Anyone have any idea when this changed? #
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