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Our weekly selection of hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. We don't recommend that any of these feats be attempted at home. Submit your suggestions for Hoser of the Week directly to us at sharknews@yahoo.com.
For the Week of 4/8/02
Andre Roy - Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Andre Roy received one of the longest suspensions in NHL history last Tuesday, a 13-game ban for leaving the penalty box and physically abusing an official.

The incident occurred with 9:51 left in Monday night's 6-4 loss to the New York Rangers. After an altercation with a pair of Rangers, Roy left the box and returned to the ice. In his attempt to engage the players in New York's penalty box, Roy used excessive force against a linesman. Roy, who leads the team with 211 penalty minutes, received 10 games for leaving the box and three for abuse of an official -- both automatic suspensions.

He will miss the last seven games of this season and the first six in 2002-03. The 13-game ban matches the seventh-longest in NHL history and is the most severe since Marty McSorley received a record 23-game suspension for slashing Donald Brashear to the head in February 2000.

Previous Winners

3/4/02: Ed Belfour - Dallas Stars

2/25/02: Patrick Roy - Colorado Avalanche

2/11/02: Gary Bettman - NHL

1/28/02: Diane Harper - Colorado Youth Hockey

1/14/02: Thomas Junta & Michael Costin

1/7/02: Theo Fleury - New York Rangers

12/24/01: Adam Mair - Los Angeles Kings

11/26/01: Jason Weimer - Florida Panthers

11/19/01: Dan Buccella - London Knights (OHL)

11/12/01: Brendan Shanahan - Detroit Red Wings

11/5/01: Vaclav Varada - Buffalo Sabres

10/29/01: Vaclav Varada - Buffalo Sabres

10/22/01: Sergei Samsonov - Boston Bruins

10/15/01: Todd Bertuzzi - Vancouver Canucks

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