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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 11/25/02
Jarkko Ruutu - Vancouver Canucks
Ruutu took out his frustration over his minimal playing time by getting into a fight with teammate Matt Cooke during Friday's practice. Ruutu took exception to a slash from Cooke, who dropped his gloves, pulled Cooke's jersey up over his head and began throwing uppercuts before the other players broke it up. Neither player was hurt.

"There's a lot of frustration on my side,'' said Ruutu, who has played in just three of his team's 13 games this season.

Cooke shrugged off the scuffle.

"I slashed his stick, and apparently he didn't like it,'' he said. "He's a guy fighting for a spot to get into a game. He'll do what it takes.''

It's the second time this year a fight has broken out during a Canucks practice. Earlier in the season, goaltender Dan Cloutier was angry after a high shot and went after enforcer Mike Brown. Brown was later put on waivers and picked up by Anaheim.
Previous Winners

2002-03 Hosers

11/11/02: Michael Croteau

10/28/02: The Calgary Streaker

2001-02 Hosers

4/8/02: Andre Roy - Tampa Bay Lightning

3/4/02: Ed Belfour - Dallas Stars




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