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Our weekly selection of hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. Started back in 2007, HotW was an institution around these parts or years. As research time became more scarce, we let it lapse, but by the grace of a Gordie Hull Hat Trick, it's back!

We don't recommend that any of these feats be attempted at home, nor do we suggest that you you these fine folks as role models for your children.

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For the Week of 1/5/09
Sydney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

Apparently the NHL's poster boy has difficulty distinguishing a man's face from his groin. At least he can't tell the difference between the two on Boris Valabik of the Atlanta Thrasher.

Crosby was the third man in during a fight last week, but rather than getting tossed (which is customary for the infraction), Crosby received a penalty of the two minute variety.

What's worse, is that Crosby decided to hit below the belt...from behind! Perhaps Crosby wanted to play rodeo, and used the "rile the bull" technique, common to many bull riding venues.

Whatever the reason, the NHL failed to teck on any additional disciplinary penalties to the measly minor that on-ice officials handed out.

"Here's the weird thing," Thrashers coach John Anderson said. "If he had punched him in the face, would he have gotten five minutes [for fighting]? A punch to the groin, is that two minutes? I'm going to have to phone [NHL vice president] Colin Campbell and get a verification on that rule."

Here's hoping what comes around goes around.

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