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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 1/12/09
Jarko Ruutu - Ottawa Senators

Jarko Ruutu's reputation as a tough guy took a bit of a hit last week in Buffalo, when the Senators player got tangled up with Andrew Peters of the Buffalo Sabres in a skirmish near teh benches.

Peters looked as if he was trying to give Ruutu a big ole' face wash with his glove, that prolonged longer then most of us would tolerate a stinky hockey glove to the mug.

So Ruutu did what any red-blooded carnivour would do. He bit Peters. Rather, he chomped down hard enough on one of Peters piggies that he drew blood.

Peters was then seen hopping around like the Easter Bunny after escaping the melee with his finger still in tact. For all his trouble, Peters also received a game misconduct, while Ruutu escaped the whole episode. Well sort of. Andrews teammate Jaroslav Spacek retaliated like any other honorable Eastern European would. By cracking Ruutu in the groin with his stick.

"He had his finger in my mouth, but I didn't bite him," said Ruutu after the game (and after he wiped the blood off his chin).

Warning to all puck bunnies out there. If you hear Ruutu is out to "get some digits", you may want to keep your hands in your pockets.

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