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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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.