||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
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|For the Week of 1/26/09
| Pavel Datsyuk & Niklas Lidstrom
- Detroit Red Wings
Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Lidstrom earn this
week's HotW for their failure to even show up to this year's NHL All Star Game.
Both were suspended for one game by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman for a
recently imposed rule that requires those players named to the All Star squad
to show up or forfeit one game before or after the festivities.
players were too injured to participate in the check-fest that is the ASG, so
they decided against risking further injury from all the hitting that goes on
at these league sponsored love ins. Heck, even that prima donna Sydney Crosby
found his way to Montreal.
Both players sat out Detroit's game against
the Columbus Blue Jackets, which turned out to be an overtime loss for the Red
Wings. Considering that the league still trails professional poker and NASCAR
in the TV ratings, these guys should be showing up to pour coffee at the local
Tim Hortons if the league asks.
Of course, if they really are banged
up, then the rest will do them both some good, so nobody in red has an argument
against the move.
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Hoser of the Week
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Sydney Crosby - Pittsburgh
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New York Ranger
11/10/08: New York
11/3/08: Russian Hockey Fans