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Dust My Broom reports:

Tootoo lays out Modano with a clean hit, then takes out Robidas in self defence.

I have no idea what any of this means.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/20/2007 at 04:28 AM
    1. It means, “I came! I saw! I conquered!” in Hockey.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 03 20 at 04:42 AM • permalink


    1. Isn’t that a quote from The Day The Earth Stood Still?

      Posted by Nicholas on 2007 03 20 at 05:01 AM • permalink


    1. try ceasar, about 2050 years ago!

      Nice shot – glove in face = serves you right trying to lay one on in da back!

      Posted by peter m on 2007 03 20 at 05:05 AM • permalink


    1. I hate hockey. To me, it screams WWF meets the Ice-Capades.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 03 20 at 05:07 AM • permalink


    1. WTF is WWF?

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 03 20 at 05:17 AM • permalink



      Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2007 03 20 at 05:30 AM • permalink


    1. #4

      Dunno, Texas Bob, but I reckon that the World Wildlife Fund meeting the Ice-capades’d be bloody hilarious.



      Posted by MarkL on 2007 03 20 at 05:38 AM • permalink


    1. I think it means that if the batsman gets knocked unconsions by being hit by the ball, falls backwards, and busts the stump, all fariplay says that he is out. But I am not really sure.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 03 20 at 05:43 AM • permalink


    1. WWF = Steroids and bad acting.

      REAL sport involves strapping yourself on top of a ton of pissed-off beef and trying to stay with him for 8 seconds.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 03 20 at 06:01 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t agree, Texas Bob.

      The only real sport is cricket. Because, let’s face it, sport is just an excuse to drink beer. But only cricket gives you an excuse to drink beer for five days straight. And that’s just one match!


      And more to the point of this post:

      Tootoo! Modano! Robidas!
      Klaatu! Barada! Nikto!

      Posted by Nicholas on 2007 03 20 at 06:11 AM • permalink


    1. #10

      He’s right, Texas Bob. C’mon, you have to admit that he’s got a serious point.

      I googled WWF. By the look of what I found, it stands for ‘World’s Weirdest Faggots’.


      Posted by MarkL on 2007 03 20 at 06:14 AM • permalink


    1. Nicholas and MarkL, I concede you have a point and I am willing to keep an open mind. What kind of beer is available during a cricket match and how many free ones may I have?

      OK, and it appears that the WWF is now called the WWE due to some lawsuit. My bad.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 03 20 at 06:22 AM • permalink


    1. Why didn’t Modano get a slashing or high-sticking minor?

      Well, clearly the fulcher ran bereft of the sea-cow or else the pandenant would have aft the mickway.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 20 at 06:31 AM • permalink


    1. If it looks like a foofaraw, talks through its arse like a foofaraw, chances are it is a … foofaraw!

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 03 20 at 06:35 AM • permalink


    1. Mohammed’s latest adventure

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 20 at 06:52 AM • permalink


    1. I am not sure what it means either, but I always wished the Panthers had stuck up for Pavel Bure like Madano’s team mate did. Course it didn’t quite work out the way be planned, but the gesture was the thing.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 03 20 at 07:01 AM • permalink


    1. I think it means never lead with your face.

      Posted by guinsPen on 2007 03 20 at 07:04 AM • permalink


    1. 14 blogstrop

      They need snow in Oxfordshire?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 20 at 07:06 AM • permalink


    1. #15 & what an excellent adventure it was too, although not nearly as good as mohammed dawood’s…

      Posted by KK on 2007 03 20 at 07:06 AM • permalink


    1. WWF = WWE

      Posted by kae on 2007 03 20 at 07:19 AM • permalink


    1. My brother had a good old chuckle, when I explained why WWF became WWE. He seemed amused by the greenies beating the wrestlers, for some reason.

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 03 20 at 07:38 AM • permalink


    1. I have no idea what any of this means.

      Me either, although the commentator did say that Daley wanted a piece of Tootoo.

      Thus the only logical conclusion here is that Tootoo is a kind of American cake.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 03 20 at 08:01 AM • permalink


    1. Speaking of, I wonder what our American cousins would make of this?

      Cricket World Cup – Leverock catch

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 03 20 at 08:20 AM • permalink


    1. 17 guinsPen

      I think it means never lead with your face.

      That is for damn sure. Skating into a right cross and then banging the old noggin off the ice, isn’t exactly the wisest thing to do.

      Do hope the boy is OK though. I thought I saw some leg movement.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 20 at 08:25 AM • permalink


    1. Modano is one of the greatest Yanks ever to strap on a pair. He should get a postage stamp.

      Tootoo is a Canadian Inuit (First Nations as they call ‘em up there). Canadians want you to think they’re all peace, love, and socialized medicine but Tootoo has dropped the mask. Now the world sees the true nature of the Canuck!

      Posted by JDB on 2007 03 20 at 09:46 AM • permalink


    1. Modano is a restaurant critic here in Dallas.  His picture and comments appear on billboards for Old San Francisco Steak House.

      He is not a very critical critic: OSFSH is where we take out-of-town guests we don’t like.

      Posted by Rittenhouse on 2007 03 20 at 09:46 AM • permalink




      Gort!  Klaatu barada nikto!

      Yeah, it does sound similar to The Day The Earth Stood Stiil.

      I’m wondering just when the Canucks developed such advanced robotic technology.  Did someone let wronwright take the Tardis out again?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 20 at 09:46 AM • permalink


    1. #23 ArtVandelay

      That was a nice catch, reminds me of the “Wizard of Oz” Ozzie Smith

      As far as hockey goes, Tootoo hit Modano with a legal check, not dirty, and frankly I didn’t think he hit him all that hard.  Robidas was clearly coming over to give Tootoo a little payback.  In hockey, the team will protect their best players, in this case, Robidas was trying to let Tootoo know, you don’t hit Modano and skate away without looking over your shoulder.  Of course the problem was Tootoo was looking over his shoulder and defended himself.  I say defended himself because Robidas had his stick up and was going to cross check Tootoo.  With Tootoo’s size, he probably would have gotten it in the chops.

      Cross-check; Hitting an opponent with the stick when it is held with two hands and no part of the stick is on the ice.

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 09:50 AM • permalink


    1. # 25 JBD

      Being from Michigan, I gotta give credit from Modano, but being a Red Wings fan, I’ll go with Chelios!!

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 09:53 AM • permalink


    1. Now you know how we Yanks feel when you write about wickets and stumps and pitches.

      Posted by TallDave on 2007 03 20 at 10:14 AM • permalink


    1. I’m sure Tootoo was anaspeptic, frasmotic, and perhaps even compunctious to have caused Modano and Robidas such pericombobulation.

      Posted by Don Charleone on 2007 03 20 at 10:22 AM • permalink


    1. #28, 29 Old Tanker

      Excellent summary of the action in that clip. Personally, I think all three behave exactly as they should have: Clean check, defend (alternate) captain, defend self, stick up for teammate.

      There is a code of honor in hockey and one can learn a lot about a man’s character on the ice. For example, did you know that John Kerry was considered a terrible puck hog in prep school and that actor Tim Robbins, who plays in a NYC men’s league, is considered a cry baby and a cheap shot artist?

      Modano “out-acted” Emelio Estevez in “The Mighty Ducks” and would do the same to Robbins.

      I too am a huge Chelios fan from his days in Chicago (are you booing me, Old Tanker?). I used to dine (okay, drink at Cheli’s Chili in Chicago before Hawks games. Met his family and they are all great people.

      Also, Chelios is from Illinois and Modano (leading all time US scorer in NHL history) is from Michigan.

      Now I’m rambling…

      Posted by JDB on 2007 03 20 at 10:26 AM • permalink


    1. Hockey really doesn’t have the bizarre language of cricket.  “tweeners” doesn’t quite stackup with “bowlers’ willy”.

      T-Bob is just falling for that old hockey joke about going to a fight and seeing a hockey game break out. Really not that much fighting anymore, not with the new rules.

      #29, “original six”!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 20 at 10:34 AM • permalink


    1. JDB

      Probably the last time you will see someone get 500 goals with the same team.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 20 at 10:38 AM • permalink


    1. #32 JDB

      I knew Modano was from Detroit, I just wish he would play there!!  And being a Wings fan, I HATED Chelios when he was with Chicago, I LOVE him in Detroit.

      I love playing against a puck hog, easy to defend.  Stand ‘em up and sit ‘em down…..

      Tim Robbins is a whiner, who’da thought…

      BTW, we quit booing the Blackhawks when they started sucking.  Although, we may have to start booing them soon, they seem to be building a team again.  I’d love to see all of the original 6 strong again.

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 10:42 AM • permalink


    1. #34 yojimbo,
      We had to send off Stevie Yzerman this year, truly the end of an era.  We were really lucky to have the likes of Stevie Y for so long, the Captains Captain….

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 10:45 AM • permalink


    1. #36
      Couldn’t agree more.  A true professional.

      I’ll go along with four of the six being strong again.  Heh!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 20 at 10:51 AM • permalink


    1. #37

      I’m almost afraid to ask which 2 you would leave out??

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 10:52 AM • permalink


    1. #38

      Ha!!  I don’t think Andycanuck would be too pleased!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 20 at 10:55 AM • permalink


    1. Later in the game Tootoo got the puck in his own end and couldn’t get it out so he shot it into the audience and sent a lucky fan to the hospital to get his souvenir removed. With that level of excitement it’s no wonder the price of tickets keep going up.

      Posted by Arty on 2007 03 20 at 11:21 AM • permalink


    1. Hey, after Chris Simon swung his lumber into Ryan Hollweg’s grill, anything looks clean. A 25-game suspension was too light, IMHO.

      Nastiest thing I ever saw at a hockey game – Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk got a skate blade across his throat (accidental, of course), severing his carotid artery. Shot a geyser of blood onto the ice. The trainers got to him just in time. Lots of folks headed for the exits after that.

      Here it is if you’ve got the stomach for it. You’ve been warned.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 03 20 at 12:37 PM • permalink


    1. Dust my Broom is a Canadian site. This is hockey. Nothing post-ethical here.

      And you thought Canadians Wimpy eh?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 03 20 at 12:50 PM • permalink


    1. #42

      You’re back from your time out!!

      Let’s see Modano is American, Tootoo is Canadian, I’m guessing Robidas is Fwench Canadian?  (I’m guesing that based on a sneak attack in which he got smoked) Kinda like my least favorite player of all time, Claude Lemieux(sp)

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 01:34 PM • permalink


    1. Claude Lemieux.

      Yeah, I remember that bozo.  Loved to start something and then duck behind the ref or linesman.  Gutless little wonder.  The kind of guy you want to meet outside when he can’t duck behind the skirts of someone.

      There are ways to agitate the other team and draw penalties and then there are ways.

      Loved to ram his stick between the legs of players going down the ice and then go for a change.

      Yeah, good call tanker.

      Gordie Howe’s nickname was “elbows” but he always did that while he was looking you in the eye not your back..

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 20 at 02:39 PM • permalink


    1. #44

      One of my favorite brawls was the payback Darren McCarty gave Lemieux (hereby known as “Le Mouse”) for the cheapshot on Kris Draper.  Had to wait until the following season, but Lemouse went turtle and got a first rate whoopin’.  Of course both teams went at it and Chris Osgood put a pretty good hurtin’ on Patrick Roy.  Any coincidence they were both fwench Canadians??

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 02:54 PM • permalink


    1. #44

      In case you need a little refresher and I was wrong, It was Mike Vernon that gave Roy a whoopin’.

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 03:00 PM • permalink


    1. Mike Vernon.

      Best game under pressure by a goalie that I ever witnessed(IMO, of course.)

      1989 season with Calgary(their cup year).

      Game seven of the first round against Vancouver.  Calgary was heavily favoured in that matchup(they had 104 points or something).  Vernon was the only Calgary player to show that day.

      Just before overtime a Calgary player lost the puck around center ice.  Tony Tanti picked up the puck and stormed down the right wing.  Vernon gave him his glove side.  As Tanti blew into the zone he let loose with a hard slapper and Vernon shot the glove out and snatched it just before it got into the net.

      Just into overtime a Calgary player lost the puck deep in his own zone(getting the drift).  He must have been alone in front of Vernon for what seemed like minutes.  He deeked and he deeked but couldn’t get Vernon off his feet.  Vernon finally stuffed him.  I will always remember that game because everyone had already handed the Cup to Calgary that year but most of the Calgary team didn’t showup for that opening round except for Vernon.  He carried the whole team on his shoulders that round.  Under all that pressure he never panicked.  That’s what made his performance so great(IMO).

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 20 at 03:27 PM • permalink


    1. #23, ArtVandelay:

      That was frightful! That poor fat guy. He caught that ball and then became so fearful that he took off running while the others on the field chased him down in a feeding frenzy!

      I turned off the vid as the mob was falling onto their victim. I didn’t need to see the poor man’s entrails being pulled out to know it was a horrible way to go.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 03 20 at 04:05 PM • permalink


    1. “Claude the fraud”. Good riddance to him. I would have been quite happy to go to my grave never having given that lout another thought.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 03 20 at 04:33 PM • permalink


    1. #23 All he did was catch a simple foul ball. How are they supposed to hit home runs if the pitcher keeps throwing at their feet? For 5 days? And where’s the bouncing cheerleaders? And you’re not even trying unless you finish upside down and on fire.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 03 20 at 04:34 PM • permalink


    1. Tootoo cops FIVE games for that.

      Pity a world where self-defence becomes a crime.

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 03 20 at 04:40 PM • permalink


    1. Well, as long as we’re reminiscing…

      Playoffs, Sabres vs Bruins. Overtime. The camera catches Sabres forward Brad May kissing his stick before the face-off. May gets the puck, turns Hall-of-Fame defenseman Ray Borque inside-out, and scores the game winner.

      The icing on the cake was play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret screaming “MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY!” in his castrati-on-meth falsetto.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 03 20 at 04:44 PM • permalink


    1. Watching a game the other day, after about 30 seconds of shots, blocks rebounds,saves, bodies flying, the announcer can’t keep up anymore. So he just yells, “It’s WONDERFUL chaos in front of the net!” It was, too.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 03 20 at 05:20 PM • permalink


    1. The commenters on Darcey’s site mostly get it; no way Modano should have gotten away with the slash. Tootoo’s hit on Modano (who is 6 in taller than JT, by the way) was clean; understandably Robidas took a run at Tootoo for thumping the sainted Skill Player; but Modano came back with a woodchop that would have disgraced a Swede, let alone a Michigan boy.

      Tim, you ever wonder why the polar bears don’t walk the streets in Churchill any more? It’s that they’re afraid JT’s gonna whack ‘em with the glove on.

      Tonight: Leafs v Devils, wonder if Julien will even dress that goon Janssen. Where’s Tiger Williams when we need him?

      Channelling Tim….what, you didn’t understand any of that?  ;o)

      Posted by Jim Whyte on 2007 03 20 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. These words you’re all typing. What do they mean? Oh, for the simplicity of cricket.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 03 20 at 08:24 PM • permalink


    1. Sure. Have the hockey thread while I’m out working from 8 to 8–and thanks for noticing, yojimbo. Still, they lost me with the lockout/strike.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 20 at 08:25 PM • permalink


    1. #55

      simplicity of cricket?

      That’s a first class oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one……

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 08:28 PM • permalink


    1. okay Andycanuck,

      Which 2 original six was yojimbo gonna leave out of being strong teams again??

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 08:30 PM • permalink


    1. Apparatachik,

      You’re right Tootoo shouldn’t have gotten 5 games and frankly, Modano should of gotten something for the tomahawk.

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 20 at 08:39 PM • permalink


    1. #28, Old Tanker, as someone who was hidden in the outfield when I played baseball, I am in awe of the work of Ozzie Smith.

      #48 Grimmy, I’m still laughing at your description! The catch was amazing enough but when you consider that he is a (rather large) amateur who plays for a country which isn’t particularly renowned for their strength in cricket (Bermuda), it’s no wonder that he is rapidly becoming the cult hero of this world cup

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 03 20 at 08:45 PM • permalink


    1. Hockey’s about the only Nth American sport I can stand to watch- mind you it’s hard to drink beer when it’s about 20 below zero next to the rink. Fortunately the Brisbane venue has a club overlooking the rink which is air conditioned, so you can get bladdered while watching these oafs thump the shit out of each other, but you need to throw them down because it’s all over in an hour. Baseball on the other hand makes a drawn cricket test seem like watching the entire Mexican airforce crash into a fuel storage facility.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 03 20 at 08:46 PM • permalink


    1. #61 – A+++++++. Would read comments again.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 03 20 at 09:26 PM • permalink


    1. 5 weeks???

      In the sanitised versionof AFL these days that sort of shot, even in self defence would get at least 10 and maybe 22 weeks, depending on how badly hurt the guy was.

      Posted by Razor on 2007 03 20 at 09:30 PM • permalink


    1. Baseball on the other hand makes a drawn cricket test seem like watching the entire Mexican airforce crash into a fuel storage facility.


      Marry me. We’ll have lots of fun. <g> I can’t stand baseball either.

      Posted by Dr Alice on 2007 03 20 at 10:01 PM • permalink


    1. Leafs just beat N.J. 2-1 [Their first 4-wins-in-a-row-at-home streak.]

      #58 The Leafs, thus yojimbo’s mention of me; and, I assume, the Habs because everyone hates them. Except Jack from Montreal, I’m guessing, Old Tanker.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 20 at 10:07 PM • permalink


    1. #65

      Ding..Ding..Ding We have a winner.  At one time the Leafs were my favorite team until they started fielding teams with no American born players.  They still have the most beautiful road uni in all of sports though.  Seeing their forward line roar out of their zone,three abreast, in that Leaf Blue with the white Maple Leaf was worth the price of admission, even at the “Fabulous Forum” in Los Angeles.

      The Habs natch.  Perhaps if they wouldn’t jeer at our National Anthem.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 21 at 01:55 AM • permalink


    1. Almost forgot.

      Hey Winnipeg!  We found your Jets come and get them.

      Good God almighty.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 21 at 02:02 AM • permalink


    1. #66 The old uniform, à la 1967, with the old-fashioned, more-natural maple leaf, is my favourite.
      ‘67 ‘67

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 21 at 09:06 AM • permalink


    1. Can’t say I wouldn’t want to see a good Toronto team again, especially since my second least favorite player after Claude is gone.  Yes, that would be Ty Domi.  Although I miss watching Bob Probert beat him like a rag doll.  If I ever have to watch Domi pretend to put a championship belt around his waist again I’ll break my T.V.

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 09:07 AM • permalink


    1. #68 andycanuck.  Agreed.  The really old-fashioned ones as well.  The ones from the 20’s with the horizontal stripes are great.  I saw them in some “retro” game a few years back(probably many,many years back).

      #69 Old Tanker.  Agreed on the Leafs.  I see we also agree on goons.  Domi probably should have been banished from the league about halfway through his career.  He took Marty McSorley to new heights.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 21 at 10:28 AM • permalink


    1. #70

      You gave Domi half a career too long……

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 10:33 AM • permalink


    1. Your probably right.  Enforcers are necessary, thugs are not.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 21 at 11:10 AM • permalink


    1. Yojimbo at #66—keep in mind, the Leafs were the first team to sign an American-born player (Carl Voss, 1926).

      Trivia: who was the first Russian-born player to be named rookie of the year?

      Posted by Jim Whyte on 2007 03 21 at 12:30 PM • permalink


    1. #73,

      I’ll go with Sergei Makarov??

      As an aside, he played on the KLM line with one of my favorites, Igor Larionov. I was privileged enough to play against Igor last year at the Joe during an alumni challenge game….and yes, they handed our ass to us…gently I might add

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 01:18 PM • permalink


    1. #74, OT, much earlier….Dave “Sweeney” Schriner, 1934-35 season, with the New York Americans.

      Posted by Jim Whyte on 2007 03 21 at 01:32 PM • permalink


    1. #75

      heh, I should have known….the name gives it away….

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 01:41 PM • permalink


    1. I guess Pat Quinn wasn’t coaching the Leafs in 1926.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 21 at 03:14 PM • permalink


    1. I see they have four Americans on their team now.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 03 21 at 04:36 PM • permalink


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