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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.
- It means, “I came! I saw! I conquered!” in Hockey.Posted by Hucbald on 2007 03 20 at 04:42 AM • permalink
- TOOTOO! MODANO! ROBIDAS??
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habesPosted by Hank Reardon on 2007 03 20 at 05:30 AM • permalink
- 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!
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
- Mohammed’s latest adventurePosted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 20 at 06:52 AM • permalink
- 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
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
- Speaking of, I wonder what our American cousins would make of this?
Cricket World Cup – Leverock catchPosted by Art Vandelay on 2007 03 20 at 08:20 AM • permalink
- 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!
- 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
TOOTOO! MODANO! ROBIDAS!
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
- #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
- # 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
- 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
- #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…
- 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”!
- #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
- #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
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
- 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.
- 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
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
- 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..
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
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
- 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).
- #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.
- #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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- #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 cupPosted by Art Vandelay on 2007 03 20 at 08:45 PM • permalink
- 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.
- 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
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.
- #66 The old uniform, à la 1967, with the old-fashioned, more-natural maple leaf, is my favourite.
‘67 ‘67Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 21 at 09:06 AM • permalink
- 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
- #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.
You gave Domi half a career too long……Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 10:33 AM • permalink
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 addPosted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 01:18 PM • permalink
heh, I should have known….the name gives it away….Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 03 21 at 01:41 PM • permalink
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