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01-16-2004, 03:03 AM
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Good ol' Roenick

TORONTO (CP) - Philadelphia Flyers forward Jeremy Roenick remains livid at the NHL and has made commissioner Gary Bettman the target of latest rant.

``(Bettman) forgot that the NHL merged with the WWF and we hide razor blades in our pockets and cut ourselves so we can get calls,'' Roenick told the Camden Courier Post on Thursday, as quoted by the Toronto Star.

``I'm just surprised that you can get fined $91,000 for throwing a water bottle on the ice. It's like fining Gary Bettman for all those lies about the collective bargaining agreement coming. He throws those around like they're candy.

``The NHLPA should fine him for those.''

It's the third straight day Roenick has slammed the NHL.

On Tuesday, Roenick went off when he was hit by a high stick from a Buffalo Sabre in the third period and there was no call. He skated by referee Blaine Angus and appeared to spit blood near him.

Angus told Roenick he did not see the infraction, which caused Roenick to erupt. His mouth bloodied, Roenick threw a water bottle across the ice at Angus and was ejected.

He tore into the NHL and its officials after the game and received a one-game suspension Wednesday, triggering another diatribe.

The suspension will cost Roenick $91,463.41 US in salary and prevent him from taking part in Friday's game against Toronto.

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