Tootoo suspended 5 games....
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03-21-2007, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Portland, OR
People here act like it's breaking news that the "results dictate the severity" in the NHL world. It's always been that way.
Smokey said it right, Simon had the WORST incident but got off the lightest compared to Bertuzzi/McSorley - all because Hollweg didn't get a crushed windpipe or career-threatening concussion.
Should Tootoo have been suspended? Yes, you don't just lash out at people you "think" are going to do things. 1-2 games would have been perfect. You drop the gloves and settle it. That's how hockey in the NHL works. He's an effectivce fighter, but acts too much like a woosified figure-skater when players react to him. 5 games? Excessive, but only happens because Tootoo's punch resulted in an injury.
That being said, glad he'll be out for the Wings game. He's come far too close to causing some serious injuries to my team his season and I'm just trying to get to the playoffs healthy.
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