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Monday, May 12, 2008

You Were Supposed to Hit BALLARD

Dustin Brown oomfed Jussin Jokinen at the World Championships right as the final horn sounded. It was probably unnecessary and rude and all that stuff, but it wasn't against a King so I don't really care. The real story was after the hit (around the 2:00 minute mark), when Teemu Selanne came out of nowhere to throw his fists in Brown's face. Brown did not take kindly to it and repaid Selanne a little bit later in the clip. Should make next year a little more interesting. This means that the only Pacific team that has not been involved in an international incident so far is Dallas, for obvious reasons... although, I guess Jokinen used to play for them. Screw it, that counts. The Pacific Division: More Harmful to International Relations Than the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand!


Sqb. said...

Uhm...I saw Brown throw a head shot, and then he threw *his* gloves in Selanne's face. Selanne had showed up because of the original hit.

brokeyard said...

Gotta say... with harsher penalties for fighting it makes it all the more fun to watch.

jamestobrien said...

Gosh, Rudy, how could you talk about that game and not talk about the absolutely ridiculous non-goal?


This makes the video goal judges in Toronto look like they have the vision of Ted Williams. Sweet Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of the fact that he was right about the officials, Pierre McGuire is a major douche bag.

Doogie said...

I'd love to know what possessed Matt Greene to leave the bench. It's ten games in the NHL, what the hell makes him think he can do that in a IIHF tournament?

So what are the odds that, the next US-FIN game ends with two empty benches and disqualifications all around? The way things are going at this tournament, it might just happen.