Friday, October 19, 2007

NHL Headshot of the Week

"For the sake of the game, they oughta throw him in San Quentin.
He is a criminal element!The worst goon in hockey today.
Oh, yeah. Real cement-head." - player/coach Reg Dunlop

That quote describes nobody in the NHL better than Nashville's Jordin Tootoo - who is nothing more than a criminal element. He seems to possess no actual hockey skills other than the ability to take 12-step runs at other players. Need proof? Here's a clip from a game last week against Phoenix:

It's because of talentless nobodies like Tootoo that players get clotheslined - like Craig Weller did to Tootoo in the clip. And while I feel like it's a double standard for me to be praising Weller for clocking Tootoo - I am doing just that. Anybody else find it hilarious that Tootoo runs around trying to kill guys but as soon as he gets hit he's lying on the ice like someone shot him. For the sake of the game they oughta throw him in San Quentin.

This hit even made CBC's Kelly Hrudey stand up and say Tootoo is a "disgrace" and "should be out of the game." Try to find the actual quotes of what Hrudey said - I dare you. You know the NHL is in bad shape when you can't even find controversial quotes about it on the Internet.


Jeff K said...

I have to say, I think this is my new favorite running segment.

I absolutely loved how Weller took Tootoo down after the hit. If someone runs a player like Tootoo did, I say anything goes. That was awesome.

And that is probably only the 48th most shameful hit Tootoo has ever dished out.

Trebor said...

That was a pretty good close line, wwe material.

That's cutting it close as far as getting a clip for friday... unless you had some other ones lined up, i thought i saw one in a vancouver gmae but ???

and just to put it all in one post.

was sportsenet showing the baseball game last night in ontario but giving the west some poker tournament???

I don't follow college, butlast nights game between rutgers and south florida I would have tuned in too. With all the talk of if USF deservs to be in the rose bowl.. well there are no more questions as they lost, but reading about fake punts and field goals....would have been nice to watch.

Trevor said...

Tootoo has always been a disgrace...he would pull that same shit in his WHL days...The difference was that the WHL chose to protect him and when players would hit him back they'd end up in the box.

I don't think what Weller did was that bad...I think Tootoo fell to the ice because he was trying to Turtle.

Does anyone remember when Tootoo bit another NHL player during a game? Give him the boots already.