Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Since Nascar has the week off, maybe we should change gears to our other favorite passion. With playoff spots on the line, the intensity increases even among non-conference non-rivals. My favorite Predator (yes I actually have one) Jordin Tootoo shows off his primary skill. I have always liked this guy's energy and intensity, even if the train whistles are a bit annoying. Maybe he's even a bit Earnhardt-ish. Credit youtube user SmashMouthHockey for having this up within the hour.

The only Red Wing I would dare go toe to toe with Tootoo is Darren McCarty, when he is not hurt or playing for Grand Rapids that is. But back in the day..... the ultimate rivalry of the 90s and bad boy Claude Lemiuex gets his after a sucker hit on Kris Draper and sparking an ice-wide brawl including a goalie fight where Patrick Roy gets a piece of it from Brandan Shanahan (note both skates off ice) and future Conn Smythe trophy winner Mike Vernon.

And finally the rematch where Lemiuex manages not to turtle. Saw this one live, it was surreal when the gloves dropped simultaneously with the puck.

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