Parker and Phaneuf Pregame Leads to Parker and Godard In-Game
Dion Phaneuf and Scott Parker caused a little commotion during the pregame warmup skate before Saturday night’s Flames at Avalanche game. With the Avs down 4-0, Parker went after Phaneuf, crosschecking him in the corner. Eric Godard quickly grabbed Parker after that.
Phaneuf was said the pregame incident was mutual, but the in-game strike was over the line:
“No, I didn’t appreciate it,” said Phaneuf, 23. “But in saying that, I don’t know if he lost his temper or what happened. But, no, I’m all for playing physical, it’s my style of game, but, uh, that was a little bit dirty.”
Phaneuf added: “He’s got a job to do. That is his job, to play that agitating style, and he does it well. My job is to play that physical style, too, so we clash sometimes.”
The Calgary Herald added this from Keenan:
“We could’ve lost Dion Phaneuf for the season,” said Keenan. “There should be a major suspension to this guy.”
Voros lays out Novotny
During Friday night’s Blue Jackets at Wild game Aaron Voros peeked out of the penalty box and stepped out right into Jiri Novotny. After laying on the ice for a minute Novotny was able to skate off on his own accord.
Jason Botchford of The Province writes about the explosion that did not happen in Wednesday’s Wild-Canucks game in a piece aptly titled, No elbows, no cheap shots, no revenge.
Tom Powers of The Pioneer Press shares the sentiment.
It’s not uncommon for any hyped-up game to not explode, but actually be especially tame. Once the eyes and ears of the fans, media and league are all focused on one game, no one is looking to pick up a suspension or fine and everything mellows out quickly. Liability, if something were to happen, is something Bob McKenzie touched upon before the game.
A couple of days before The Province printed some quotes from and about Derek Boogaard.
No doggie bags for Domi
Tie Domi will be remembered for a lot of things from his playing career, but Victor Chi brings up a lesser reminisced story:
It’s somewhat fitting the Coyotes are the forefront of this culinary sales tactic. When the franchise was still based in Winnipeg, Tie Domi earned some recognition for his voracious appetite. He is a member of the 48 oz Club at Don Shula’s Steak House in Florida. The requirement for induction? Finishing the 48 oz Shula Cut steak in a single seating. One of Domi’s old teammates claims he cheated by slipping some hunks of beef into his pockets, but what would you expect from a guy who racked up over 3,500 PIMs?
Maybe the next step of the promotion is to see if a fan can out-eat Domi.
David Koci vs Zack Stortini Nov 24, 2007
Eric Godard vs Scott Parker Nov 24, 2007
Aaron Downey vs Jared Boll Nov 24, 2007
Aaron Downey vs Jody Shelley Nov 24, 2007
Bryan McCabe vs Steve Ott Nov 23, 2007
Jody Shelley vs Derek Boogaard Nov 23, 2007
Chris Clark vs Scott Hartnell Nov 23, 2007
Donald Brashear vs Riley Cote Nov 23, 2007
Tim Jackman vs Jeremy Reich Nov 23, 2007
Georges Laraque vs Brian McGrattan Nov 22, 2007