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Someone found a couple of old Jarkko Ruutu fight clips from his days with the Vancouver Canucks. And since we're far too unoriginal right now to come up with something else to anchor today's post, here you go:
vs. Rob DiMaio:
vs. Fernando Pisani:
vs. Martin Gelinas:
vs. Sergei Zholtok
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Introducing Luca Caputi.
-The Penguins made qualifying offers to Mark Ardelan, Paul Bissonnette, Tim Brent, Patrick Ehelechner, Daniel Fernholm, Jonathan Filewich and Ryan Stone.
-New Blog Alert: Check out The Flower Shop which is dedicated to all things Marc-Andre Fleury.
-The Devils are still mulling over whether or not to bring back forward Sergei Brylin.
-The Maple Leafs will buy out forward Darcy Tucker. Toronto also put goaltender Andrew Raycroft and forward Kyle Wellwood on waivers.
-The Hurricanes signed forward Tuomo Ruutu, who has a brother we hear, to a one-year deal.
-Barry Melrose was officially introduced as the Lightning’s new head coach/clown. Former Penguins forward Rick Tocchet and former Wild forward Wes Walz will be his assistant coaches.
-The Lightning put goaltender Marc Denis on waivers.
-Flyers hall-of-famer Bill Barber resigned from the Lightning as director of player personnel.
-Check out this really good story in the Washington Time about Alex Ovechkin’s brother.
-It’s looking like defenseman Chris Chelios will return to the Red Wings.
-Red Wings consultant and former Penguins head coach Scotty Bowman shot down rumors he would be taking a position with the Blackhawks.
-Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart is dealing with a shoulder injury.
-The Predators dealt defenseman Janne Niskala and a seventh-round draft pick to the Flyers for forward Triston Grant.
-Predators investor Williams "Boots" Del Biaggio owes a ton of money.
-The Blackhawks signed defenseman Jordan Hendry to a two-year contract.
-Chicago forward Rene Bourque was awarded $110,000 for getting hit in the face with a skate blade during a game in 2006.
-The Avalanche signed forward Scott Parker to a one-year deal.
-The NHL suspended Ducks owner Henry Samueli from any involvement with the team or league indefinitely.
-It hasn't been a good month for Gary Bettman in regards to his relationship with several NHL owners.
-Who should take over for Barry Melrose at ESPN?