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 Posted: Sat Apr 16th, 2011 01:31 pm
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/NHL-vs-octopus-Detroit-police-fine-Red-Wings-f?urn=nhl-wp2695

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The throwing of an octopus on the ice during Detroit Red Wings games dates back to 1952, when it was symbolic of the eight wins it took to capture the Stanley Cup. As the playoffs have grown in the NHL, so has the tradition: Red Wings fans in Detroit, and in cities where their team visits, have smuggled slimy cephalopods into games and tossed them onto the playing surface for decades.

But as Detroit prepared for Game 2 of its Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday, fans were buzzing about this tradition's future -- and the city police and the NHL having primary roles in its potential demise.

The hysteria began on Thursday night when Deadspin published an account from "Tommy B.", a Red Wings fan who claimed arena personnel encouraged his octopus toss in Game 1, but who was ejected and fined $500 when he tossed his octopus on the ice — after, he said, five others had already been thrown.

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Now then,I'm not really a hockey fan and don't knopw a whole lot about the game,but it seems like if it's a tradition and not hurting anybody,let it go.The pussification of sports and society in general continues..........



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 Posted: Sat Apr 16th, 2011 06:22 pm
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I notice that the guy got fined $500. Just another way to generate revenue. everything is all about money these days.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 17th, 2011 01:56 am
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I'm not sure if this is fact, or was said as a joke, but when the thrower was being arrested he asked when that became a rule, and was told Bettman instituted it after the first period.

That sounds hard to believe, but it sounds like the dumb kind of shit Bettman would pull.



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