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    Posted: 19 April 2008 at 10:40am
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Originally posted by Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press wrote:

The Wings have been told by the league that if Al Sobotka (or anyone else) twirls the octopus that's thrown onto the ice before playoff games, it'll cost the team $10,000.


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A long-standing tradition, the throwing octopi on the ice has been a staple of Red Wings' playoffs since 1952. Fans can visit the Superior Fish Company of Royal Oak, Michigan at www.superiorfish.com for the "O-FISH-AL Octopi Supply" including "Octoquette" the proper etiquette, guidelines and decorum for throwing octopi.




Apparently the problem is that twirling it around results in octopus 'matter' being whipped onto the ice which can result in poor ice conditions.  After all these years, they just now ban it?  I think this is a really poor decision by the league.
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i think its kind of stupid but i dont care


i hate the wings

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Like that will stop them. Besides, does the rule say only BEFORE playoff games?  Joe-Louis outlawed bringing them in long ago, but that doesn't stop people. 

EDIT: Hey, Dear NHL.  Haven't you done enough to ruin hockey since the strike already?


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I like Nashville's catfish throwing better. 
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All I have to say is that I'm glad the Caps finally found their game again.....

Octopi? That's nothing.... If we make it further in the playoffs, I'll throw Nancy Pelosi on the ice.... now THAT is an ugly cephalopod.....
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Octopi? That's nothing.... If we make it further in the playoffs, I'll throw Nancy Pelosi on the ice.... now THAT is an ugly cephalopod.....


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Meh.

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Originally posted by brihard brihard wrote:

Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Octopi? That's nothing.... If we make it further in the playoffs, I'll throw Nancy Pelosi on the ice.... now THAT is an ugly cephalopod.....


That kind of post is why we universally love you here.


He also hates kids with peanut allergies...


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Originally posted by sinisterNorth sinisterNorth wrote:

Meh.

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He also hates kids with peanut allergies.../yeah, i was reading Fark today//i know where you post///slashies


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Lies Tallen.

What if the FSM is made with this:


Que pasa?


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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

All I have to say is that I'm glad the Caps finally found their game again.....

Octopi? That's nothing.... If we make it further in the playoffs, I'll throw Nancy Pelosi on the ice.... now THAT is an ugly cephalopod.....

hilarious!  She'll leave a trail like a slug when they squeegee her off the ice.
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Lies Tallen.What if the FSM is made with this:


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Yeah wow, I thought for sure that Montreal would take them in 4 or 5 games.

And how about that Washington and Philly game yesterday.  That was excited.  As a Wings fan, I wish the Wings would crash and bang like the Caps were yesterday.
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Originally posted by Boss_DJ Boss_DJ wrote:

i think its kind of stupid but i dont carei hate the wings


Hey, we have to have SOME good sports teams.
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Good, I hate the Red Wings anyways. However, a $10,000 fine isn't going to stop them from doing it. Anyways, who cares? Hockey has sucked ever since the strike.


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