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What do you think of Ruutu's suspension?
Wed, January 7, 2009

TORONTO - The NHL has suspended Ottawa Senators forward Jarkko Ruutu for two games after an alleged biting incident during a game Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

The NHL made the announcement Thursday but didn't give a specific reason for the suspension. But Buffalo forward Andrew Peters said the Senators player bit through his gloved thumb in the first period of the Sabres' 4-2 win.

As a result of the latest suspension, Ruutu will forfeit US $31,707.32 in salary.

Ruutu will miss Thursday's game at Boston and Saturday's contest versus the New York Rangers. He will be eligible to return for Tuesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL looking at alleged bite



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I am tired of all the pushing and shoving and face-washing after the play has been whisled dead. Peters is a whinning A**hole and if he shoved his hand in my face I would have bit it too.

The NHL should have the balls to start handing out penalty to ONE team for the nonsense after the play is whisled dead. Then there will be no worry about biting, fighting or anything else.

As for Jim Rohm weighing in...he's a wind-bag with a less that mediocre radio talk show.

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Mark, 2009-01-08 11:10:36

no way a guy with a mouth guard can bite a hockey gloved hand to any degree other than a clamp done. If I was in a scuffle with you and jammed my thumb in your mouth what would you do? no suspension warranted here. a great drama queen job by a thug. peters is the classless one.
waynes, 2009-01-08 10:15:45

He should be charged and mentally assessed.
Mr. Corvo, 2009-01-08 10:08:40

Peters doesn't deserve an oscar for his acting. It wasn't credible. However, the NHL bit.. Peters who perhaps is best known for fighting a goalie !!!!! (Ray Emery) while he was fighting with Buffalo's goalie is not worthy of any sympathy here. He has no saintly image but he sure fooled the NHL. If the supposed bite was from Sydney what would have happened. was there really evidence ??? Jim
Jim Hickey, 2009-01-08 10:00:51

If a kid bites in daycare they are sent home. Hit him in the wallet with a suspension and then maybe he will play nice with the other boys. If that doesn't deter him - weld his mouth guard on.
AM, 2009-01-07 19:04:10

Fom what I saw I do not believe suspension was warranted. I believe Peters was putting itt on pretty good. Keep your fist away from danger next time.
Violet Rhine, 2009-01-07 18:34:21

Why is this a major problem? Why was Peter's fist in Rutuu's face in the first place? Also I guess lastly would a bite to the thumb cause the reaction that Peter's did, throwing his hands around and launching his elbow pad? I watched the Gold Medal game of the juniors and was disgusted by the dramatics being performed by the Swedish goalie, along with pretty well all hockey fans, and I saw the incident and wondered if this also was the same. If there is cause for a suspension then fine Rutuu deserves it, but I think a player who regularly pummels opponents in fights and gets pounded on regularly would not react that way over a bite to his thumb, that didn't draw any blood. Sure doesn't seem to me like Peter's was being a tough player and if Rutuu did bite him, then he deserves the suspension; however I think the dramatics were not warranted for the incident at hand. Next time keep your hands out of the other player's face, there was no reason for that to occur either!
tired of prima donnas, 2009-01-07 16:11:28

Ruutu has the IQ of a hockey puck,,,playin on the edge,,send him home for bal of season,,hes finnish anyway moron...why didnt anyone on buffalo kick his ass ,,peters a tough guy???
RUSTY POWER, 2009-01-07 15:24:11

Suspend Peters for poor acting - he looked like a soccer player grimacing in pain over nothing. Unless Ruutu's jaw strength is much greater than mine, biting a thumb or finger caused more pain to my teeth than my hand.
Peter Michael, 2009-01-07 15:21:07

No clear evidence the bite ever happened, so no suspension. Anyway if Peters stuck his thumb in there, his problem anyway!
Agent86, 2009-01-07 15:15:07

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