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NHL fights becoming a hair-raising misadventure

GARY LOEWEN

, Last Updated: 2:55 AM ET

Here's the latest scourge to hit the National Hockey League: Hair pulling.

During a brawl-fest between Vancouver and Chicago, the Canucks' Alex Burrows grabbed a handful of Blackhawks locks, owned by Duncan Keith.

That's poor.

As if the NHL needs one more reason to demand that fighters keep their helmets on during their beloved scraps.

Ben Eager, another of the Blackhawks pugilists, came prepared for battle Sunday night ... with a shaved noggin and a cool rasslin' takedown move.

Check the video on youtube.com -- Canucks @ Blackhawks Line Brawl Part 1.

Tiger up to task

So, we segue from hair to Sean O'Hair.

It was obvious as early as the third hole Sunday that Tiger Woods would come from behind against O'Hair and win Arnold Palmer's tourney at Bay Hill.

In his third tournament back after taking eight months off, Woods was on top of his game, brilliant as usual.

One quibble:

While Tiger was back in early 2008 form, his striped shirt took us back to early Richie Cunningham.

One other quibble:

Woods hugging creepy caddie Steve Williams has made me scratch I Love You, Man from my must-see movie list.

Ruling on the field

Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was in a New York court yesterday in his "gun possession" case.

But was Burress truly in possession of the gun when he fired a bullet into his thigh?

Or had Burress fumbled it?

And some people think the NFL doesn't need video review.

Toth and nail

Mike Toth, on The Fan's 9 a.m. show Monday, took some well-aimed shots at the CBC for having four members of its high-priced talent presiding over a highlight package on Saturday night.

Toth said there was no need to have more than one announcer handling the chore.

He added that P.J. Stock, a scrapper turned announcer, was incapable of handling the highlights job.

Ya gotta like Toth's moxie.

Say what?

"The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I've ever seen!"

Gisele Bundchen, who is on the May cover of Vanity Fair, speaking about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

OK, she was actually referring to hubby, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

GARY.LOEWEN@SUNMEDIA.CA


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