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Lazy Sunday: Jarkko Ruutu vs Darcy Tucker

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Before we get into what is by far one of my more favorite fights to come out of the past two seasons, let's first knock out some business.

  • El Sid is not playing in the final preseason game today against the Red Wings.  This, in case you didn't know, is a good thing.  He skated yesterday for the first time since leaving the ice on Thursday against the Blue Jackets and admitted he's feeling "better."  Interpret that as a good thing.  In any case, he has a few days to sit it out before the opener against the Rangers on Friday.  [Tribune-Review]
  • Speaking of today's game, we'll once again have an open thread tossed up here for your reading/interacting pleasure.  Feel free to shoot by and participate, as the game will be available on the NHL Network. 
  • Puck Daddy sits down to chat with Dan Bylsma.  Funny picture that must've slipped past me during all the Stanley Cup parade pics.  [Puck Daddy]
  • And holy crap this is funny.  I mean, as funny as a protest/riot march in Pittsburgh can get.  I seriously LOL'd for realsies with this video

Ok, take the jump for the fight and check back in on Pensburgh later for the thread.

From the 07-08 season, complete with punch counter.