OK, we officially love hockey right now. On Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darcy Tucker became involved in a fight with New Jersey's Cam Janssen, and during the tussle pulled Janssen's helmet off and began hitting him with it. Could you imagine that happening in any other sport. We mean, one that involves helmets?
In the NHL, it's not that big a deal. Tucker was fined $2,500 by the league, but avoided further punishment, with NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell commenting: "We did not feel it was Tucker's intent to hurt Janssen with the helmet.''
As odd and amusing as that quote is, it no more amusing than the term "NHL disciplinarian."
Leafs Tucker fined $2,500 [MSNBC]