More and more comments about the octopus matter are appearing online. Yesterday, George James Malik at mlive.com posted several story highlights. From John Niyo, Detroit News
The NHL's ban on Al Sobotka's pregame octopus swinging continues to get even more cumbersome. For Saturday's Game 2 against Colorado, standby referee Don Van Massenhoven was stationed at the zamboni entrance to handle the octopus(es) brought off the ice by the linesmen.
He describes the Cody McLeod incident and two more that were thrown from Saturday's game, and concludes ...
At some point, you'd think the NHL brass would come to their senses. But maybe that's just wishful thinking.
Malik highlighted the Denver Post's Adrian Dater's story, and also Helene St. James' story from the Detroit Free Press. I posted James' story Sunday. Kudos to Malik for spotlighting Niyo's and especially Dater's. I forgot to check Denver papers, and Niyo's flew under my radar.
Most members of LetsGoWings.com are pretty perturbed about the banning and the McLeod incident.
One asked if McLeod should be fined for throwing an octopus, and another posted that if Red Wings fans are mad about the banning they should write the NHL. The address and phone number to League offices are listed in the thread.
At the CBS Sports online community a member started a thread titled, Fighting the Octopus Ban.
At YouTube.com I posted the McLeod lowlight from NBC's broacast.
The comments from the writers and fans in the articles and threads are well worth reading in my opinion.
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