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Morning Reading List

The Caps only have two games this week, but here are some things to catch up on after the weekend.

From the Calgary Sun: Mike Green in his own words

From the Patriot-News: Bourque sparks rout. The Bears have won seven of their first eight games and several familiar names recorded goals last night: Chirs Bourque, Quintin Laing (2), Andrew Gordon, Karl Alzner, Andrew Giroux and Oskar Osala (2).

Around the NHL:
*I'm not sure how many of you may have caught the Doug Weight's crushing, but legal hit on Hurricanes rookie Brandon Sutter. While Tyler Sloan's hit in Calgary brought attention on how teams react to big hits (to fight or not to fight), Weight's will (and has already) sparked some debate about how the NHL handles hits to the head.

-Carolina GM Jim Rutherford talked about the hit and the league's attitude to TSN.
-Hurricanes Coach Peter Laviolette thinks hits like Weight's shouldn't be legal.

By Katie Carrera  |  October 27, 2008; 10:15 AM ET
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I'm not a hockey player and don't pretend to be one, just a guy who enjoys watching some games on TV and such. As far as that hit goes on Sutter, it looks like Weight can't be completely to blame for that one. When someone has their head that far down and is that oblivious to what is going on around him that's just inviting trouble. This becomes one of those times where if you tell people to slow down the quality of the game will deminish, period.

Posted by: superpaqman | October 27, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know when the Predators get into town or where out of town teams stay when visting?

Posted by: derk45 | October 27, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the reading list. This has become one of my favorites.

Posted by: _Tim | October 27, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

That's an ugly hit, but at the same time you can't really blame Weight for it. Sutter's leaning way forward, and his head's down at about Doug's elbow. At the point he's probably hurting even if he just runs into him.

Nothing dirty about it, no bad intentions there. Looks to me like a case of a rookie learning the hard way that he needs to keep his head up and protect himself.

Posted by: Murshawursha | October 27, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I don't see how that hit is much different then the hit Scott Stevens put on Lindros.

Appeared legal to me. Look hockey is a brutal sport much like football. If you don't like to see bodies banging together at high speeds then perhaps watch/take up golf.

Posted by: jotay131 | October 27, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

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