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The hits just keep on coming

I'm not sure that I'll be able to get these words all out before I break out into uncontrollable laughter. But, I'm going to try. Today, Mike Russo found a way to top the absurdity of his punching bag comment. Russo was explaining that it didn't sound like Veilleux was going to be suspend by the eggheads running the NHL, since, you know, the game starts in just under 9 hours.


But then he drops the bombshell of all unintentional comedy bombshells. This, my Avalanche-loving friends, is the mother lode. Are you ready for it? Okay, put down any liquids and pull up a chair:

Quite frankly, if Veilleux should be suspended, so should Tyler Arnason. His elbow on Keith Carney was the most vicious elbow I’ve seen at one of the games I’ve covered this year.

That's right, folks, the guy with 8 hits in his last two seasons is a thug. So, if I'm getting this right, folks in Minnesota don't know what a fight OR a vicious elbow looks like. Look, I can't say the elbow didn't happen, because it did. I do find it odd that Russo neglected to point out that Arnason was retaliating to the elbow Carney threw at him, but I guess that's not important. But, really, the "most vicious elbow" he's seen? Wow. Couldn't they find anyone who actually, you know, watches hockey to cover the games?

I can't search for video of said vicious elbow due to work filters, but if anyone can find a suspension-worthy clip of the incident I'll post it. Spare me the rickrolls, please.