Brad Staubitz throttling Jordin Tootoo

I know this video does not have sound, but it’s the HQ version and the videos with audio were grainy. Either way Jordin Tootoo of Nashville really took a beating last Thursday night, compliments of Brad Staubitz. Probably one of the best fights last week, a prequel to the series starting next week: Fight of the Week, Hit of the Week, Goal of the Week, and Save of the Week. I do want to point out 2 things in this fight that a casual fan may not notice. This goes back to my 4 part series on fighting in the NHL and the code players follow.

1. Tootoo knew he had tape on his right hand and took it off at about the 1:05 mark before he threw a punch. Even though he would have been assessed an additional penalty, he showed respect for his opponent and removed the tape.

2. Staubitz clearly had the upper hand in this fight. Although, when Staubitz realized Tootoo was clearly defeated and injured, Staubitz ceased from throwing anymore punches and had the linesman come in. You will see players do this from time to time in honest concern for their opponent.

I would like to add that this was Tootoo’s second fight in just over a week and a half. Previously, Tootoo refrained from throwing punches when Matt Bradley, of Washington, was visibly injured.

2 Responses to “Brad Staubitz throttling Jordin Tootoo”

  1. 1 Coach
    March 27, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    In the Bradley fight from a couple weeks ago, Tootoo did the same thing, and took the tape of his fingers so he wouldn’t get a penalty. Those kinds of thigns are not discussed enough during this whole fighting debate within the NHL. Tootoo is a class act, and probably has a lot of respect amongst the guys in the Nashville locker room.

  2. 2 thekiiid
    March 27, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    You’re absolutely right…I didn’t notice it, but you can see him take it off on the video….and it’s laying on the ice…weird an official didnt go to pick it up….Was all the blood a combo of Tootoo’s hand and Bradley’s grill? Or just Bradley’s grill?

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