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Duncan Keith seeks Hulk Hogan-like inspiration to deal with suspension

Mar 24, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT

Duncan Keith, Devin Setoguchi AP

Now that Duncan Keith has a few games off for himself to think about the nasty elbow he threw at Daniel Sedin, the focus for him now is to make sure he stays focused on the game when he comes back.

We’ve heard from his teammates about what they think of his suspension, but Keith talked with’s Tracey Myers about how he’s going to stay loose while he’s suspended and he’s sounding an awful lot like Hulk Hogan when describing what his routine will be.

“I want to keep sharp, want to keep in game shape. I’ll do that,” he said. “(I’ll try to) get as much rest, eat properly, get lots of sleep and be working out with Paul (Goodman) and hopefully I can try to use it as my advantage, somehow.”

“Well you know Mean Gene, as long as I take my vitamins, say my prayers, and sharpen these gnarly elbows, Duncamania is gonna run wild on you!

In all seriousness now, we’re sure the Canucks could care less about what Keith decides to do with his time off. Meanwhile, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews told Myers he thinks his teammate may have gone “a little overboard” with his hit on Sedin. Political correctness like that is why he’s the leader everyone.

  1. salmon90 - Mar 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    “…hopefully I can try to use it as my advantage, somehow.”

    Mr. Keith – even if you may be benefitting from a little rest before the playoffs, probably not the smartest thing to say publicly. You’re suspended – stop acting like a victim.

  2. bogiedoc - Mar 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    How do you get victimhood out his statements…**sheesh**

    What do want him to do? Sit in a corner with an NHL dunce cap on…sucking his thumb??

  3. balewsquare - Mar 24, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    I’m a Hawks fan and think the hit was real bad, so in no way is this defending him, but….one of the biggest criticisms of Keith since his Norris Trophy is that he plays a crapton of minutes and doesn’t display the same “burst” as he once did. So, unfortunately for punishment’s sake, this has a chance to be helpful for him. 5 games off and one warmup before playoffs? Sounds perfect to him.

  4. gracz87 - Mar 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    D sedin had it coming to him for a while. Hope hawks get Vancouver in the playoffs. We hate those twins

    • hsnepts - Mar 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      The Sedin’s are gentlemen in a league full of rats. There are a few: Salo, Malhotra, and your captain Toews. There was a time I would have put Keith on this list.

      If you think that Sedin had that hit coming to him – well then all sportsmanship is out the window.

      Time to target Toews’ head.

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