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Stars’ Roussel a marked man tonight vs. Chicago

Dec 10, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t forgotten Antoine Roussel‘s antics from last Tuesday.

The Dallas agitator, who had a wild scrap with Andrew Shaw and taunted the United Center crowd following his game-winning goal, figures to be public enemy No. 1 when the ‘Hawks take on the Stars at the American Airlines Center tonight.

A quick video refresher on what happened last time out, during Dallas’ 4-3 win:

When asked if he expected retribution for last game, Roussel replied “I guess we’ll see.”

  1. ibieiniid - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    I’m still wondering what history he and Rinaldo have that caused that half-fight from Saturday afternoon. The guy’s definitely got some enemies.

  2. comeonnowguys - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    We’re still calling that a “taunt?” Whatever, I guess.

    It should be because he tries to jump guys before they can get their gear off to fight, or that he takes runs at players even after the whistle. Not because he did a little flail that Patrick Kane does after big goals, regardless of where the game’s being played.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      It was not just a “flail”, it was skating along the Hawks bench, making eye contact, with a glove raised that implied a middle finger was being raised mentally.

      • ibieiniid - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        “a middle finger was being raised mentally.”

        I find myself doing this a lot at work…

    • imleftcoast - Dec 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      When we did we change to calling that a penalty shot? I’ve seen that call a couple times this week, and I don’t think it’s a good way to increase scoring if that was the intent.

      I like the way Shaw fought back. Seems like a cooked up controversy.

      • hazlydose - Dec 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        It seems like the league has been calling more penalty shots this year. Probably one of those things they advise the referees to “emphasize”. And no, I’m not saying there is some league wide conspiracy to increase scoring. The NHL actually does advise its referees from time to time to emphasize things. Case in point, interference at the beginning of last year.

  3. sjsharks66 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    What retribution? He fought Shaw already. Because his penalty shot reaction? If he really wants to get under their skin, don’t give in. Make them draw stupid penalties an capitalize on them.

    • hawksin5 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      the shaw fight was way before the penalty shot goal, and before the cheap shots.

  4. jpat2424 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    D Bag

    • brandonsheard - Dec 10, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      Good… …Late the hate flow through youuuu!

  5. sjsharks66 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Who did he jump, Shaw? They agreed to fight and Roussel got his gloves off first. Let’s not forget Shaw punching him in the back of the head after the fight was broken up. I don’t want to hear the “his jersey over his head” argument. Shaw almost had his jersey completely off at that point.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      They both continued to punch during the refs breaking them up. If the refs had been more successful in stopping Shaw instead, I don’t doubt the opposite would have happened, with Shaw sans helmet.

      What would have been an issue is circling back, like Kessel did vs John Scott.

    • comeonnowguys - Dec 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Shaw’s gloves had barely touched ice before he was swing at. You see why; if his initial flurry isn’t successful then then he doesn’t have much else.

  6. joey4id - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Oh! Dang! Not more retribution. Give it a break boys. Just put the puck in the net more often than them. That ought to be enough. Move on already.

  7. muckleflugga - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    i thought shaw more than held his own, and that with his sweater pulled over his head…i’m guessing, but one would think quenneville would rein-in the lad forthwith

    i can’t see much in the way of retribution happening in another team’s barn…back at the united center, it might be different when the crowd starts to rage

    a must watch game if your on the network

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      muckleflugga – you have seriously changed the flavor of your Hawks-related posts. I guess I’ll have to take back some of my thoughts!

  8. sjsharks66 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    On a side note. If Bolig goes for a big hit and catches his head does he get more games for admitting to retribution?

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Head is absolutely not needed. Bollig can make quite an impression without doing anything dirty.

    • ibieiniid - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM


      • ibieiniid - Dec 10, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        am I wrong? I thought it was already determined that if you publicly say you’re going to hit a guy, then you hit him dirty and hurt him, you’re punished for getting revenge. is that false, or do you thumbs downers just not want to think about it?

    • hazlydose - Dec 10, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      He might, but that would mean the league publicly denouncing “The Code”, which it never does.

    • hammerhead5573 - Dec 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      At what point did he (Bolig) say he was going to go after him at any cost, no matter how legal or not it is. What Bolig said is nothing in comparrison to the actions some payers actually take, certainly someone such as yourself who has defended Torres should know that. Please tell us your thoughts on your goon and his 30+ games of suspensions, he has had in his carrer? Sadly for Bolig he probably wont get a chance anyways, as Rousell will run and hide with his tail between his legs, given the chance.

  9. endusersolutions2013 - Dec 10, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Ending the game with Roussel at a +/- -2, jumping some of his passes, doing take aways would say – “we’re better than you”.

    Of course if the opportunity presents itself to do a serious but legal hit (like when Bollig put a jet thru the plexiglass), that would be another effective means of communication. I don’t want to see Bollig ejected – the 4th line he plays on has been pretty effective the last few weeks. Last thing we need is a suspension with Brian Bickel still recovering from an ankle injury).

  10. alicesrightfootesq - Dec 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Great. We don’t have enough guys leaving the ice stretchers these days.

  11. endusersolutions2013 - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Well, Roussel escaped any physical harm, but his team lost 6-2, at one point up 5-0. Huge SOG disparity in th Hawks favor till they let up (Stars had maybe 7 1/2 way thru the 2nd).

    Bet he’s not very popular in the locker room (thanks for ticking off the Hawks).

    They got hu

  12. blackhawks2010 - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Roussel? Why give this hack Dbag more attention. We won’t remember this guys name next year. By the way, Dallas Stars left the building at the end of the 2nd period, well done. Explain to me what they have an NHL team? Move this team to Seattle where they will be appreciated and supported.

    • harrbenj - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      “I dont like them, make them leave” is all I’m hearing

  13. blackhawks2010 - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    *Dallas Stars fans

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