Tuesday, February 12, 2008

And Because I Can't Resist...

Normally I wouldn't take quite so much pleasure in this, but because of the rash of mockery-laden emails I receive every time a Canadian team beats the Lightning, I'm making an exception. The Montreal Canadiens are in Tampa right now to play the Bolts. Apparently they got in some time early yesterday. And a couple of players allowed themselves enough time to start a ruckus.

A Montreal Canadiens player was arrested and charged with felony grand theft for — wait for it! — stealing a woman's purse at a night club!

I don't know what goes on in the City of Saints, but come on, purse-snatching? Really?!

February 12, 2008

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Ryan O'Byrne and Tom Kostopoulos joined their Montreal teammates for practice Monday, hours after being arrested outside a Tampa nightclub.

Police said O'Byrne, a 23-year-old rookie, was accused of stealing a woman's purse. Right wing Kostopoulos, 29, was charged with resisting an officer.

O'Byrne was charged with felony grand theft and released after posting $2,000 bail. Kostopoulos faces a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer without violence and was freed on $500 bail.

"You wish these things didn't happen, but once things happen, trying to go backwards isn't a possibility, so we move ahead," Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey said after practice at the St. Pete Times Forum, where Montreal faces the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

I really want to hear the story behind this because you know it's a good one.

And for the record, my Bolts have won three of the last four games against Canadian clubs. (I'm trying to block out the 8-4 loss to Ottawa.)

8 comments:

Swampy1701 said...

See, this is what happens when you let Canadians this far south, They thaw out and go nuts, and we Americans have to suffer from the chaos that ensues :)

awildermode said...

why are they stealing from americans? the canadian dollar is stronger.

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Ghislain said...

Actually guys, this was a bad joke made to a rookie player and the girl never said that the rookie steel her purse and she refuse to make a plaint so basically there is no story here !

Doug said...

Canadians don't know how to drive either.....

ZINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sjsharks112 said...

^^^sad but true

Why is a professional hockey player stealing money. I think he should get someone else to handle his money or the police should drug search him

Josh Gales said...

I was at the bolts/habs game just after this happened. When the bolts scored, someone threw a purse onto the ice. A fan (not sure if it was the same one or not) had a sign that said "hey O'Byrne, I think you left your purse on the ice" They showed it on the jumbotron and it got a nice laugh.