PuckToons: Snow Blower Offers Apology
Of course this cartoon is only meant as a joke. The NHL doesn't suspend snow blowers, only loud blowhards. Still, it's quite clear that Joe Sakic's snow blower demonstrated conduct "detrimental to the League or game of hockey" when it attacked and injured three fingers on Sakic's hand, keeping him off of the Colorado Avalanche roster for the next three months.
Of course, being a Southern Californian, I suppose I should come clean: I've never seen a snow blower in my life. I'm not sure how accurate my cartoon depiction is, and I'm not really aware of the hazards in operating such a piece of machinery. Perhaps this serves as a wake-up call to NHL players to find employment in warmer-climate cities, where the threat of snow blower injury is significantly lessened.
As for the Avalanche, they currently sit one point behind the Nashville Predators for the western conference's 8th seed and will have to figure out how to cope with Sakic's loss for the bulk of the season. If Colorado management is smart, its players will also have to figure out how to cope with mandatory snow blower safety seminars. C'mon, fellas, let's keep those injuries on the ice!