Popular Post Roger Neilsons Towel Posted February 8 Popular Post Share Posted February 8 Quote Virtanen kicked off his team for fighting a teammate on his own bench! On the eve of the playoffs! HockeyFeed Published 1 hour ago · Updated 1 hour ago According to a report from French-language Swiss newspaper Le Matin, EHC Visp of the Swiss second division have removed former NHLer Jake Virtanen from their roster after an "altercation with a teammate on the bench near the end of a game". Virtanen joined the team in November after being dumped by the NHL's Edmonton Oilers during pre-season. Virtanen, of course, had previously been with his hometown Vancouver Canucks before being bought out of his contract in 2021 amidst a sexual assault scandal. Virtanen was found not guilty by a jury this past offseason and, again, attempted to resume his NHL career with the Oilers before being cut loose. Some snippets from La Matin (translated from French): Virtanen alienated his teammates. The Swiss League star player failed to fit in the dressing room and got into a fight with a teammate during a match at La Chaux-de-Fonds. He is on the market. Within the Upper Valais Swiss League club, it was his selfish attitude that irritated his teammates and forced his leaders to make him available on the transaction market. According to several of our sources, Virtanen has the profile of a gifted player for whom his production is more important than that of his club. "For him, the back of the jersey ( the name ) has more value than the front of the jersey ( the logo )", image a professional who has seen him at work many times. In 21 starts with Visp, he scored 25 times (14 goals). "But he has difficulty giving up his place after 1'20" of presence on the power play," summarizes a hockey player in the game category. The clash, most likely irreparable, occurred shortly before the end of a regular season match lost 5-1 against La Chaux-de-Fonds at the Mélèzes ice rink. A few minutes from the horn, when the head coach of the Upper Valais club Marco Schüpbach had nailed him to the end of the bench, Jake Virtanen had a verbal and muscular altercation with a teammate, Daniel Eigenmann (31 years old) . The Zurich defender then contacted the sports management of the team, which ended the regular portion of the calendar in fourth place with a harvest of 72 points in 45 games. The summary of his remarks, reported by two sources: it's him or us. Understood the team. The management of the Lonza Arena Lions does not wish to comment on these facts. However, she confirms that Jake Virtanen is on the market. - Le Matin If getting kicked off a 2nd division Swiss team for fighting a teammate doesn't put an end to Virtanen's pro career I'm not sure anything will... https://www.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/virtanen-kicked-off-his-team-for-fighting-a-teammate-on-his-own-bench?fbclid=IwAR2XwaO_QkdCY8pWDLD27P6LJmWsAf0K0ajJnTWRtJwohFlpoQZqnxFBrGg 2 5 1 2 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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