Guys, theres no way this is true. First off, the ticket in the picture looks nothing like a ticket from DPS. The only references to DET is where it says Third/Jefferson for the location, which isnt even the right cross roads anyway. (third street is about a 1/4 mile south of the Joe)
Also the part where the cop says Bettman made this decision during intermission to make it illegal. Theres no way this could be enforced simply by Gary making a phone call, and all the cops immediately being on board. Believe it or not, cops have brains and a conscious like we do, and I doubt they would enforce it out of nowhere.
On top of that, I know the kid who threw his octopus during the anthem of Game 1 and I know he didnt get booted from the game, and he was on national TV for gods sake.
Dont give this story any cred until we see this happening more, because im sure there will be more thrown.
A friend of mine who works at the joe just called me. She said that he was skating this morning, and was skating about full speed. She did note that he was not in full gear which would be expected but he looked good. Shes no idiot when it comes to hockey either so this is good news.
Jolly and Dragon, put the bong down. Hes lucky he didn't kill that guy. No d-man in the right mind would try to take that puck away from the goalie with 3 guys on the fore check. They would always let him freeze that. Maybe your confusing Bartulis for putting his stick down in front of the goalies glove to potentially block any poke check coming from a fore checker to prevent the puck coming free. That is a much more common play than trying to play it.