May 04, 2006

Sandis Ozolinsh charged with DWI: The seven time all-star, who was acquired by the Rangers from Anaheim in March, was reportedly pulled over for speeding at 11am. The officer noted "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" and a sobriety field test revealed that Ozolinsh had a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent. That more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

posted by HATER 187 to hockey at 08:19 AM - 17 comments

I notice a strong odor when ever I see Ozolinsh play D in his own zone.

posted by HATER 187 at 08:19 AM on May 04, 2006

Zing! This guy has always flirted with being truly great, but can't seem to figure out even basic coverage tactics in his own zone. Too bad about the drinking problem, though. He was awful in the Rangers series.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:20 AM on May 04, 2006

An Eastern European who drinks? Perhaps Oksana Baiul can drive him home for a while.

posted by yerfatma at 09:48 AM on May 04, 2006

Oh no you didn't!

posted by HATER 187 at 10:04 AM on May 04, 2006


posted by T$PORT4lawschool at 10:11 AM on May 04, 2006

Has new york become the place where good hockey players go to die??? Fleury became more of an alcoholic, Kevin Stevens gets caught in a hotel room with crack and a hooker, and Sandy's dui. I wish the rangers would stop investing time and money into players with major personal issues. I probably wouldnt give this issue a second thought if ozolinsh had actually done something in the playoffs, but he was probably drunk. Unfortunatly I don't see him turning around his career at this stage in his life either. Good thing the summer is here for my boys in blue!

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 10:18 AM on May 04, 2006

Hater, I prefer a nice Oh SNAP! graphic.

posted by yerfatma at 10:52 AM on May 04, 2006

I suck at internetting and don't how to how to put graphics in my post.

posted by HATER 187 at 10:55 AM on May 04, 2006


posted by yerfatma at 12:13 PM on May 04, 2006

This is sad. I know several folks around Raleigh who got to know him during his time here and they all say that he's a wonderful guy. He's his own worst enemy.

posted by NoMich at 12:17 PM on May 04, 2006

I prefer a nice Oh SNAP! graphic. posted by yerfatma

posted by justgary at 12:36 PM on May 04, 2006

I am so smart, I am so smart S-M-R-T.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:42 PM on May 04, 2006

If I played as bad as he did in the Devils series I'd have a drink too.

posted by doggstarr at 01:32 PM on May 04, 2006

funny part is that glen sather asked darius if he straighten himself out an he said yes so glen got him...darius must feel bad,looking like a fool,seeing that sandis had previous problems with booze...didn't do a good job of rehab....reminds me of brian fogarty...another great talent wiped out by the bottle..

posted by ktown at 10:54 PM on May 04, 2006

Why is a DUI, after the season ends, even newsworthy? This is silly tabloid journalism at best, unless Newday is going to print stories on every single DUI arrest made in their coverage region.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:59 PM on May 05, 2006

Bill, I think it is relevant because of his stay in rehab earlier this season. Also, it speaks to the Rangers cap situation for next season. If he retires, which was reported on only two days before his arrest and which he denied, his bloated salary goes bye-bye.

posted by garfield at 03:48 PM on May 05, 2006

I still think famous people are entitled to a modicum of privacy; if this is the deciding factor in his retirement, the retirement will be announced soon enough and I don't see how knowing about this makes any difference except for the prurience value.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:30 PM on May 06, 2006

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