Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey.
The Three Stars of Comedy
Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans.
The third star: Joffrey Lupul elbows his own teammate
Here’s Lupul trying to deliver a flagrant elbow to Henrik Sedin’s head, getting confused, and taking out Nazem Kadri instead. Which is an odd mistake to make, since I’m pretty sure there was a player in that game who look more like Henrik Sedin than Kadri does.
The second star: Alexander Ovechkin blinds his own teammate
Congratulations on your first NHL point, rookie! Don’t mind me as I mash this towel full of shaving cream directly into your eyeball. (That link is worth clicking just for the photo of a crazy-eyed Ovechkin stalking his prey.)
The first star: Corey Perry finds a loophole to avoid being injured by his teammates
Screw this, if everyone is going to keep injuring their own players, Corey Perry is just going to go hide out on the other team’s bench for awhile.
The One Star of Totally Not Comedy
Recognizing the NHL personality from around the league who produced the least comedic fodder for fans.
The first star: The drunk couple that stole Adam Pardy’s helmet then poured beer on him