Our weekly selection of
hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. Started back in 2007, HotW was
an institution around these parts or years. As research time became more
scarce, we let it lapse, but by the grace of a Gordie Hull Hat Trick, it's
We don't recommend that any of these feats be attempted at home,
nor do we suggest that you you these fine folks as role models for your
Following the Anahaim Ducks overtime voctory over the Tampa Bay
LIghtning at the Honda Center last week, Ducks defenseman Scott Neidermayer was
awarded the first star of the game. As become part tradition, part NHL
marketing ploy, Neidermayer autographed a replica hockey stick then skated out
back on the ice and tried to give it to a young fan in the stands.
Apparently some Duck fans failed to get the memo about allowing the children
whose parents shelled out hundreds of dollars for glass tickets to have first
crack at the stick. They are the most under privileged after all.
make things worse, a couple of knuckle heads in the stands decide to throw down
over the stick after the prized possession was simultaneously grabbed by more
than one person.
Then all that is classy about Southern California
rears its ugly head. Neidermayer tries to signal to a horrified girl that the
stick was intended for her. The look on her face says something like, "Please
adopt me Scott, and take me away from this life of lunacy."
Neidermayer skates away, leaving the kid to fend for herself.
In a show of girl power, the tramp-stamped, beer toting blond to her
left takes on the two jackasses with one arm tied behind her back (actually, it
was clenched to her beer).