I got a text from my friend the other night that was so insightful, I’m not fully convinced that HE was the one that came up with it. Here’s what he said, and here’s what we can do about it…
Don’t you just love the way that the 2 guys you know will never drop the gloves always find each other during a 10 player bunch up and hug like long lost sweethearts?”
You know what—he’s right. I don’t care if there are 8 fighters on the ice, the 2 that aren’t ALWAYS find each other. How do they do this? Is this some part of a hockey player’s DNA? Can they smell their own? Is this something that Discovery Channel needs to devote an hour to?
Whatever the reason, it’s amazing their accuracy in picking the proper dance partner. But what about the player that hasn’t learned this skill yet? What does the young, skilled guy that has no intention of fighting do in a scrum?
Since we’re all about public service around here, we thought we’d put something together and make it interactive. Here’s a quick form for you to fill out with a player from any team that you think is the LEAST likely to get into a fight. I’m sure you know the player on your team that would NEVER fight—so let us know. But I’m sure you know about your rivals and other teams as well. Tell us who comes to mind. Some might call him the biggest crybaby—but I would never say anything like that. I choose, most “fistacuff challenged.”
So let’s see if we can get people to join in here. We’ll have this up all week and we’ll list the results on Friday. If you use Twitter, Tweet about it. If you use Facebook, Share It. If you use MySpace, then grow the fuck up. Do what you got to do to spread the word. We are talking about the players’ well-being here people.
As soon as we get the results, we’ll make sure we publish them and make an easy-to-read spreadsheet for Taylor Hall next season. After all, The More You Know…
You are welcomed to nominate as many players (for as many teams) as you’d like. All you need to do is refresh