Hockey is my favorite of the four major sports. (If hockey is #1, lacrosse is #1a.) The reason for the sports’ vaunted place in my heart is partly for the sport itself, but mostly because of its players. Unlike the NFL, NBA, and MLB, most hockey players aren’t thugs, and they also seem to really enjoy the game.
Two players with dueling superstitions sometimes need to find a resolution to their problem, and Mark Scheifele and Tyler Seguin decided to play a quick game for the right to leave warmup last.
Thursday night’s game between Dallas and Winnipeg featured a cross-ice standoff between Jets center Mark Scheifele and Stars center Tyler Seguin as the pre-game warmup came to an end. Both Scheifele and Seguin wanted to be the last player to leave the ice after warmup, so as Seguin took a knee next to the Stars’ exit and Scheifele stood waiting next to the Jets’ gate, the pair decided to do the only thing that made sense: rock-paper-scissors to decide who had to leave first.
Lest you think that was a best-of-three series, take another look. It took two draws before Scheifele could shake Seguin with a lethal scissors throw, booting Seguin off the ice for good. (H/T – Kevin)
I’m sorry, but that is high-larious!