why do they throw squid on the ice
Tommy B. got home from last night's Detroit/Phoenix game but despite a Game One victory, he was sad. Sad because he had a run-in with Johnny Law. This, because he threw an octopus on the ice. I'll let Tommy take it from here, but keep in mind that he had a couple cocktails to accompany his creature tossing, so bear with him. I have gone to 90 percent of the Detroit Red Wings playoff games over the last eight years. I toss an octopus per tradition in Game 1 and with eight games left. I have thrown eight octopi in the last five years. I walked into the arena with it in a bag. They asked me what in the bag when I walk in. I showed it. They said have fun. After the first Wings goal, [and] after 5 octopus have been tossed, I threw mine. In my hand, asinine, walking from the upper deck to the lower, every guard and security person let me down and said go. I walked down 25 seats and tossed it on the ice during the stoppage after the goal and they were cheering me. All of a sudden, a guy from there said, You're going to jail. Come with me. Granted, not a thing happened to the prior folks, or any other game.
I went down and was charged. Really, it's AN octopus in Detroit in a hockey game! They kick me out, fined me $500 and I have to go to court. I paid $150 for my ticket [but] now will pay $500 more. That's $217 a period. When I asked the cops they were laughing and said [Commissioner Gary] Bettman started the rule at the start of the 2nd period. Really new rules. In between periods. Bettman, you are terrible. It's not an airplane. It's an octopus, although you wouldn't know [about] tradition. We are all Tommy B. UPDATE: The throwing of objects onto the ice surface is prohibited by the National Hockey League and persons caught doing so may be subject to prosecution for violating local and state laws. It's not a new law в, which prohibits throwing objects on the playing area during sporting events в but the directive to enforce it came down Wednesday from the league. , who say that while they have no problems with the tradition,
police supervisors were informed Wednesday night, either before or during the game, by League representatives that they don't want anything thrown on the ice. An officer has to witness the throw and nab the thrower on the spot, but it's something they can and will enforce.
Apparently, distance from players is not an issue: any octopus on the ice is grounds for ejection and a fine. The Detroit Red Wings were down big to the Bruins in Boston on Thursday, but one Red Wings fan just had to throw an octopus on the ice. This happened with the Red Wings trailing 5-1 on the road late in the third period, which is the complete opposite of the idealPtime and place to throw an octopus onto the ice. But I can understand the temptation. This fan brought a dead octopus with him into TD Bank Garden. He likely expected the Red Wings to win, but when that wasn t going to happen, the realization that he was stuck with a dead octopus took over. What was he supposed to do with a dead octopus? So,Phe reacted in the way he had initially planned. It didn t matter that the Red Wings were losing. Unfortunately for this fan, Boston does not condone the throwing of octopi onto the ice. More NHL! Podcast: Stanley Cup Playoffs talk, and why we should all be rooting for Kessel and Thornton
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