NHL cracking down on... everything


NHL cracking down on... everything

By Justin Aucoin

Fans and the media give the NFL a lot of hell for being the No Fun League but the NHL is well on its way to become something similar this postseason say the No Humor League.

It started mid-April when NHL officials issued a crackdown on octopus tossing.

"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.''

Tossing ol eight-legs cost one fan 500, according to DeadSpin.

Its not the first time the NHL has decided to crackdown on object throwing on the ice.

Maple Leafs fans for a few games this season threw waffles on the ice in protest of their team tanking another season in the Kessel Era. One Leafs fan faced a fine and prison time but was able to get out of it. We can only imagine he offered Bettman some sweet Canadian maple syrup in exchange for freedom.

Whats next? Banning the hat trick hat throw?

And its not just object throwing thats getting the NHL all hot and bothered. In Vancouver, the NHL has told the infamous Green Men to not touch the glass.

We knew the penalty box was nicknamed the Sin Bin but we didnt know it was that kind of sin bin.

Watch the CBC video segment and see reporter Glen Healy get on his high horse about the Green Mens crotches and ass. What a tool.

And in Boston apparently its no longer ok to heckle the opposing team with the giant foam claws the team sells in its own gift shops.

Amazing. We can only imagine the Montreal organization is somehow behind all this since it and the Habs fans want to turn the NHL into a proper English tea party (ironically enough).

And now Zdeno Chara is being told by the NHL that he cant drink Coke on the bench since Pepsi is a major NHL partner.

The guys just looking to get a little boost of energy between shifts and he gets slapped with a warning Pepsi or Bust. Bummer. We were really hoping for that Chara-Coke marketing campaign, too.

When will the madness stop? Who knows? Goal music might be next on the list of no-nos. Maybe no signs to games? No mascots? No ice girls?

How about no Bettman?