Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ruling The Henhouse?

If there's one thing that hockey does well, it's having great traditions where players recognize their teammates in terms of hard work. As you can see to the left, David Backes of the St. Louis Blues was awarded the "Weenie of the Game" hat last season that the Blues award after each game to the "toughest and most deserving player" player on the ice. Hard hats are regularly worn, the Bruin wore a special jacket on their Stanley Cup run a few seasons ago, and now the Bruins are having some more fun with their hard-working player award.

The following picture features Dennis Seidenberg, a defenceman with the Bruins, in the newest piece of apparel that the hardest-working player must wear in front of the media: a rooster t-shirt.

So who is responsible for the change? Apparently, this new twist on the tradition came from defenceman Andrew Ference. TSN's Mark Masters tweeted out the following:
I have to say that this is a pretty funny idea, to be honest. Sure, the t-shirt is pretty ugly, but isn't that the point? I mean, the hot dog hat above is hilarious in terms of how it looks, but imagine doing an interview in it. The rooster shirt is much the same, and it should provide some good chatter between the player wearing it and the media for the first times it will be worn.

The only question left to answer is who will be the cock of the walk after tonight's game?

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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