Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Hawaiian Tropic

Thee have been rumors of expansion in the NHL, but there needs to be some serious consideration to an idea floated in 1989 that has Chad Gretzky's support. Who is Chad Gretzky, you ask? Back in 1989, Wayne Gretzky starred on an episode of Saturday Night Live where he starred as Chad Gretzky in one skit that involved him being a busboy at a restaurant where he used a hockey stick to help clear tables. He gets recruited by the Coconut Kings to play against the Flying Yachtsmen, and it seems hockey in Hawaii becomes very popular.

In all seriousness, there was no serious expansion plan whatsoever. However, this skit with Gretzky has some extremely cringe-inducing moments. Watch through to the end, though, as Wayne lip syncs a parody of Elvis Presley song. He honestly looks extremely uncomfortable through this whole thing, but it's worth six minutes of your time.
Pretty horrific, right? Jan Hooks as Kitty gets a few marks, but that was cringe-worthy.

The next time someone wants to talk about expansion in a tropical climate, I'm going to point everyone back to this video. If Gretzky can't make it look good, there's no point in pushing forward. And I'll even throw an apology out to the Calgary Flames for being represented as the Flying Yachtsmen. That wasn't deserved.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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