why do they throw squid on the ice

Play was stopped about four minutes into the second period in Game 1 of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final between Pittsburgh and Nashville on Monday night for arena workers to clear a catfish from the ice. UPDATE: If you're wondering why, you've come to the right place. It's a bit of a long story, but the long and short of it is that Predators fans have been throwing catfish onto the ice during playoff games since 2003.


It's something of a good luck charm, it seems. that it would do everything it could to not sell catfish to anyone from Tennessee with the Predators in town to take on the Penguins. Of course, no one knows who threw the dead fish, where that person lives, or where the fish came from, but at any rate, a weird hockey tradition traveled north and continued on.


We've got a (really gross) catfish in Pittsburgh -- Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) The ice crew removes a catfish from the ice. -- NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports)
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!

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