Tuesday April 26th, 2016

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The Florida Panthers are retiring one of the NHL’s most fun traditions. 

After being eliminated from the playoffs by the Islanders, the Panthers say they’re done awarding a hoodie with Kevin Spacey’s face floating in outer space to each game’s MVP. 

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The whole thing began in December during a 12-game winning streak, when Thornton found the hoodie on a trip to New York. Eventually the Panthers started selling the hoodies and donating the proceeds to charity.

Spacey himself was a fan of the tradition, and even showed up at a game last month sporting the hoodie.

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We’ll always have the memories. 

- Dan Gartland

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