In my colleague
That was quite a statement by Stu, and it got me thinking: what weird and wondrous stuff have I seen in nearly 40 years of watching the NHL, 16 of which have been spent covering it for a newspaper? Here's my list:
Brooks blew his stack in a fit of fury in the hall outside the Pens' dressing room for all the media to see. At first, he thought that nicest-guy-in-the-world Peter McNab, the Avs' color guy then (and now), had dissed Barnaby. Oops, as Rick Perry might say.
And lastly, a pair of tales from the trenches to send you on your way:
Sharks veteran Marty McSorley took one look at them and said three words: "Bad pants, man."
After the Avs finished their skate, it was time for them to chant "Barney!" at me and I nearly got tossed in the shower. Upon my return home, my wife at the time took one look at the pants, picked them up and walked them out to the dumpster without saying a word.
No doubt, they were one of the weirder things she'd ever seen in hockey.