At some point, pretty much every kid dreams of being a professional athlete. And for 42-year-old David Ayers of Toronto, that dream came true on Saturday night, when he was called on to play goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes in a game agains the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Ok...it's not that amazing but it is kind of neat-o. Don Cherry is a legend in the NHL broadcasting field (fixture of NHL Hockey Night in Canada). He is gregarious and outlandish, and that's just his attire. With that backdrop, I bring to you Mr. Cherry punctuating his points while tickling the ivorys of the desktop at the same time.
The NHL certainly hasn't lost its fight: San Jose Sharks defenseman Jason Demers was trying to punch Dallas Stars center Steve Ott when linesmen Brian Mach jumped between the two of them in an attempt to break up the fight.
For doing his job, the official got a knuckle sandwich right in the jaw. The incident took place on Saturday, and so far the NHL has declined to take action against Demers for