Yr in Review 2013: The very best 10 hockey bloopers of 2013


Not surprisingly, these two guys got held responsible for this goal.

Hockey is a attractive game, played on a crisp sheet of ice simply by finely-tuned athletes that have perfected their strides, their goes by, their shots. At times, watching a game of puck is similar to watching art unfolds in real-time.

At other times, however , it’s pretty flicking ridiculous, and 2013 suffered no shortage of bloopers. It took some doing to get this down to a top ten list — we had to shed the official that called a phantom shootout goal, Ruben Carlson’s crazy bounce goal versus the Penguins, and a host of other nonsensical incidences — but we did it. We give you the 10 worst (or best) bloopers from the year.

10. Artem Anisimov ratings hockey’s stupidest goal

Like I said, sometimes hockey is lovely. And yes it makes sense. And then sometimes stuff like this happens. This is a play you can’t draw up, with defenceman Nikita Nikitin knocking himself over attempting a snapshot just before Anisimov chops the puck harmless towards the goal. It jumps into the air, is usually knocked even higher simply by Daniel Briere, then falls in as goaltender Philip Budaj gets to his feet after being run into simply by another player. The number of items that had to happen for this to happen still boggle the mind.

9. Historically bad Super Series anthem

Poor anthems happen all the time, yet this one may just take the cake. Just prior to the final game from the Subway Series series, Dirk Edwards sings — if you possibly could call it that — both the Russian and Canadian anthems. It’s a truly unforgettable encounter, with forgotten melodies, lyrics and a brief moment of audible panic. The best part? Just prior to hitting the ice, Edwards messaged, “Come listen to me create a fool of myself in two languages”. False advertising it was not.

8. BCHL linesman takes accidental punch

Breaking up a fight seems dangerous, what with all those people flying fists. In this cut, BCHL linesman Ryan Dawson shows us why, used a stiff shot towards the jaw that knocks him to the ice, bleeding through the mouth. He was alright after a few stitches.

7. Tuukka Rask falls down, Rangers score easy goal

Most of the time, it’s difficult to rating on Tuukka Rask. He’s one of the NHL’s best goalies and he plays in front of among the league’s best defences. Yet it’s a whole lot easier whenever he falls down just like you enter the offensive area. This is a freebie for the Rangers.

six. Jonathan Quick scores upon himself

Speaking of giveaways for the Rangers — hockey’s luckiest team, if this list is any indication — Jonathan Quick hands the particular blueshirts another one here. On the one hand, Quick accomplishes his designed goal, stopping the puck from sliding behind the net. But on the other hand, it’s not supposed to end up in your goal in the process. Best part is the Staples “that has been easy” sign in the background. How appropriate.

5. Tyler Seguin falls smelling salts in fan’s beer

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Right after taking some smelling salts to his nose in order to wake himself up, Tyler Seguin tosses them nonchalantly behind him. In an amazing development, they sail over the glass and land straight in the beer of the fan sitting in the front row.

4. Canucks score shorthanded goal… on themselves

All of us called this the worst shorthanded goal ever, and stand by it. Five Canucks in the defensive zone, not really a single Canadien in the framework, and somehow the puck winds up behind Roberto Luongo. This is not how the large is supposed to look.

3. Blackhawks fan steals Adam Pardy’s head protection

Lots of people do ridiculous things when they’re inebriated, but very few — maybe none ever, until this guy — seize the opportunity to take a player’s helmet after he crashes through the glass.

second . Alex Ovechkin makes the same All-Star team twice

Keep in mind that get more embarrassing than the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association’s voting debacle at the end of last season. After being switched in order to right wing, Alex Ovechkin had an incredible season. He or she was a shoo-in for the first-team all-star right wing selection. But thanks to a handful of voters that somehow forgot among hockey’s biggest story outlines — Ovechkin switching sides — he also received the spot at left wing. “We know we got this wrong, ” the particular PHWA said later, in a contrite and conciliatory declaration.

one Bakersfield condor makes his great escape

The condor remains our favorite hockey video clip of 2013. Brought out during the anthems ahead of a game for the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors, the condor made the decision he wanted no section of the festivities. After his handler slipped on the ice, the particular condor flew the coop, scrambling across the ice, hopping into the players’ bench, and, amazingly, fleeing down the tube. It was an unforgettable spectacle. The club would try the particular stunt again later on and get it right, but that’s boring. More escaping condors, please.

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Harrison Mooney is the associate editor intended for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo. possuindo or follow him upon Twitter!


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Unsurprisingly, these two guys got blamed for this goal.

Hockey is really a beautiful game, played on the crisp sheet of glaciers by finely-tuned athletes which have perfected their strides, their particular passes, their shots. Sometimes, watching a game of puck is like watching art unfolds in real-time.

At other times, however , it’s quite flipping ridiculous, and 2013 suffered no shortage of bloopers. It took some carrying out to get this down to a highly regarded 10 list — we had to lose the official that called a phantom shootout goal, John Carlson’s crazy bounce goal versus the Penguins, along with a host of other nonsensical occurrences — but we all did it. We give you the ten worst (or best) bloopers of the year.

10. Artem Anisimov scores hockey’s stupidest goal

Like I stated, sometimes hockey is beautiful. And it makes sense. And then sometimes stuff like this happens. This is a perform you can’t draw up, with defenceman Nikita Nikitin knocking themself over attempting a overview before Anisimov chops the particular puck harmless towards the goal. It jumps into the atmosphere, is knocked even higher by Daniel Briere, after that drops in as goaltender Peter Budaj gets to his feet after being come across by another player. The number of things that had to happen intended for this to happen still boggle the mind.

9. Historically bad Super Series anthem

Bad anthems happen all the time, but this one may just take those cake. Just prior to the final game of the Subway Series series, Dirk Edwards sings — if you can call it that — both the Russian and Canadian anthems. It’s a truly memorable experience, with forgotten melodies, lyrics and a brief instant of audible panic. Want to know the best part? Just prior to hitting the ice, Edwards tweeted, “Come listen to myself make a fool of personally in two languages”. False advertising it was not.

8. BCHL linesman takes accidental impact

Breaking up a battle seems dangerous, what with all those flying fists. With this clip, BCHL linesman Thomas Dawson shows us exactly why, taken a stiff chance to the jaw that knocks him to the ice, bleeding from the mouth. He has been okay after a few stitching.

seven. Tuukka Rask falls straight down, Rangers score easy goal

Most of the time, it’s hard to score on Tuukka Rask. He’s one of the NHL’s greatest goalies and he plays before one of the league’s best defences. But it’s a whole lot easier when he falls straight down just as you enter the offensive zone. This is a freebie for the Rangers.

6. Jonathan Quick ratings on himself

Talking about freebies for the Rangers — hockey’s luckiest team, if this list is any indication — Jonathan Quick fingers the blueshirts another one here. On the one hand, Quick accomplishes his intended goal, stopping the particular puck from sliding at the rear of the net. But on the other hand, it’s not designed to end up in your goal along the way. Best part is the Staples “that was easy” sign in the background. How appropriate.

5. Tyler Seguin drops smelling salts in fan’s beer

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. After taking some smelling salts to his nasal area to wake himself up, Tyler Seguin tosses all of them nonchalantly behind him. In an amazing development, they sail over the glass and property directly in the beer from the fan sitting in the front row.

4. Canucks score shorthanded goal… on themselves

We called this the particular worst shorthanded goal ever, and we stand by it. 5 Canucks in the defensive area, not a single Canadien within the frame, and somehow the particular puck winds up at the rear of Roberto Luongo. This is not how the breakout is supposed to look.

3. Blackhawks fan steals Adam Pardy’s helmet

Lots of people do silly things when these types of inebriated, but very few — maybe none ever, until this guy — seize a chance to steal a player’s head protection after he crashes through the glass.

2 . Alex Ovechkin makes the same All-Star team twice

It doesn’t get more embarrassing compared to Professional Hockey Writer’s Association’s voting debacle at the end of final season. After being changed to right wing, Alex Ovechkin had an incredible season. He was a shoo-in for the first-team all-star right wing selection. But thanks to a handful of voters that somehow did not remember one of hockey’s biggest tale lines — Ovechkin switching sides — he also won the spot at still left wing. “We know we all got this wrong, inch the PHWA said afterwards, in a contrite and conciliatory statement.

1 . Bakersfield condor can make his great escape

The condor remains the favourite hockey video clip of 2013. Brought out during the anthems just prior to a game for the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors, the condor decided he wanted no part of the festivities. After his handler slipped on the glaciers, the condor flew the particular coop, scrambling across the glaciers, hopping into the players’ along with, and then, amazingly, fleeing over the tunnel. It was an unforgettable spectacle. The club would try out the stunt again later on and get it right, yet that’s boring. More escaping condors, please.

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Harrison Mooney is the associate editor for Puck Daddy upon Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo. com or follow him on Twitter!