NHL fans are a special breed (38 Photos)

  • Kigali
    • Whale


      Go Preds!!!!!!!

  • Jared

    Lets go penguins!

    • bewbz

      get out of my house with that crazy talk. Cindy ain't got nothing on my Ovie

    • FunKiller

      You spelled Red Wings wrong.

  • Frosty

    The face paint on #23 is SICK!!!

    • sfb101

      Go Sharks!

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  • 215

    go flyboys

    • Firefighter23

      Damn Straight! We have the power of G!

  • suck me dry

    as far off as you can suck me

    • Trolled

      Blah, blah, blah. Your life must be so hectic.

  • Coop


    hahahaa this is so awesome!

    • Chris

      It's a tradition in Detroit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zack.mcnew Zachary McNew

    #20 Who throws an octopus? Why would you bring an octopus to a hockey game? At what point of a fan soaked rage do you decide to go to a (specialty store, I'm sure) pet store, wait in line, fill out the paper work, go to the game with the intentions of trowing an octopus onto the ice??

    • http://www.facebook.com/zack.mcnew Zachary McNew


    • Phara

      it's a 60 year old tradition in Detroit to throw them on the ice in the playoffs

      • Wisti

        That's a horrible tradition and should be considered animal abuse…Are the poor things at least dead first?

        • partysauce

          no, it's still alive. they bring it in a large garbage bag filled with salt water.

          seriously, has your brain started working yet this morning?

        • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.smith.98622 Brittany Smith

          Clearly not hockey fans

        • Mike

          uhhhh….You're aware that they sell Octopi at fish markets right?

          • Kzo

            Yeah but for cooking!!!!
            Damn! I should come to a Detroit game, free octopus for dinner!

    • a-nom

      You're not a hockey fan, which is cool, so here it is: In 1952, the red wings were in the playoffs. Back then, since the league was smaller, there was only two best of seven series to capture the stanley cup (8 wins needed). Knowing this, a local market owner took one of his octopi (eight legs) and threw it on the ice as a form of good luck for the team….the tradition continues in detroit.

      LET'S GO BRUINS!!!!

      F YOU BETTMAN!!!

      • Guest

        Been a hockey fan all my life growing up in Ontario. Knew the tradition, but not from where it came from. Thanks for this!

        F You Bettman,

    • MonkeyMadness

      What a stupid ass tradition! Why not throw live puppies on the ice and twirl them around? That's sick.

      • WannaGoFast

        They buy octopi from fish stores that would be selling them to be eaten. The octopi are dead when they are thrown on the ice. How is this worse than eating them? If anything its a good preservation technique thanks to the ice

      • Oli

        Im sure the monkey in your profile picture enjoyed wearing glasses and smoking too…

        • MonkeyMadness

          Hi Oli, welcome to the internet. You may not be very familiar with a program called Photoshop but for your information, it's a chimp, not a monkey. Also, some primates do enjoy smoking cigarettes. Lastly, even if the chimp was wearing real glasses, it can't compare to being flung out onto an ice rink. Not to mention suffocating to death being out of the water.

          • a-nom

            You're the worst kind of troll since…you're just trying too hard hahaha

          • Marineman12

            "Also, some primates do enjoy smoking cigarettes."
            You're argument would be valid if primates discovered tobacco, rolled cigarettes and knew the side effects of smoking. It wasn't exactly their choice to "enjoy" cigarettes; another human impact like that of the octopus.

            • Anonymous

              :facepalm: humans are primates…

          • Applefish

            Then, shouldn't your nickname be "ChimpMadness"? Just saying. 😉

            • MonkeyMadness

              Touche Mr. Fish, touche.

      • Guest

        You should not comment Monkey Madness, it makes you look dumb!

    • MonkeyMadness

      I'm surprised PETA isn't all over this!

      • Marineman12

        Coming from the guy who has a smoking chimpanzee in his picture….

        • Abe Froman

          Marineman has his shit together. PETA? Lemme guess…you guys only watch hockey when the Olympics are on.

      • Craig K.

        PETA is too busy being a qausi-terrorist organization to care about a silly sport tradition in one city, of one state, of a large country.

        Also Take your petty internet outrage somewhere else. No one here cares.

        GO SABRES!

        • BuffaloJustSayin

          Go Sabres

      • Keither

        News flash douche monkey, an octopus is a cephalopod mollusc not an animal. PETA can go fuck themselves and you my monkey friend can enjoy a bag of dicks… and don't forget Chive On!

        • Methos

          A cephalopod isn't an animal!?! It must be a plant then, huh? I've never seen plants with ntelligence, emotions, and individual personalities, all of which are attributed to Octopi.
          Besides, hockey isn't a sport because it doesn't use a ball. It's boxing on skates.

        • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21719673 Nick Jarrett

          Octopi belong to the order Octopoda which is in the class Cephalopoda under the phylum Mollusca which happens to fall within the kingdom of Animalia. If that doesn't make them an animal then I'm not sure what does.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21719673 Nick Jarrett

      In Detroit we love us some octopus throwing. There's even a giant octopus up in the rafters at Joe Louis Arena. Even though it is "officially" frowned upon by the NHL, there are several sources of information about how to smuggle octopi into the arena available.

      • Applefish

        And they stick to the ice!! :p

    • Andrew

      its a squid and its tradition in detroit when someone scores a hat trick to throw squid on the ice. don't know why tho!!

      • Brandon

        wow thats not even close…

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21719673 Nick Jarrett

        It's definitely an octopus and not a squid. And the appropriate thing to throw on the ice anywhere after a hat trick is (you'll never guess…) a hat.

    • Brandon

      60 years ago when there were only 6 teams, back then you only needed to win 8 games to win the cup instead of todays 16, two store owners in Detroit in 1952 decided to through an Octopus (8legs) on to the ice to rally the boys and they went on to win the cup and ever since then its been a tradition

    • Red wing 1

      Back in the day 8 wins in the playoffs won the cup, throwing an octopus is wishing the home team (red wings) good luck, fans = fanatics!

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.labaff David LaBaff

      Looks like someone needs a McNew hobby besides World of Warcraft.

    • rory

      Someone's clearly not a hockey fan.

    • TalkingHead

      I was at a Canucks game last year and someone threw an entire salmon on the ice. Dunno how he got it in.

      • 29er

        Damn, now that's a waste of a perfectly good salmon. At the same time, I'm impressed.

    • 29er

      I'm kinda dumbfounded, I thought this was general knowledge. How would people react about the rats that were thrown on the ice?

  • Pghchive

    Can't wait til hockey season.. Let's go pens

    • Phara

      you'll be waiting another year i fear

      • Jeff

        Well at least until 1/1/13.

      • Anon

        If they do strike it is going to kill teams like Phoenix, Florida etc. Phoenix makes the playoffs and looks promising? STRIKE. Exactly what happened to the Montreal Expos in baseball except the Expos were in better shape before it happened.

    • FunKiller


    • Guest

      Bettman is the worst spokesperson and representative for hockey. Every other day he is in the media striking fear into everyone to achieve more authority and power over the players

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.younce Taylor Younce

    #3 Blonde woman is neither impressed or entertained

    • FunKiller

      Doesn't matter, Wings still won.

      • Adam

        That fine gentleman is MoCheese…he used to be a fixture at all the Red Wings Games

  • Brian

    Wheres all the Winnipeg Jets fans?!

    • Craig

      You mean the Thrashers?

      • ScientificBoink

        Does it matter? Can either of them be found?

        Must be hanging out with the Islander and 'Yotes fans.

    • matt

      in winnipeg?

  • Soldasd
  • Dan

    #3 looks like a guy I work with, and we're only 2 hours away from Philly…

    • WannaGoFast

      That's a red wings fan. They play in Detroit

    • shoestring


    • TJ_Designs

      GO WINGS!!!

    • kyle

      thats detroit..

  • EVAN

    #20 wow

    • Eric

      It's called tradition. Go WINGS!!!

  • whyme1973

    #21 She-Hulk is looking pretty good.
    #38 Love me some Red Wings fans!

    • smash

      Hulk hover hand? wtf

  • Motofoxe

    #6 Would a Phoenix fan go to Phoenix for a game?

    • Craig K.

      I bet they would if the games were played in Phoenix

    • DickFister

      That's pucked up

    • Scottyos

      only if their tickets were free and their other plans fell through.

      • https://www.facebook.com/hope.blakely.7 Hope Blakely

        They still made it to the 3rd round in the playoffs this year. That doesn't sound to bad to me..

  • whatadingus


    That's the closest thing to the Stanley Cup that their fanbase has seen.

    • Grock


    • theDayner


    • SweetJimmyK

      Not exactly true, they did get to see it in all of it's shiny glory when Boston lifted it.

      Go Oil!

    • JoshR


    • fletch

      ouch!! at least we make up almost 20% of these crazy fans and that barely scratched the surface. go canucks go

      your probably a leaf fan anyway

  • Kahless


    Kinda surprised there was only the one Bruins fan… Well… no, not really. surprised i guess.

    • a-nom

      I'm not surprised either, we don't dress like douches to games…

  • 2Dogs

    ah, the classic puckheads…

  • sledgehammer

    Cast aside your petty rivalries and hatred, and pray the greedy businessmen don't fuck the season up, altogether. No lockout, plz.

    • a-nom

      I was just saying this to my co-workers…May cooler heads prevail and Bettman falls into a coma…

    • squirlzy

      You have to blame the players as much as owners, both sides have created this and we the fans are the ones going to suffer. Oh well hopefully they air beach volleyball re-runs the whole lockout. I could handle that

    • zaffa

      a lock out would kill st.louis hockey. we finally started getting fans in the seats and then they pull this shit.

  • Ur mom

    Lets go Flyguys

  • jimbo

    #3 Hell yeah! It's Mo Cheese! Go Wings!

    • TJ_Designs

      Lots of Michigan Chivers this morning! Represent!!! GO WINGS!

      • FunKiller

        Hell yea!!

    • Sal

      MO CHEESE!! Guys been dancing since the 90's. Gotta get him a Chive shirt

  • EmDav

    I like how most of these are Canucks fans.

    • fletch

      first thing i noticed too! we're all beauties

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.coverdale.3 Shannon Coverdale

    #11 Very nice

  • drbman

    #20 the look on that woman's face 2 rows back is priceless!!

    • Juicy_jay

      the guy exposing the action in the background is the best – good form sir.. good form

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