Fan board denizens love to break out the class card when waxing unphilosophical about their opposition’s players. When they speak of their own they call classlessness by another name, grit. A cross check in the crease is a travesty; unless it is the hometown skate jockey grittily clearing out the area for your net minder. A medium-hard tap on the shin with the blade of a stick after the play is a horribly uncouth thing to do in a civilized game like hockey; unless it is your guy giving my guy a small reminder that he'll be there all game ready to mix it up. That, my son, is grit at grits best. Did he get an elbow up? What a lout. Did he take a run? Such a cretin. You see the way our guy facewashed their guy after their guy had the audacity to go after a rebound that our guy gave up after their guy, who beat our guy, wristed one toward our net and our guy? Grit, man, grit. Hey our guy only slashed your guy because your guy got his stick high (in such a classless way) a few shifts ago. Your guy is a classless animal. Our guy; gritty competitor.
I, for one, think the only classy moment in hockey should be handshake ceremony (slash) tradition at the end of a very classless and gritty playoff series.
Now a disclaimer from our lawyers: The authors and their counterparts do not nor have they ever condones a purposeful slash to the possible broken foot of an opposing teams start player back for his first game in a series. Although we freely admit that action to be classless; we also admit it takes some fair level of grit to pull it off on national TV.
Learn the names of your hockey players, Then learn the names of ours..
Because this guy that guys and that guy this guy is not understandable.
Also remember the plays if you want to accuse, that way you have proof.
I watched a CLASSLESS game on the Pens end, Hence why they were in the box all night.
So go Check up on the plays you accuse another team of doing before you go to that teams forum and spew incomprehensible mumbojumbo.