I love you, Beth. You rock. (See above post by Beth, aka Electrophile.)
So, this is a city ordinance that the NHL has requested the city to enforce upon the Flinging of the Octopi.
All the City Council has to do is add a clause that this shall not apply to properly thrown (i.e.: boiled, thrown during the playoffs, thrown after goals, after the anthem, at the end of the game, etc.) and the NHL can't ask them to enforce it against octopi.
The NHL can still ban people and eject them, but at least there won't be a civil fine.
Plus the City Council members would be putting themselves in a good position for re-election.
And now, kids, for those of you worried about hat tricks, let's review the rules:
63.4 Objects Thrown on the Ice – In the event that objects are thrown on the ice that interfere with the progress of the game, the Referee shall blow the whistle and stop the play and the puck shall be faced-off at a face-off spot in the zone nearest to the spot where play is stopped. When objects are thrown on the ice during a stoppage in play, including after the scoring of a goal, the Referee shall have announced over the public address system that any further occurrences will result in a bench minor penalty being assessed to the home Team. Articles thrown onto the ice following a special occasion (i.e. hat trick) will not result in a bench minor penalty being assessed. Refer also to Rule 53.6 when spectator interference occurs during a breakaway.
See? No worries. It's in the Official NHL Rule Book. Now all we have to do is determine whether or not the National Anthem, a Detroit goal, or the end of the game constitutes a special enough occasion that we can use this rule to get by with it.
What happens if we decide to bring in a stuffed toy octopus and throw it on the ice?
You will be arrested by GI Joe and an army of Clone Troopers, locked in a toybox, and you will have to pay a fine in Monopoly money. You will also be banned from playing Hungry Hungry Hippos and Don't Break the Ice for a year.
I agree that this story is bent, twisted, fabricated, or in some way altered.
Well, ladies and gents. It looks like no one else is going to do this, so here we go...
It's the playoffs again, and with the games comes the Red Wings tradition of Playoff Bracelets.
"Wow!" you say, "How can I be a part of this?"
I'm so glad you asked.
The only real rule is this: Red= win. White= loss.
You can make one bracelet or one for each game. If you make one for each game, you can use different coloured floss. If you make one for the playoffs, you can use different coloured beads. You can add charms, octopi, or whatever you want to them. (Personally, I use letters to add the initials of all of the goal-scorers to my bracelets.)
They can even be necklaces, if you'd rather not wear a bracelet.
People come up with great ways of making this their own.
So join us! Add your own touch and count down the wins!