If he had of just kept skating, he would have slammed right into him, he jumped to try and avoid contact.
I don't agree. If he kept skating, he would have made contact with Howard's stick, which is much better than kicking him in the head. I'm not calling for a suspension, or even a fine, I just think it was a douchebag move and was avoidable.
No matter how you put it, Perry kicked Howard in the face. Do I think he did it on purpose? No, but he didn't try to avoid it either. That could have been A LOT worse. Watch his skate drag across his shoulder and then catch him in the mask. Howard could have been severely hurt on that play.
It's the same situation when they call the big goalie interference penalties/suspensions, he may not have done it on purpose and had some defense in his way, but the onus is on the player to avoid the contact. The goalie is helpless.
I don't think a suspension is coming or warranted.
I think IF the worst case scenario happens and I got booked on it, I think I could beat the charge due to the precedence and acceptableness of hat trick hats. In a court of law it would be hard to explain why that is acceptable and the octopus is not.
I also think it's completely hypocritical of the NHL to say we can't do this yet they continue to use footage of Al swinging the octopi in their 'Because it's the Cup' commercials.
The first challenge will be finding one. Believe it or not, I've been trying to find one for months to feed to my shark with no luck. They show up now and then, but not common.
I know all the basics of boiling, with lemon juice I've also read? Obviously wouldn't throw it near the players or during play. I'm not that guy. My other challenge is I'm sitting behind the net, one section to the right, so I would have to find a throwing spot as to not hit the catch net.
I'm also of the concept that this is a playoff tradition, but being the last game of the season that our playoff chances hinge on, I think it's acceptable. I want the boys to feel at home away from home. We always get the LGRW chants going, so listen for us! And I mean all of Red Wing fans there.
Probably won't go the Stars' jersey route, I will proudly be wearing my new WC jersey from start to finish.