What’s The Trend NHL? – Pitbull and hotdogs make the cut in our weekly look around the league
-by Samir Javer
Oilers apparently can’t Stop The Party
The Edmonton Oilers revealed they’d be using Pitbull’s Don’t Stop The Party as their goal song at Rexall Place a couple days ago.
You know the Oilers have entered a new era when they’re using Pitbull to fire themselves up after a goal. I guess you can’t blame the players, having grown up in such a sad musical era, but but don’t they watch hockey? Have these youngsters never heard of Guns N’ Roses? U2? Marilyn Manson? How about Carly Rae Jepsen? (No, seriously.)
Can’t help but wonder what spurred the decision to use Pitbull. Perhaps Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is testing it for his big “I finally hit adulthood” birthday party or maybe Oilers management is already planning the Norris party for Justin Schultz.
Seguin scores twice in shootout against Devils
Something bizarre happened last night during the Bruins vs. Devils game at the TD Garden. Tyler Seguin was up first to shoot in the skills competition—err, shootout-following overtime.
The young star skated in on Devils goalie Johan Hedberg when he was pelted by a sausage sandwich thrown by a reckless Bruins fan. Miraculously, Seguin still scored, but Rule 24.4 dictated he was required to shoot again.
Fortunately for the Bruins, Seguin made no mistake, burying a slick backhand over Hedberg’s shoulder.
Our guess: it was Tim Thomas in the stands, acting as a double agent for the CIA while on his sabbatical leave. Or maybe the sausage fest had something to do with this… and you thought they only had tea parties in Boston.