Fighting in ice hockey is an established tradition of the sport in North America, with a long history involving many levels of amateur and professional play and including some notable individual fights. Although often a target of criticism, it is a considerable draw for the sport, and some fans attend games primarily to see fights. Fighting is usually performed by one or more enforcers, or "goons"—players whose role it is to fight and intimidate—on a given team
So now you know.
Here are the five funniest hockey-related tweets of the past week:
I'm in favor of them. RT @elenastrawn hi I'm writing a paper on body checks in the nhl can I get your prospective on it? Thanks! Expand— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 8, 2013
Do your own homework, Elena.
@TSNBobMcKenzie field or ice?— ⓢⓒⓞⓣⓣ (@Wham_City) December 5, 2013
I'm hoping for more bubble hockey coverage.
Blue Jays sign catcher Dioner Navarro. If the Raptors can sign someone named Dionest, Toronto's Trinity Of Sports Dions will be complete.— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) December 2, 2013
If Canada's smart, the top line at Sochi will be Neal-Sid-Kunitz. But Canada isn't.— Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) December 4, 2013
If Canada was smart it would be empty.
#1 - The Fake Dan Ellis Memorial Tweet of the Week!
Got confused after hearing about a "Staal." Moseyed back to his stable. Now eating hay. RT @fearthefin: Logan Couture hasn't been out yet.— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) December 7, 2013
The greatest "Logan Couture looks like a horse" joke that has ever, or will ever, be made.
Remember, if you see a funny hockey tweet during the week and think it deserves a place in the top five, send it to me @MegalodonBOC .
Was @TheNHLHumor funny this week?
Jesus god NO. Certainly not as funny as Sean Avery, with this late addition:
Just saw the chicken shit moves by Orpik and Neal......maybe lying on the ice knocked out will make u think twice....#16— Sean Avery (@imseanavery) December 9, 2013
If Sean Avery is self-aware enough for this tweet to have been funny INTENTIONALLY, then it's one of the funniest hockey tweets in history. But I just don't know. What do you think? Was Avery's tweet funny on purpose, or are we all just laughing at how blind he is to his own chicken-shittyness??