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  • Mike Smith Coyotes retro mask features Alice Cooper (Photos)

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy6 hrs ago

    So imagine you’re Henrik Sedin. You’re behind the net Thursday night against the Coyotes on goaltender Mike Smith. You want to make a play … but gaaaaaah. This is staring you in the face:

    Yup, that’s Coyotes super fan Alice Cooper, who is part of Smith’s Coyotes retro night garb. The game will be played in Glendale, not Milwaukee (for those Wayne’s World fans). 

    That’s probably the best part of the mask, which is old school Phoenix Coyote to incredible detail. Here are some other photos that harken back to the Coyotes’ first several years in the desert. Here are some more photos:

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    Here is Smith talking about the mask. We can also see it in action during a practice:

    It’s honestly a very cool looking mask, probably one of the best we’ve seen this year just from a creativity and detail perspective. Good job all around from Smith, and mask designer David Arrigo.

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  • Russian youth players brawl in handshake line (Video)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy7 hrs ago

    As you know, sportsmanship is the universal language. And there’s no better symbol of sportsmanship than the postgame handshake line in hockey. Ice warriors, putting aside their differences and congratulating each other on a game well-played. So inspiring! 

    That is until one player bumps into another, and then another bumps another, and then the wrong thing’s said and all of a sudden the handshake line has descended into a chaotic postgame brawl.

    This apparently also applies to … eight year olds?!

    A Valentine’s Day game (of course) in Kazan, Russia, ended with players born in 2006 turning going from handshakes to helmet shots, as the game officials tried to restore order.

    The coaches finally get involved, some literally tossing eight-year-olds aside, and the brawl dissipates.

    All it takes is one Milanov Lucicovich to turn a handshake line into murder alley …

    Via Tatpressa

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