Ping Pong. Beards. Hockey players making funny faces in street clothes. And it’s all to benefit charitable organizations. Dominic Moore‘s Smashfest V took place on Thursday, with Patrick Eaves and his freakish facial hair taking the top prize for the second year in a row. Here’s a shot from the happy, bearded winner from the NHLPA: (His loved ones must be thrilled that this isn’t merely a playoff look for Eaves, by the way.) This shot of Jeff Skinner and his “most improved” award is just too fitting. It’s not yet clear exactly how much money was raised for charity, but this is a sign that the event was probably … well, a smash success. Good stuff. Here’s a random hodgepodge of other photos from
Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and bafflement. Growing up as a New Jersey Devils fan, imagining that Lamoriello would leave the general manager’s chair wasn’t too outrageous.