Hockey Hugs: Zack Smith fights love; Getzlaf and Lindholm remember

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Hockey Hugs is a feature that celebrates the best in hugging from around the sport of hockey, because who doesn't love a good hug now and then? Have you seen a particularly good hug photo lately? Send it to or Tweet it to @HarrisonMooney.

Fresh batch of hockey hugs coming right up, and I do mean fresh. Look at this embrace between David Perron and Andrew Ference. That's some fresh hug action right there. Fresher than produce. There are Bel-Air princes that can't match this level of freshness. The sixth Sly Stone album wasn't this fresh, and it was called Fresh.

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But first, this week's Hockey Hugs has some bonus material, like the new Beyonce album.

We're big fans of the teddy bear toss here at Puck Daddy, but we rarely get to see the aftermath, where the bears are delivered to the kids. Thanks to the USHL's Fargo Force, however, we finally get some insight into that process, and as it turns out, it's ADORABLE.

Dawwwwwwwwww. Look at that one dude being a hug hog. Quit hogging all the hugs, you hug hog.

More bonus material tomorrow, by the way, as we unveil the top 10 hockey hugs of 2013. Watch for that.

But I digress. We've got the top 5 hockey hugs of the arbitrary chunk of time since we last did this coming right up (although I think we can all agree that the Fargo Force are this edition's actual winner).

No. 5, Nashville Predators

Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher hug so intensely that Jakub Voracek is repulsed. He storms off dramatically.


No. 4, Anaheim Ducks

Ryan Getzlaf and Hampus "Krampus" Lindholm remember that time Cam Fowler fell off the bench.

"Hey, remember that time?"

"You know it!"



No. 3, Dallas Stars

Ryan Garbutt and Trevor Daley star in one of the purest hockey hugs we've seen.

"Ryan, I know your name is a portmanteau of garbage and butt, but I don't think you're a garbage butt at all."

"That means everything to me, Trevor. Bring it in."

"I thought you'd never ask."

No. 2, Ottawa Senators

Zack Smith is unused to this kind of affection.

"Zack! Just accept my undying friendship, dammit!"

"Arrrggggh I don't know how."

No. 1, Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson react to their Christmas presents.

"Matching onesies!!!"

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Harrison Mooney is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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