Through New Year's Eve, your friends at Puck Daddy fondly recall the Year in Hockey for 2012, such as it wasn't.
Tim Brent never felt so alone.
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When the Carolina Hurricanes forward accepted a cross-ice pass from Jay Harrison, he had no idea he'd be staring up at the PNC Arena rafters moments later thanks to Gabriel Dumont of the Montreal Canadiens.
As if being dumped over the boards for all of television to see wasn't bad enough, Brent landed in the small area between the benches where a photographer was stationed and ready to capture the embarrassing moment.
That's what bloopers are: embarrassing moments that, in this day and age, live forever via the Internet and television. And while they are sometimes moments of agony, in the end they provide everyone, even the embarrassed, with a good laugh.
Here are 10 memorable hockey bloopers from the past year.
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10. Alain Vigneault can't get enough of Vernon Fiddler's impression of Kevin Bieksa
Vernon Fiddler does a great Kevin Bieksa "angry face" impression and that caught the eye of the Vancouver Canucks' head coach during a game in February. Vigneault loves it. Like, he looooves it.