Last week, we were inspired by TIME Magazine’s annual poll that “bans” a trendy word or phrase in the next year. We asked you to determine which trite, overused or clichéd hockey word or phrase you wanted struck from the lexicon in 2015.
Nearly 13,300 readers voted on a collection of 16 choices. The results are in …
… and RIP, “Celly.”
Here’s the full vote, as we officially cut off the voting at midnight on Monday:
Active Stick (612 votes) 4.61%
Compete Level (1239 votes) 9.34%
Celly (2221 votes) 16.75%
Chirp (222 votes) 1.67%
Enigmatic (490 votes) 3.69%
Fancy Stats (555 votes) 4.18%
Filthy(193 votes) 1.46%
"Go Have Fun Out There" (914 votes) 6.89%
Goon (344 votes) 2.59%
Grit(229 votes) 1.73%
Ice Girl (670 votes) 5.05%
Intent To Blow (1328 votes) 10.01%
Mild Concussion (1212 votes) 9.14%
Puck Bunny(2163 votes) 16.31%
Sauce(518 votes) 3.91%
Successful Surgery(352 votes) 2.65%
As you can see, the margin was razor-thin between “celly” and “puck bunny,” a term even more deplorable because at least “celly” isn’t used to disparage a group of die-hard fans for having the audacity to be women.
Third place went to “Intent To Blow,” because aren’t we all tired of referees ending plays in their minds before we actually hear a whistle?
Congrats to “filthy,” which is apparently a completely acceptable term.
“Celly” is not. No more sick cellys. No more greasy cellys. We’re not even sure if cellophane can be used anywhere near an NHL dressing room anymore.
Go ahead, read Hockey Wilderness’s defense of the “celly” as the relic it now is. The term is officially banned from the hockey lexicon. Celly will no longer sully the game.
We’ll never use it on Puck Daddy. We’ll never utter it again. And if you hear anyone else using it, please inform your local authorities so that perpetrator can immediately be thrown into the nearest celly. Er, cell.
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