One of the biggest benefits of having Los Angeles host the NHL All-Star Game was the easy access it provided to Hollywood.
It gave us DJ Snoopadelic’s uncensored set at the skills competition, Justin Bieber getting pasted into the glass in the celebrity game, and perhaps the greatest All-Star gifts ever given.
Prior to Saturday’s skills competition, each player received a framed picture of themselves drawn in the likeness of a “South Park” character along with an animated poster of the whole group.
Gifts for players being distributed in their locker stalls now. pic.twitter.com/trkDcw6y5o
— LAKingsPR (@LAKingsPR) January 28, 2017
— LAKingsPR (@LAKingsPR) January 29, 2017
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are noted hockey fans and have worked with the Kings before, creating pump-up jumbotron videos featuring Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan.
But according to NHL.com, it’s producer Frank Agnone, a diehard Kings fan, who deserves the credit for making this happen. That might explain why it’s Drew Doughty front and centre and not Nathan MacKinnon of Parker and Stone’s Colorado Avalanche.
Regardless, it’s a phenomenal idea and an easy money-maker should they put them up for sale to the general public.