Monday, November 2, 2015

Grumpy Man Steals Hockey Puck From Kid, But Kid Is OK

A jerk snatched away a puck tossed to this kid
at a recent NHL Pittsburgh Penguins game, but the
Penguins organzation saw what happened
and made it right, as shown here.  
At a recent NHL match between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, the Buffalo coach, Dan Bylsma, decided to be nice and throw an official puck into the stands for a little boy to have.

Balsam used to be Pittsburgh's coach, so what the hell.

As the tossed puck approached the kid, a terrible middle aged or older man frantically reaches out, grabs the puck out of the air as it approached the kid, and triumphantly put it in his pocket.

The puck was clearly intended for the kid, so the guy is selfish ass, maybe winning the Jerk of the Year prize for bad fans in professional sports stadiums.

The snarky sports Web site Deadspin accurately fills us in on the ground rules concerning pucks tossed into stands at NHL games:

"---If you're over the age of 14, the puck is never thrown to you (with the occasional exception if you are an attractive woman.
----If you are over the age of 14 and happen to catch a puck, you are obligated to look around you and give it to a little kid in the vicinity.......
----If you catch a puck tossed over the glass while staring a little kid dead in the face, and then stick it in your back pocket s you sit down in your seat, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that you are a bad, bad man."

Luckily, the Pittsburgh Penguins people saw what happened and made the kid happy after all, so that's good.

Big slap across the face of the jerky adult, though.

Watch the news clip:

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