The postgame interview—possibly the worst you'll see of NHL players and coaches. When the media stick numerous microphones in their faces and they just got off the ice, they're tired and really don't have time to think of an elaborate answer.
The result? The same cliches are dragged out time and time again. We hear the same words from different players on different teams on the same night. Hearing the same words repeatedly can get really annoying and it has over the years.
What are some of the worst? In no particular order, here are 14 of the most popular.
"Really, I thought you scored goals in the NHL by throwing yourself in the net."
That's why when you have a wide open net staring you in the face, you're supposed to put the puck in the net. I'm talking to you, Craig Smith.
It's amazing how true this commercial is.
"NO! Put your sticks down. You must."
The video says it all.
This guy's good.
Tell that to these guys.
Now matter how it's scored, any goal is a goal-scorer's goal.
Or maybe they should let the other team score another goal; apparently that's more dangerous.
Unless you're Columbus—then play a better team's game.
The mantra of every Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
It's not that you play a full 60 minutes; it's how well you play those 60 minutes.
"Well, you know Pierre, I don't think it's that exciting. I mean, it's a big silver cup. You can't even drink out of it without help."