Our favorite players and announcers bring us the game we love from October to June, putting their best effort on camera for all to see. Sometimes, however, "circumstances happen" off the ice, away from the action. That was the decidedly less popular bumper sticker from the 1990s.
Whether a couple of dudes get mismatched in front of a camera and microphone, there may or may not be an ample supply of adult beverages or someone just shoots their mouth off, this is a collection of some of the worst and awkward moments caught on tape.
The following 23 slides are a combination of awkward and terrible interviews, with some equally awful media included. My cover photo is the king of the awkward interview himself, New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella. Tortorella has some allies in the New York media, but he could care less if he makes any enemies in the Big Apple.
Some of these clips I had seen before, and some are gems that had been buried on the interweb, presumably to be dug up and dusted off by yours truly. Some are hard to watch, and others you just can't believe your eyes and ears.
While I realize that when I compile a list of any sort, I invariably exclude someone or thing. If you are inclined to comment to make a suggestion, please attach a link so that we all may revel in your find as well.