15 Funniest Hockey Moments of the Past Decade

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2012

15 Funniest Hockey Moments of the Past Decade

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    Hockey is the most exciting sport on the planet, and it also gives sport fans plenty of funny moments that we will never forget.

    Let's look at the 15 funniest hockey moments from various hockey leagues and tournaments of the past decade (2001-02 season to the present).

    Feel free to share some moments that I have left out in the comments section below.

Epic Staredown

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    During the 2010-11 season, former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jack Johnson played in a game against the Minnesota Wild where a young fan had a staredown with the star defenseman.

    Johnson even tries to wave to the little kid, but he wasn't fazed at all.

Memorial Cup Breaks

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    Usually when a trophy breaks, it's because somebody doesn't handle it properly, but in this case, the Memorial Cup just breaks.

    When Spokane won the Canadian Hockey League championship in 2008, captain Chris Bruton was just about to hand the trophy to a teammate when it broke in half.

Neil Little Flies into the Pile

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    Neil Little of the Philadelphia Phantoms joins his team's brawl with the Binghamton Senators by leaping into a pile of players out of nowhere.

    This has to be one of the funniest goalie moments in the history of hockey, which is saying a lot, since many goalies are crazy.

    Hopefully, the AHL provides NHL fans with some crazy moments like this during the lockout.

Dion Phaneuf Slips

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    Poor Dion Phaneuf.

    The former Calgary Flames star and current Toronto Maple Leafs captain loses his balance and slips while attempting to fight Jarkko Ruutu. This is certainly one of the most embarrassing moments of Phaneuf's NHL career.

Wideman's Shootout Fail

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    One of the most memorable shootout fails since the lockout was Dennis Wideman's miserable attempt in the video to the left.

    Wideman is a very good offensive defenseman, but as you can see, shootouts aren't one of the strengths of his game.

Don't Make Him Angry!

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    New York Islanders Trevor Gillies is one man you don't want to anger, and this short clip is a perfect example of why.

    Gillies is one of the most effective enforcers in the NHL and doesn't shy away when asked to drop his gloves.

National Anthem Troubles

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    Singing the national anthem is harder than it looks, even for people who are used to signing in front of large amounts of people.

    Not only does this girl forget the words to the "Star Spangled Banner," she has an embarrassing fall when returning to the ice.

Empty Net Fail

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    Patrik Stefan has a chance to end the game for the Dallas Stars, but somehow, he cannot find the back of an empty net, and the Edmonton Oilers race down the other end with time running down and score the game-tying goal.

Ray Emery Takes on the Sabres

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    Goalie fights are always pretty funny, but when Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery took on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Martin Biron and forward Andrew Peters, it became one of the most hilarious moments of the decade.

    Even Emery couldn't prevent himself from laughing during these fights.

Semin Slaps Staal

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    In one of the most bizarre moments of the last few years, Alexander Semin decides to slap New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal during a fight.

    Semin is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, where he will play with the other two Staal brothers who are in the NHL, Eric and Jordan.

Tuukka Rask Is Really Angry

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    Tuukka Rask is now the starting goaltender for the Boston Bruins, but before he arrived to the NHL, he spent time with Providence Bruins in the AHL.

    After a frustrating shootout loss, Rask goes absolutely berserk and throws an epic tantrum that includes tossing his stick and a crate.

Goal Celebration Fail

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    When Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin started jumping at the glass after scoring many of his goals, hockey players at all levels started doing it, and for this fan, the glass wasn't strong enough to take his hit without breaking.

Gilmour Breaks the Penalty Box Glass

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    Doug Gilmour played the last two full years of his NHL career in Montreal, and one of the funniest moments from his time with the Canadiens was when he slammed the door of the penalty box and shattered the glass.

Jim Playfair's Tantrum

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    Abbotsford Heat head coach Jim Playfair goes insane after a call goes against his team and starts breaking sticks and throwing them on the ice.

    Once Playfair takes his jacket off, you know he's angry. This is one of the best coach meltdowns in the history of hockey.

Devin Setoguchi's Shootout Fail Ends Game

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    Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi has an opportunity to extend the shootout but wipes out before he can shoot on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

    It was an embarrassing moment for Setoguchi, who had thousands of Canadiens fans laughing at him after this shootout fail.