NHL players and broadcasters make their business by giving paying customers a healthy diversion from their business life. Yet a decent smattering of those involved in the game will seize almost any opportunity to loosen up themselves and their colleagues as well.
Players, when appropriate, will temporarily cool the heat of battle. Announcers, meanwhile, will thread knee-slapping phrases and fervor to viewers or listeners with almost no limitation.
Here is a dazzling dozen of current on- and off-ice personalities who are some of the go-to contributors to hockey’s lighter side.