The toothless grin is as big a part of hockey culture as lacing up your skates or raising your stick to celebrate after your team scores a goal.
The tradition goes way back. Former Rangers captain Vic Hadfield used to play a prank on his teammates back in the early 1970s by switching up their dentures and bridges while they were out on the ice so the players had to figure out who had whose teeth.
Hockey players wear their missing teeth almost like a badge of honor. It shows how tough and fearless they are and how much they sacrifice for the good of their team.
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