The majority of us have some type of quirk, some odd belief that if we don’t do something exactly the same in our daily lives, something bad will occur. For most of us, our friends or significant others can laugh off these odd superstitions and they are never known to the outside world.
Athletes do not have that luxury.
Instead, their eccentric behaviors are endlessly discussed and debated.
We seem to think that these superstars—these larger-than-life figures—should have supreme confidence in their abilities. They shouldn’t need something like a particular drink to make them feel like they can perform to the best of their abilities.
But athletes are just like the rest of us in some ways—maybe a little off-center.
What follows are a few of the more interesting superstitions of some professional hockey players, including one from the greatest player to ever play the game.