10 Most Embarrassing NHL Fan Moments
There have been some ridiculous moments in the history of every professional sport where players or coaches have done something stupid.
There have also been times when fans become part of the news by doing something dumb.
It's hard to look all the way back to the beginning of the NHL for the most embarrassing moments in the entire history of the league because arenas and security procedures have changed so much through the years. Heck, not too long ago, fans could smoke cigars at Blackhawks' home games.
But this is a collection of some of the more embarrassing moments in recent history.
10. Vince Vaughn in Chicago
This photo was a gem on Twitter during the 2011 postseason, when Vince Vaughn saluted Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo while he skated to the bench during a blowout loss in Chicago.
9. Rick Rypien in Minnesota
Unfortunately, the hockey world lost a player with a big heart this summer when Rypien passed away. Even worse, perhaps the most memorable moment of his career to fans outside Vancouver was this blow-up with a Minnesota Wild fan.
8. Torts vs. a Caps Fan
From 2009's postseason, someone other than Larry Brooks made Torts mad. We haven't been able to confirm if this specific fan and Brooks are in any way related, but he certainly get his money's worth before hitting the parking lot.
7. Vancouver's Green Men
They've introduced themselves to hundreds of players in Vancouver and Carrie Underwood in Nashville this spring. The Green Men have even been featured on ESPN. And if you're a Canucks fan, they're the funniest thing on the planet. Unfortunately, they're a laughing stock to most fans in other cities.
6. The Great Admirer
At the 2009 All-Star Game in Montreal, Ovi gets caught on the big screen checking out a couple Habs fans dancing. Can't say I blame him...
5. Fighting over a Souvenir
Scott Niedermayer wanted to do something nice for a female fan after a game and tossed his stick over the wall. It was intercepted by a man sitting a few seats away, who was promptly beaten up for stealing the memento.
4. Boston Fan Gets Rocked
If you want to watch 2:40 of arguing over a missed high sticking call, you can. But I'll save you the time and give you the cliff notes: Bill McCreay made a coach mad. He did that for years.
But in this case, it made a Boston fan mad enough to jump the wall with intentions of speaking with McCreary. Too bad he didn't know the linesmen can hit, too.
3. A Sore Loser
First off, you're an idiot if you jump the glass in tennis shoes at an NHL game.
But if you challenge the wrong team's bench and Rob Ray was in a bad mood?
This moron undoubtedly spent some time with ice on his face while waiting for a friend/loved one to post bail.
2. A Fan Fights Tie Domi
Tie Domi was one of the toughest fighters in NHL history, yet this idiot thought it would be a good idea to jump into the penalty box with him.
Good luck with that.
1. Who Throws a Show? Honestly?
Mike Milbury does!
At MSG, the Boston Bruins took their fight off the ice over 30 years ago and jumped the rails when New York's fans started to give them a hard time. The player who removes the shoe and beats a fan with it is the one and only Mike Milbury.
How many fans would love to return the favor now?