The practice of celebrating a goal in hockey is relatively new to the game. Back in the old days when hockey players were “real” men that ate porridge and washed it down with some crab juice each day for breakfast, there was very little emotion displayed during the game at all, let alone when goals were scored.
Since then, the game has become much more exciting, partially due to the players being faster and stronger. It’s also due to the fact that many of them now have “personalities” and a “sense of humour”, or at least the willingness to show actual emotion.
That’s not always a good thing.
Sometimes players can get a little out of control with displaying their emotions, especially after scoring a goal.
This can sometimes cause them to look like an idiot, for a variety of reasons. They might be trying to make the other team look bad, or are copying someone else’s style, or simply don’t know what they’re doing.
Here are 15 clips of goal celebrations where the goal scorer should have probably just had a quick group hug with his teammates and went back to the bench.