OT: Octopus throwing

Submitted by JDVan on April 14th, 2011 at 11:52 PM


"if you throw an octopus at Joe Louis Arena, during a Red Wings game, you will be ejected, fined $500, face a court hearing, and possibly sent to jail if you do not pay $150 to the Detroit Police department"


The NHL/Bettman are rediculous. Octopus throwing has only been going on for 15 years without any kind of incident.


Wolverine 73

April 15th, 2011 at 11:59 AM ^

I think it started when there were only 6 NHL teams and 4 made the playoffs, and you needed  to win 8 games (2 series) to win the cup.  That takes it back to the 60s at a minimum.  It is truly one of the great traditions in hockey, and the origin of it is quite clever.  To ban it is nuts.  And I am not even a Red Wings fan.