Anyway, our post today isn't about Leaf bashing, well not all of it. In the shootout, Nik Hagman pulled the hockey equivalent of the hidden ball trick:
We've always been a bit unsure of our feelings on the hidden ball trick in baseball. We know it's legal (assuming the ball is live and the pitcher never steps on the mound) ... but it just seems like such a cheap play. On the plus side, any team that is asleep on a play deserves to get caught out. So we're a bit unsure on the ol' Hidden Ball Trick.
Enough baseball talk. Even though Brodeur found the play quite funny, he couldn't really have done anything to stop the tomfoolery from happening. For this reason, we vote a big thumbs down on the the play. Now we worry that all the no-talent players (aka: the rest of the Leafs) will be trying to duplicate Hagman's success. First Marty had to put up with Avery and now this!