In life, there are certain things that aggravate us more than how the general public might view it as.
Maybe it’s people driving slow in the left-handed lane, or your roommate forgetting to put the toilet seat down again.
Hockey players are no different than you and us, besides their incredible talents out on the ice and the fact that their bank accounts have an extra few digits in them. During the season, players spend most of their time at the rink, or out on the road travelling from destination to destination. During that time, numerous issues or situations will come to the forefront that could annoy them. Maybe it’s inside the dressing room, or out on the bus. Just because they are blessed with athleticism and insane amounts of talent doesn’t mean they don’t get annoyed over little things from time to time.
The NHL has released several videos over the last few months in a series called "Puck Personality," with players being interviewed on interesting topics like how they put their equipment on, superstitions and simple questions like "what's your favourite breakfast cereal?"
In their latest video, Roman Josi, Vladimir Tarasenko, Tyler Johnson, Shayne Gostisbehere, Johnny Gaudreau, James van Riemsdyk, Jonathan Huberdeau, T.J Oshie, Martin Jones, Ryan Getzlaf, Mark Scheifele, Nathan MacKinnon, Chris Tanev, Jonathan Drouin, Taylor Hall, Erik Karlsson, Marc-Andre Fleury, Kevin Shattenkirk, and of course, the On.the.Bench boys are all asked what their biggest pet peeves in hockey are, and some of the results are pretty relatable if you still play the sport.
We can all relate with Martin Jones not liking sharp skates, especially if you’re a goaltender that relies on sharp edges to attack angles and push around on the ice while in the butterfly.
Diving is a popular answer, along with outlandish superstitions. Social media is brought up by Chris Tanev, which is understandable given how some people like to go on their phones in a public setting. A bad practice goalie is annoying, especially if you’re trying to work on a specific move or shot. Taylor Hall mentions that he is getting sick of his teammate's messy dressing room stalls (looking at you Kyle Palmieri). And what about breaking a lace or having a piece of equipment malfunction shortly before a practice or a game?
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