Everybody has their own way of getting hyped up before games.
There’s countless different traditions that every individual athlete has that would cause the average person to really give their head a shake, and hockey players specifically have some pretty bizarre ones.
The boys of the Columbus Blue Jackets are no exception to this, and before their afternoon tilt against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, Pierre-Luc Dubois and David Savard were absolutely firing one another up in a pretty unique way.
You know, inspiring hate is definitely a pretty sure fire way of getting the jets going before a big game, and inspiring your teammates with a little internal hate makes sense. Kind of just speeds up the process, if you think about it.
The Jackets were probably getting even more fired up with the announcement of the upcoming playoff schedule, that has them set up to face off against the league’s most notorious team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Jackets aren’t showing any fear of the historic Lightning team, though, and have made it pretty clear with their loading up at the deadline, and their tough to solve penalty kill and hot goaltending will prove to be a challenge for the Lightning in what should be a good first round matchup.
Especially if the Blue Jackets are bringing this level of hate to the rink everyday.
(H/T: Fox Sports)