Hockey Hilarity: Cechmanek-esque Salute

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Pretty sure most people have seen this video by now, but I figured I’d do a post about it as well. Austin Krause, a goalie (well, probably former goalie now) for Farmington High School in Minnesota, purposely puts a puck into his own team’s net, and then proceeds to show the team his IQ in the form of a certain single-fingered-salute, before leaving the ice.

Sure, the video is pretty funny, but what’s funny about it to me is that this kid couldn’t get over the fact that a younger player was getting more ice-time. So rather than be an adult, he chose to hang his team out to dry. What happened to loving the game? Your team? Camaraderie!? It reminds me, and a couple of other people probably, of something Roman Cechmanek might do if the team was playing in front of him like… Well like they’ve been playing in front of Ilya Bryzgalov lately. Also, Krause will sit for 10 games for his little show of appreciation. Hope it was worth it, pal.

See you all next week… Or else…