In last night’s Capitals 4-3 victory over the Penguins, the two megastars of the NHL, the Caps’ Alex Ovechkin and Pens’ Sidney Crosby, each had hat tricks. It is customary for home fans to throw their hats on the ice if one of their players records a hat trick. Somehow, noted complainer Sidney Crosby found a way to whine about just that tradition, despite the fact it has been in place since the 70s.
"People kept throwing hats," Sidney Crosby said tonight. "I was just asking if he could make an announcement to ask them to stop. I mean, the first wave came and then I think they were all pretty much picked up, and then more started coming.
Yes Sidney, people kept throwing hats because they were excited about the hat trick. If anything, it hurt the Caps, they were the team who just scored and had the momentum, but hey, call the league office in Toronto, I'm sure they'll find a way to give you some more preferential treatment next game. I mean, what's next - the ice is too cold?
Crosby Objects to Hats on Ice - DC Sports Bog