The NHL has finally backed off its much maligned policy of banning Red Wing zamboni driver, Al Sobotka, from doing his octopus twirling schtick.
"The catch is, it has to be done away from the ice - like at the Zamboni entrance.
The NHL forbade the Wings, under threat of $10,000 fine, to do so during round one, because debris allegedly came off the slimy creatures and became embedded in the ice. Al Sobotka then took to doing his renowned overhead twirl in the Zamboni entrance, but the NHL put the kybosh on that as well. "
The league should concentrate on banning bad actors donning Sparta warrior costumes and harassing smart hockey people during Ottawa playoff games instead.