Dan Bylsma, Coach of the Buffalo Sabers, was trying to do what is always done at NHL games: Throw a puck that ended up on the bench to a fan in the crowd.
But just as Bylsma tossed the puck to a young boy some old jackass of a man steps up and snatches the puck from the kid, puts it in his pocket then sits down like the puck was fair game and he had just won the battle.
There are a few unwritten rules in throwing a puck to a fan. If the fan looks older than the age of 14, the puck is never thrown to them. If you are older than 14 and you just happen catch a bad throw of the puck, you have an obligation to look for a child close to you and hand it to them. This old-man obviously didn’t know the rules or just plain didn’t care. The crowd later showed him what a heartless piece of a “so called man” he was by booing him out of the arena. In the end all worked out for the young man. In classy NHL fashion the Sabers took care of the little man. A short time after the incident the mascot of the home team showed up with a hockey stick, a jersey and TWO pucks and presented it to the well deserved young man.
You deserve it, little man! pic.twitter.com/vSVPEPtWpL
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 30, 2015