Hockey players get a lot of crap for being uninteresting in interviews, and spouting clichés. The criticism is justified, but it’s just the culture of our sport. Nobody is bigger than the game, of course.

HOWEVER – sometimes somebody goes off the grid. Sometimes their emotions get the better of them, and they do something terrible, like be honest in expressing how they really feel. And now that we have more mics near the ice, we’re capturing even more honest moments.

We’ve compiled the 10 best moments where that’s happened over the past season. You’ll notice one frequently recurring character: