NHL teams do a lot of stupid stuff during intermissions, from tricycle racing to sumo wrestling in fat suits and beyond. “Beyond” includes human bowling, or in the case of the Nashville Predators the “human hockey puck.”

It was in rehearsal where it happened – Adam Davis, or “Intern Adam” was placed on a sled and whipped at huge bowling pins, which he missed entirely before breaking his ankle on the end boards. He was then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he had screws put in said ankle.


And now he’s suing them for $25,000 to cover the cost of his medical bills from the incident.

Okay, the questions:

1) What was best-case scenario here? Were those flimsy pins ever going to slow him down enough that he wasn’t going to hammer the end boards?

2) Who’s idea was it to whip him at the speed of sound? It’s a human hitting pins standing on ice – any contact will do.

3) The video of the accident is below – no offense to Intern Adam, but the foot-up attempted stop seemed like the best idea? Just take that one on your hip, brutha.

4) He’s suing them, which means the Predators weren’t going to take care of an accident that happened…while at work for the Predators? I guess they really do need every penny for Shea Weber.

Below is the incident actually happening. Really, there’s no need to watch this, but for those of who feel like it (you sickos), go nuts.

Comments (8)

  1. The WHL Portland Winterhawks decided during one intermission that it was a good idea to have random people come out and play broom hockey. So you have normal people, in normal shoes, trying to play broom hockey on ice as a promotion. Not sure who thought that wouldn’t end up bad.

    An older man, 40′s or 50′s age group, slipped backwards (big surprise?) and was knocked unconcious. He took at least 15 – 20 minutes to get him off the ice and then finally start the next period. Safe to say they have not done this type of intermission entertainment since. Of course, he couldn’t sue because he signed the famous “we are not held liable” waiver.

  2. Intern Adam doesn’t work for the Predators, he works for a local radio station. So if he was “at work” doing promotional stuff for the radio station, wouldn’t the radio station be responsible and not the Preds?

    • Not licensed in Tennessee, but it usually depends on the state’s premise liability and workers compensation statutes.

  3. In Canada, this probably wouldn’t be an issue, or at least as much. $25k, jesus.

  4. I’ve seen this promo done before many, many times. I have never seen someone flung half that fast towards the pins….

  5. He broke his ankle because of THAT?! Wow what a softy

  6. At least get our current logo right.

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