After every hockey practice, it’s the rookies job to pick up pucks. It can be a pain in the ass if a veteran stays out long after practice working on his shot (or whatever), because technically, a rookie has to hang around to pick them up. Most vets will be like “It’s okay, I got this,” but the point is that if a vet wants to get better, it shouldn’t be much to ask a rookie to put in the extra work.

Anyway, the general game is to put the crate against the boards (amateur hour) or in the middle of the ice (medium difficulty level). Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz set the game to “expert” by trying to sauce pucks through the handle, and of course, succeeding. Coolio, duders.

Yakupov wins!

(S/t to Deadspin)

Comments (3)

  1. I’m glad that someone was able to record this. I was filming these two about a minute prior to this, and was incredibly disappointed that I missed my opportunity to capture it.

    Very very pleased that hockey is back. Almost six thousand people attending the last day of the Oilers open practices, leads me to think that I’m not alone.

    • Most fans will come back. The NHL made more revenue every year after the last lockout. I know I’ll be having a marathon hockey-watching day tomorrow.

  2. I could probably do that too, if I were incredibly skilled at hockey, and part of my job involved being at the rink for hours everyday.

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