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I have no issue with players getting caught up in the moment and celebrating. Even our own Mats Naslund had his ritual after scoring (running on the tips of his skates).

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I'll never forget a goal he scored against the Nordiques in a 1984 playoff game. He did that crazy thing and when they interviewed him after and watched the goal he said it was a Swedish dance!

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I have no issue with players getting caught up in the moment and celebrating. Even our own Mats Naslund had his ritual after scoring (running on the tips of his skates).

I'll never forget a goal he scored against the Nordiques in a 1984 playoff game. He did that crazy thing and when they interviewed him after and watched the goal he said it was a Swedish dance!

I remember that, I have no issue's with that type of celebration... He simply was caught up in the moment. Ovy doing the whole stick thing was completely ridiculous. Scoring an over-time goal or a milestone record I expect huge emotions, kinda like Fleury sliding on his knees... C'mon, that was a huge goal.

But doing ridiculous antics at the side of the net, like Ovy asking help from his teammates, to pick up his stick, imo, is in poor taste and a lil conceited. In the end, no one understood what he was doing... Most were confused by his actions, but still, I feel that was going a lil too far.

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Here's the video of Tiger Williams riding his stick!

See, even that doesn't bother me... It was spur of the moment. I guess what I have an issue with, is the rehearsed celebrations. I'm pretty sure Williams didn't think to himself, " on my next goal, I'll ride my stick like a cowboy..." or rehearse it, it just sort of happened. But this isn't the impression I get from Ovy, I can actually imagine Ovy sitting at home, playing out his goal celebrations in his living room or basement.

Going a lil over-board celebrating cos you just scored a huge goal is fine... But pondering on it and then acting em out imo is pompous and arrogant.

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See, even that doesn't bother me... It was spur of the moment. I guess what I have an issue with, is the rehearsed celebrations. I'm pretty sure Williams didn't think to himself, " on my next goal, I'll ride my stick like a cowboy..." or rehearse it, it just sort of happened. But this isn't the impression I get from Ovy, I can actually imagine Ovy sitting at home, playing out his goal celebrations in his living room or basement.

Going a lil over-board celebrating cos you just scored a huge goal is fine... But pondering on it and then acting em out imo is pompous and arrogant.

Not only that, but he scores between 50-60 goals a season. There's no way he's gonna be that pumped, jumping into the glass and whatnot later on in the season.

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I wonder if someone can compile a top ten list before this thread closes.

i dont see this thread closing any time soon. who knows, we may witness some new 'choreographies' this season ;)

a top ten list would be a good idea though, with youtube links attached to it :)

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i dont see this thread closing any time soon. who knows, we may witness some new 'choreographies' this season ;)

a top ten list would be a good idea though, with youtube links attached to it :)

Depending on what happens, some of them could become "Hall of Shame" candidates. I'll have to think of a

category.

why would a mod close this thread???

It is summer & it is about hockey after all. :D

You're right. The list of showboats will never end.

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<!--quoteo(post=1804825:date=Jul 30 2010, 05:04 PM:name=CANADIENS27)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (CANADIENS27 @ Jul 30 2010, 05:04 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1804825"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I wonder if someone can compile a top ten list before this thread closes.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

i dont see this thread closing any time soon. who knows, we may witness some new 'choreographies' this season <img src="http://fans.canadiens.nhl.com/community/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

a top ten list would be a good idea though, with youtube links attached to it <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

About those new choreographies: I didn't catch all of it, but someone had scored for Atlanta and ended up falling backwards and rolling over when he tried to celebrate. It ended up on ESPN's Not Top Ten plays. Maybe someone caught the entire episode and can post the information.
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a Colorado player (I only know the number was 23) diving to the ice and doing the crawl stroke( at first, I thought it the belly flop)

That would be still current fwd Milan Hejduk.

A classic I love that i don't think is over the top was the Jaromir Jagr 'salute'... in terms of showboating: I'm all for enthusiasm an creativity as long as its the passion of the moment. For example the exact same celebration I could view in two different ways. If it was the game winner versus a goal in a 5-1 hockey game..

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It looks like we can Kovalev to the list. The NHL.com site showed a vidoe of him doing the moonwalk after a goal against Philadelphia (I may have the wrong team) during his first stint with the Penguins. They also showed another Ovechkin cooling his hockey stick routine.

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