Humiliation as motivation -- "Strip-Shootout" for the Bolts

I'll hand this to Rick Tocchet, it was more than just a funny idea -- it was motivation and a team building exercise all at once.

After the Lightning's two-hour practice at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon today, the team participated in a game of "Naked Shootout" which would be better titled "strip shootout".    Every time you miss a goal per round -- an article of equipment comes off.  

Tampa Tribune beat-writer Erik Erlendsson tweeted the event casually enough to give people a glimpse of what was going on -- well, not exactly...  But he gave people an idea of what was going on, generally...


# Lots of helmets and gloves littering the ice: out of 18, four survive first round

# Jerseys are now coming off; Vinny, Stamkos, Miller, Foster, Wright down to shoulder pads

# St. Louis and Miler last two, Marty down to removing shin pads 

# St. Louis last one, guys are banging sticks on the ice, he keeps missing,

# Marty now has both skates off, wearing sandals

# Marty stopped again, this is about to turn into a scene from Slap Shot

# Marty finally scores, only left with his hockey pants, under shirt and under garments intact!

Usually it's only Mike smith who has been faked out of his equipment during the shootout.  Thsi time it was a good portion of the team, sheesh...

No one was truly in fear of exposing themselves during this event -- these are hockey players, do you realize how much equipment they wear?  Still, it's fun and odd to hear about this going on in practice.  Something a little more colorful than the average repetitive stuff at most practices...

[Note by jpfdeuce, 10/20/09 6:26 PM EDT ]  Erik Erlendsson has a full article up on this, giving a more personal look (sorry, ladies, not that kind of look ) at how things went down.  Damian Cristodero at the St. Pete Times says Jeff Halpern and Ryan Malone were the ones who got the game together.

Latest News

In This Article

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Raw Charge

You must be a member of Raw Charge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raw Charge. You should read them.

Join Raw Charge

You must be a member of Raw Charge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raw Charge. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.