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Jodi's puck ponderings (December 2017 edition)

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I realized that I have always had some questions and random observations running through my brain regarding the Lightning, and hockey, in general. So I decided I would start making lists of them as they come to me and share them on Raw Charge at times.

  • Last year’s penalty fad was hooking. This year’s trend is slashing. I wonder if this will last all season. We do know, unfortunately, that many penalties are not called during the playoffs, so this penalty may fade in the spring, along with the others.
  • I smile every time I see Tyler Johnson on the Mercury Insurance commercial for his bobblehead. I think he does a pretty good job with his lines. "You can’t win it, you can’t buy it, and you can’t get it anywhere else!" I admit I go around randomly saying it to my husband at times. Am I the only one?
  • Since Yanni Gourde has been playing so well, it made me think of something I jotted down on October 30 during a game against the Panthers. Rick Peckham said Yanni was "a one-man storm of gnats." That pretty much sums him up.
  • Dancing With The Stars wrapped up another season recently. The only hockey representative on this show in the past was Sean Avery. Luckily, he wasn’t on very long. Could we find and send a better representative of the many good guys the NHL has? They film during hockey season so it would have to be a retired player. Otherwise, it would be fun to see professional dancer Julianne Hough’s new husband, Brooks Laich, on the dance floor.
  • Which player is going to photo bomb the most during post-game interviews? It seemed to be Vladdy last year. I recently saw Killer do it. Take the poll below and if you choose a player not listed, please list it in the comments!

This post was written by a member of the Raw Charge community and does not necessarily represent or express the views or opinions of Raw Charge staff.

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