Tuch took part in one at Minnesota Wild rookie development camp on Sunday, and the former Boston College standout made amazing happen. The goalie attempted a poke check and then, this being a scrimmage, laid his stick on the ice to create an obstacle course for Tuch. He dangled around the stick and then held the puck … and held it … and held it … and actually skated past the goal line as he finally released it blocker side for a sick goal. How does one celebrate such an achievement? With the subtlety of a swashbuckler apparently. Tuch holstered his stick like a swordsman and then went into a full strut in front of the benches. Which was glorious.
Hockey needs more over the top celebrations. Simple as that. Just like how football touchdown celebrations used to be awesome, hockey needs to pick up where the NFL left off and get heavy into the celebration game. It’s fun, it’s cocky, and it gets the other team’s blood boiling. Games will 100% be better if goal celebrations were turned up to a million.
And the greatest of all time hockey celebration: