I think I post this every year, but here's this year's!
Puck Daddy wrote:
There are many reasons why Teddy Bear Toss time is our favorite time of the year on the hockey calendar.
First, it's a promotion that involves charity, and that's always cool with us. Charity is our jam.
Second, it brings the hockey fan community together as one, like jeering an opponent with a funny chant or booing Gary Bettman or participating in the wave … OK, maybe not that last one, but you see our point.
"This is a really weird game, and you’ll find that most people will not want to play this."
Sinister Dexter wrote:
That's better than the dead squids that get tossed onto the ice at one arena.
At one point the NHL was fining any fan caught tossing octopi onto the ice $500. Not sure if that's still in effect in Detroit. Security was confiscating them at the door if they were found, so people were getting creative about smuggling them in.