This is not a euphemism, you filthy-minded gutter-dwellers. (But I'll admit it was a cheap ploy to get you to click)
So in yesterday's game I got in early enough that I managed to sit beside the Hawks' bench to watch the pre-game skate. Before that happened, the Hawks' Assistant Equipment Manager came out to set up the sticks, so I took the opportunity to take the following photo:
While I've never actually played the sport before I was with someone who did, and my usual Hawks buddy does enjoy looking at how the guys treat their equipment, so I figured someone here would appreciate this. Maybe.
It's a little hard to tell from the photo but that's Niemi's stick beside Kane's, at the far right of the photo. Eager's are between Kane's and Fraser's, and from Fraz to the left are, I wanna say Burish, then Bolland, then Byfuglien, Versteeg, Bickell. That yellow and black one is unidentified but I think it's Toews', followed by Ladd, Madden--and this is where it gets harder to figure out. Don't know who owns the pair after Madden's (Sharp's sticks are elsewhere--they're yellow and black and I failed to take a photo) but the three after that are Seabrook's, then Hendry. There's a lone green and black stick that I can only imagine belongs to Sopel, and the last two, which are electric blue, belong to everyone's favorite Swedish import.
To the untrained eye (which is, luckily enough, exactly the kind of eye I have), it seems to be common practice to thicken the tape at the very end of the stick.
So what's up with Seabrook's? Why would he tape his up so the thicker part's at the bottom? I'm just curious.
(And okay, if you clicked on this fanshot thinking there'd be something else, here's a video to make it worth your time.)