Last year, during the Wings Playoff Series with the Avs, I wrote the following:
"There is NO QUESTION that the Av's Cody McLeod has foolishly, and dangerously unleashed the CURSE OF THE OCTOPUS! After the National Anthem was completed, a fan threw the traditional cephalopod onto the Hockeytown ice. Wings fans cheered. But then, McLeod actually skated over and picked it up. He then proceeded to shake it, taunting the Wings faithful before throwing the eight-legged talisman up into the stands."
Result? Denver was swept.
Do they never learn?
Last night after the National Anthem was completed, two octopi were tossed. Amazingly, Penguins Maxime Talbot actually skated over and SPIT on one of them!
Does he think that will go unnoticed by the purple octopus hovering overhead at Joe Louis Arena?
Well, we all witnessed the results the octopus exacted for that incredible lack of disrespect...