How many NHLers does it take to name The Beatles?

From left to right, uhhh, ...Ringo? The other guy, some TV host, John and McArthur...Paul McArthur. (File/AP)

Fourteen. The answer to this ‘sounds-like-a-joke’ headline is 14.

Hot on the heels of some (possibly) tongue-in-cheek tweets after a Kanye West/Paul McCartney collaboration, the NHL released a video of players — youngsters and veterans alike — attempting to name the members of the Fab Four.

As you will see, the results were…not so great.

Sweet Eleanor Rigby, that’s terrible.

Congratulations to the Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler, the only player in that video who didn’t let John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison down.

The Needs Improvement Award is shared by the players who could not name a single member of The Beatles: P.K. Subban, T.J. Oshie and Ryan McDonagh.

Special mention must go to Claude Giroux, who couldn’t name a member but did come up with the creative “McArthur?”

Well, they may not make the best Trivial Pursuit teammates, but they’re still pretty good hockey teammates. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da. Life goes on.

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