Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made light of the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey-throwing epidemic that has grown into a sideshow of late.
A video montage on the Habs’ website shows Price and fellow all-stars on a bus en route to the red carpet on Friday night when a fan sporting a Phil Kessel jersey is spotted and Price wonders out loud if it will end up on the ice.
Tales of jersey-throwing fans have become commonplace at the Air Canada Centre during Maple Leafs home games as Toronto continues its slide down the Eastern Conference standings. Last week, three men were charged after they tossed their sweaters on the ice during Toronto’s 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment banned all three for a year.
And on Friday, a Maple Leafs jersey found its way to the ice during a match between the Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies.
Jersey throwing has become a polarizing way of protest for some fans frustrated with the backsliding Maple Leafs, who are 1-9 in their last ten games.
(Video courtesy of Habs TV)