Once upon a time, there was an ancient and all-powerful hockey stick that could only be pulled from its resting place by one who was worthy. Sadly for this NHL referee, this stick that was stuck between the boards in Florida wouldn’t budge despite all of his attempts to do so.
It’s hard to tell what’s the best part about this. The referee attempting to keep his eyes on the play while trying to wrench the stick free. The fact that he’s trying to do so while maintaining the most casual expression on his face. Or, that the fans behind him that can’t get enough of his struggles.
Poor guy. Maybe he should get Auston Matthews to do it. He seems to have the golden touch these days.