Coyotes' Prospect Dylan Strome Had His Stick Taken During Play, So He Picked Up His Opponent's And Scored
I'm not the biggest believer in karma. There are far too many good things happening to bad people for me to think that the universe is out there maintaining a delicate balance for everybody. That said, I have officially concluded that - in terms of fate - stealing an opponent's stick in your own defensive zone is a very, very bad idea. I have no choice but to declare that the hockey gods are not fond of in-game robbery. I don't know if it's in the cosmos or whatever, but both instances in which I have seen a player get his stick jacked have almost immediately resulted in that player scoring a goal. Granted, that probably has a lot to do with the fact that twig thefts don't get a lot of viral love when they aren't accompanied by a comically ironic goal, but let the record show that by aggressively passing the lumber you're basically playing with imminent fire and almost guaranteed to get burned. But hey, don't take my word for it. Best of luck in making the third time the charm, but two times out of two is enough of a coincidence for me to avoid flexing on the prized possessions of others. If not because of the inevitable minus then because of the shame one feels from settling for sloppy seconds with their own stick after watching it get used and abused right in front of them...