Goddammit, I knew we should have trademarked 'Dick Rash'. That was like a day one joke when Rick Nash got traded to the city that never fails to ruin superstars. Who would have thought that Rick Nash would have failed so hard in the playoffs, year after year, that even his teammates would start referring to him as an unsightly genital disorder? I guess in retrospect we all should have seen it coming. No man can withstand the the career long curse of the World's Most Famous Urinal. In terms of names that lend themselves towards mocking, it doesn't get much better than any name that rhymes with 'dick'. The Nash-to-Rash dynamic is just the cherry on top. In terms of performances that lend themselves to mocking, it doesn't get much better than the annual vacation that Dick Rash takes during the months of April and May.
Regardless, this video just shows that growing up is not something that is in the job description of a professional hockey player. As hard-nosed and tough as the play on the ice is, they are just a bunch of big kids once they get into that locker room. A bunch of big kids that have never met a dick joke that they couldn't get a snicker out of. A hockey locker room is like the real life version of Never-Never Land, R.I.P. Robin Williams. It's just a bunch of grown men hurling around insults so casually it would make Rufio blush. Thank God there is the unspoken bond that they won't judge each other as they act like a 4th grade classroom that has a substitute teacher. That, among other things is why hockey players are generally regarded as the most down to earth athletes. Thick skin, a great sense of humor, and the ability to laugh at the same things we found funny before we had hair on our balls.
Live look at Rick Nash...
P.S. Not to sure about that 'Slim Reaper' nickname. He looks like the pilgrim that killed all the Indians just so he could eat 6 turkeys by himself. He may be thankful, but when it comes to food he ain't the giving type.