The 114th in our 118-part series.
We didn’t get to see tonight’s game with the Islanders, but rumor has it Gio scored a hat trick. It probably goes without saying that hat tricks? Are awesome! As Devils fans, we don’t get to see many of them, but seriously, what’s cooler? Okay, short-handed goals are cooler, but you know what we mean. Hat tricks are so we will even grudgingly admit that we like the displays at the Flyers arena of all the hats thrown for hat tricks on that ice. Of course, hat tricks are tough when you’re attending the game in person; if you are a hat-wearer, do you toss your favorite chapeau on the ice, never to be seen again? What it it’s a special, lucky hat? Is it worth it? But is it kosher to bring a reserve hat just in case? Or does that mean there’s no way one of your guys will pot three goals that night? And what if you’re sitting just a hair too far from the ice and don’t have much of a throwing arm? Where is the demarkation in the arena, beyond which it’s socially acceptable to not even attempt the toss? It’s all so rife with difficulty! But it’s still crazy cool.