One of the truest time-honored dishonors in hockey seems to be the “urinal treatment.” This practice happens when an industrious fan immortalizes a particularly disliked member of an opposing team by fastening some sort of identifier – sometimes a photo or maybe a playing card – to a urinal or toilet.
Ottawa fans weren’t shy about booing members of the Toronto Maple Leafs during All-Star weekend, but the most amusing bit of trolling probably came in the “urinal treatment” Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf received. (No word on if Joffrey Lupul received the same “tribute.”)
So I must ask: if you were Phaneuf or Kessel, would you be oddly flattered by these golden tributes? Ottawa fans not liking them is evidence that they’re doing their jobs, after all.