Most ridiculous items in the Hockey Hall of Fame – ESPN

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Emily KaplanESPN

TORONTO — The Hockey Hall of Fame is an homage to great NHL moments and achievements, and to the evolution of the sport itself.

The museum’s white whale, in terms of memorabilia? A puck used in the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 2010 Stanley Cup-clinching game, which has been missing ever since Patrick Kane scored the overtime winner in Game 6 against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Even the FBI is on the case!)

But there’s plenty more to the museum than game-used pucks and jerseys. Here are the six most ridiculous items I found:

Up close and personal with NHL stars

Like, really up close and personal. Kane, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are perhaps the three best players of our generation, and eventual Hall of Famers. Although there are plenty of ways to measure their on-ice impact, the Hall of Fame chose intimate items instead. Kane, for example, is known to use his mouth guard as a chew toy as much as a protector for his teeth. So the Hall encased one of those battered white plastic suckers. Crosby’s laundry bag is on display (it is behind glass, so no comment on the smell). As for Ovechkin? A rubber pair of shower sandals he wore during the 2011 All-Star Game because … why not?

The Hockey Hall of Fame gets up close and personal with NHL stars. Like really up close and personal. Here is Patrick Kane’s super-chewed mouth guard, Sidney Crosby’s laundry bag and Alex Ovechkin’s shower sandals.

— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) November 12, 2017

Peanut butter, tomato soup and hot sauce

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