In Ontario safety clearly comes first. Waiting for the Habs practice to start in Ottawa Friday morning, the canadiens.com staff was surprised to see Scotia Bank Place workers come out onto the ice to set up the nets wearing bright yellow hard hats. While unconfirmed, we were soon after explained that it’s mandatory for everyone on Ontario skating rinks to wear helmets at all times. Apparently even the Zamboni driver. You can never be too careful.
While most press galleries around the NHL feature only posters, photos and memorabilia specific to the home team, the Ottawa press gallery boasts a little bit of everything from all around the league. The slightly outdated, framed jerseys did provide some great memories thanks to such favorites as this 1998-2003 Phoenix Coyotes jersey.
Or what about this "straight-out-of-the-movies" original Mighty Ducks sweater?