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The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Spoof Of ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ Is Pretty Funny [Video]

NHL teams are getting pretty creative with their Christmas videos this year. Last week the Sharks posted a epic ugly sweater music video, now The Pittsbugrh Penguins released a spoof of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and it’s pretty funny.

Watch as each player takes turns reciting some of the movies most famous lines while being superimposed into the actual movie.

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Chris Neil and Derek Dorsett Break Unwritten Fighters’ Code During Hockey Fight, Senators Coach Gets Fired [Video]

Chris Neil and Derek Dorsett had a hockey fight during Sunday night’s hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators. The fight was close, but Neil got Dorsett to the ground with the help of the referees and took an extra shot at his opponent. Then as Neil skated to the bench he raised his arms.

There are almost too many unwritten rules violations to count so Dorsett skated after Neil which also might be a violation of the unwritten fighters’ rules, but two violations make a right and it says so right there on page [invisible number] of the unwritten rule book of hockey fights. Honor was lost. Respect was earned. Toughness was maintained. Without this scrap, the Senators never could have come back to win 4-3 in overtime.

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Jack Johnson of the Blue Jackets Declares Bankruptcy Because His Parents Drained His Money

This story is just sad. In ugly athlete-parent financial news, we have the crazy story of Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Johnson, who signed a 7-year, $30.5 million dollar contract in 2011, is declaring bankruptcy, claiming less than $50,000 in assets.

According to the story from the Columbus Dispatch, the reason he is in that financial situation is because of his parents. He signed a power of attorney granting his mother full control of his finances when he was 24 years old. They then proceeded to secure a lengthy series of high interest rate loans borrowing against his future earnings, to fund an expensive home in Manhattan Beach, California, and travel costs.

The people behind those loans include someone introduced to Johnson’s family by former Michigan basketball player Maurice Taylor when Johnson was at the University of Michigan, a person who is now in the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa, and a company known for “monetizing” player contracts, and did so for Vince Young and Bryant McKinnie during the lockout. (“Monetizing” is described as borrowing against the future earnings to get money now).

“I’ve seen lots of instances of parents riding their kid’s coattails around,” said an NHL executive familiar with the case. “I’ve never seen a case as ugly as this one, where the parents took such advantage of their kid.”

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Young Bruins Fan Fist Bumps Entire Team, Has the Time of His Life [Video]

With all the trash on the internet, its always a great feeling when we come across a video that will make you smile. Check out this great video from Tuesday night’s Bruins game that YouTube user HockeyWebCaster uploaded that should bring a smile to your face. Basically the entire Boston team trades fist bumps with a young fan seated near the exit tunnel following pregame warmups. Call it a really good, genuinely nice moment. Except for Gregory Campbell. He’s just too strong. Luckily, our young hero fan shakes it off and is able to continue to encourage the rest of the team. The Bruins won in OT.

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