Halloween has arrived a little early for a few of our favorite teams. In the world of the 24 hour Tumblr news cycle, these guys came to party.
Letang is always going for it on Halloween, though we must point out the Mad Hatter is not a prince. Disney, yes (so close!), but next year, let there be an Aladdin costume with his name on it. Geno went to the School of Vampire Standing, and I bet his English sounds the same with those teeth in.
Sid is dressed as Rocky, apparently. I haven’t seen that movie in 15 years, but he’s said before it’s his favorite film. Imagine if his favorite movie were, say:
Okay, I’m getting carried away. Here is your reference for Sid’s costume, and I’ll go on assuming that it’s some kind of challenge issued to the Flyers.
All in all, Rocky has nothing on the real costume winners of the evening:
So many thoughts fighting to be my first thought! Borts shaved his beard nooooooooooooo! but it’ll be back by lunch tomorrow. Should guys like Borts & Beau, so oft-injured, really be wearing platform shoes? How is this not in their player contracts? I have no idea what Nick Spaling’s face looks like, but we’ll know him now by a sliver of side-thigh. Tough luck if you’re in Pittsburgh and needed white face paint for your costume – it’s sold out. Also, how does anyone go to the bathroom?
Please say they watched Role Models over and over to prepare:
Thanks to @Jrho for pointing us toward Max Ivanov’s Instagram for more photos. Can we please give Chris Kunitz a 100-year contract so we have 99 more Halloweens to look forward to? Last year, sock monkey. This year when he scores a hat trick, everyone throw scotch on the ice.
The Blackhawks always have the best couples costumes – see last year for reference. This year they continued to raise the bar.
Bryan Bickell’s rabbit isn’t quite white, but we get what he means. (No, I didn’t get it at all, but Vanessa did! He’s the March Hare and I need a refresh on some of these films.)
Andrew Shaw and his girlfriend must know that I am going as Peter Pan this year, they wanted to make me feel cool. If only my photos could have an incredible, awkward, derp-perfect photobomb by RoboToews.
I wish for one day the Hawks website would make that Toews’ roster photo.
Send us more Halloween photos when you see them, including yours if they are hockey-themed! We’ll be here working on the candy corn.Tags: andrew shaw, beau bennet, bryan bickell, Evgeni Malkin, jonathan toews, Kris Letang, nick spaling, niklas hjalmarsson, paul martin, robert bortuzzo, Sidney Crosby