Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/28/11
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Hockey Hugs is a feature that celebrates the best in hugging from around the NHL, because who doesn't love a good hug now and then?  Seen a particularly good hug photo lately? Send it to puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. Hockey is a fast-paced, rugged game, full of fighting, checking, slashing, and many other manners of aggression and violence. Men lose teeth, they split lips, they get concussed, and they break bones. However, somehow, hockey games also produce some of the tenderest photos in sports. Photos like the one above, as Matt Cullen and his Minnesota Wild teammates whisper sweet-nothings into one another's ears upon scoring a power-play goal versus the Anaheim Ducks. And if the Minnesota Wild's three-man cuddle session doesn't tune your heartstrings, check out the love Patrick Kane's got for Jonathan Toews. Heck, I'm not even sure this photo was taken after a goal. Looks to me like these two just worked through some serious emotional issues. "Now that you're a centre, I don't see a...
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