Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/17/11

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 31: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks during warm ups to the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 31, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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. Despite hockey's reputation as a tough, nasty, and overly physical sport, the game features more tender hugs per sixty minutes than any other sporting event I can think of (save perhaps competitive hugging, if there is such a thing). It's ironic. Every sport with goals features goal celebrations, but hockey's focus on team play and humility tends to render those celebrations into private moments between linemates. Hockey's goal scorers aren't extroverts that crow for the crowd; they're introverts that retreat into the open arms of one another. It's adorable. The above photo, for instance, features the New York Islanders in a touching five-man squeeze. The lighting and angle of the shot gives one the indication that there's nobody else in the building. It's a bizarrely swe...
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