Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/27/14

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 19, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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. With all the slashing, fighting, chirping, and Boston Bruins in the NHL, you'd be forgiven for doubting me when I told you that some of the tenderest moments in sports take place during the course of a hockey game. But it's true. Hockey hugs will warm your heart. Of course, it's always wise to hug a member of your own team, a lesson Henrik Eriksson recently found out the hard way. You see, unlike opponents, who are rarely feeling cuddly after you score, your teammates will always welcome you with open arms. See above, as Jiri Tlusty bashfully looks on while Eric Staal and Chad LaRose urge him to come join the bro-snuggle. They're like, Jiiiiiirriiiiii, get in here you. And to the left, we have Ryan Kesler with a sneak hug on his captain. Sure, it's unexpected, but how coul...
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