It’s turning into a real thing now.
On Sunday two kids brought a sign to an Ottawa Senators game saying that if Bobby Ryan scores the kids’ dad will get them a puppy. Naturally, Bobby Ryan scored.
Monday, similar sign, another kid, this time in Columbus. Instead of Bobby Ryan it was Cam Atkinson, and he too scored a goal.
In fact, Atkinson scored three, helping Columbus get past the slumping Montreal Canadiens 5-2.
Atkinson said after the game that he saw the sign and that he hopes the kid will name the dog after him. And that’s dog, singular. It was reported after the game that three goals does not equal three dogs. Though, the Bleu Jackets (sic) twitter might be looking to help make it three dogs.
Anyone know how we can get her three puppies? asking for a friend https://t.co/iiyRZseDF7
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) January 26, 2016
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.