Tampa Bay Lightning Show Some Skin During Strip Shootout (Video)
Total Pro Sports – Most of you have likely heard of strip poker. A game where the loser of each hand has to take off an article of clothing until someone (or everyone) is naked. Well the Tampa Bay Lightning have taken the “strip” idea, but you likely will not see Phil Ivey laying any money down on this rather strange but interesting rendition of the game.
To build some comradery among teammates, the Lightning ended their practice with a good clean game of “strip shootout.” This is one interesting way to help improve your team’s production in the extra frame.
The rules of the game are simple. Score and you are out (which is a good thing). Miss and you must continue, taking one piece of equipment off each time you get stopped.
The surprise loser during this game was Lightning sniper Martin St. Louis, who was forced to play for several rounds on his own after the rest of the team had scored. With his helmet, gloves, jersey, shoulder pads, and elbow pads already off, St. Louis continued on, repeatedly missing and shedding his shin pads, skates, hockey socks, and regular socks before finally putting one by the keeper.
Remember playing strip poker when younger, how the girls would wear loads of extra clothing and only take one little piece off at a time. St. Louis must, and he used this opportunity to employ a similar strategy. Things really appeared to get tough once he lost his skates. Maybe he should try getting some advice from 9-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom. That may help the Lightning win a few extra games, and keep their equipment on in the process.
When it was all said and done, the guys got a good laugh out of the whole thing, which was organized by Ryan Malone and Jeff Halpern. And thankfully no one got hurt, but we would still advise against skating with only one skate on.
Here is the clip of St. Louis’ show.
Hat Tip Video – [Puck Daddy]