Hat's all, folks: Paying price for wrong NHL trade prediction
MAR 15, 2014 9:13p ET
Stan Fischler, longtime NHL commentator on the air and in print, followed one of the cardinal rules of sports broadcasting as the trade deadline approached -- be right or wrong, but just be certain. Fischler, who calls himself "the Hockey Maven," took it a step further, though.
On an MSG New York Islanders telecast early this month, he said he was so certain that the New York Rangers wouldn't trade Ryan Callahan that, in the unlikely event it happened, Fischler would eat his hat. And he had the hat with him -- a wide-brimmed job that looks perfect for getting through a hockey winter.
So, Stan, about that hat ...
He brought in a substitute hat, along with several condiments, including maple syrup. And then he ... Well, we don't want to be spoilers. Watch what happened below.