Attention, Florida Panthers fans: Throwing those toy rats on the ice during a game means drawing the ire of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Days after fans in Philadelphia threw light-up wristbands onto the ice during a Flyers playoff loss, Bettman said the league strongly discourages throwing anything onto the ice except for hats to celebrate a hat trick.
That includes playoff traditions of faux rats in Florida and real octopi in Detroit.
"Putting aside the hat trick, we don't think it's a good idea for fans to be throwing things on the ice for a whole host of reasons." Bettman said Friday at a meeting of the Associated Press Sports Editors. "We don't...