|I'll give you a hint: He plays Right Wing.|
It’s well known that Father’s Day is a big deal in Major League Baseball. Players wear blue arm bands and hit home runs to donate money to Prostate research. Father/son duos in the crowd are spontaneously interviewed. The commentators boast about their favorite trip to the ball park with dad.
Despite the NHL’s hardest attempts to make the playoffs last not only until Father’s Day, but until the Fourth of July, the Cup Finals came up a few days short, leaving the NHL just shy of a great marketing opportunity. Never the less, Father’s Day is a big deal to NHL players, especially those of the Lightning. My DTV Investigation Team was sent out to the various homes of the Lightning’s players, and got the scoop on what gifts they gave their dads this year, or what presents their kids got them.
Steven Stamkos: In an odd exchange, Stamkos gets nothing for his dad, and instead, his father buys him a brand new face.
Steve Downie: Continues to get his girlfriend's dad really solid Father's Day gifts, despite that one God awful, terrible, despicable time he forgot like 13 years ago.
Guy Boucher: Didn’t say where his gift was from, but did say he would tell everyone when he felt the time was right.
Marty St. Louis: Gets frustrated when, after having bought his dad the most valuable watch on the entire planet, has to return it because the wrist band is too small.
Steve Yzerman: As usual, Yzerman manages to get his dad something better than he did last year. Dad’s response: “It’s nice, but I won’t know the true value of this gift for another three to five years, really.”
Eric Brewer: After developing a reputation of being an extremely mediocre gift-giver over the years, came out of nowhere and gave his dad a Ferrari.
Vinny Lecavalier: Selflessly gave his dad the 450 airfare vouchers to Toronto and Montreal he’s racked up over the years.
Dave Mishkin: The DTV Investigation Team showed up about twenty minutes late, and thus didn’t catch what Mishkin’s kids actually got for him, but it must’ve been really awesome, because he was still yelling about it.
Dwayne Roloson: Given that his father was a casualty of the Revolutionary War, Roloson hasn’t been on the hook for a Dad’s Day gift for many years; however, his kids did chip in and get him a new walker.
Victor Hedman and Mattias Ohlund: Continuing a long trend of gift wrapping presents to the wrong people, are just now getting around to sending out their Mother’s Day gifts.