I’m a little disappointed in myself that as a Conan O’Brien and a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, I had never seen this classic clip before. I’m sure many of you probably have, but I just thought I would share it to bring a little levity to your Monday morning.
This video from 2004 shows Conan doing a bit of training with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He gets to drop the gloves with Tie Domi at one point, and even Ken Klee and Tom Fitzgerald make an appearance. Early on he remarks that hockey isn’t his sport, but “I’m pretty sure within the hour I’ll be the best hockey player here.” Now Conan is a funny guy, but sadly with that group his statement might not be all that ludicrous.
He also has some ideas for equipment changes, like when he puts on a massive helmet that looks like it could pretty much stop concussions cold. Or his idea for creating a massive net that would probably increase scoring by 500%. I guess Conan was not a fan of the dead-puck era. However, perhaps his most impressive feat was when he was taking shots on net and made Trevor Kidd look like Patrick Roy.