Episode 3 – Scott Mellanby and the Year of the Rat

In Episode 3, we talk about the crazy tradition born from Scott Mellanby killing a rat in the Florida Panthers locker room during the first game of the Panthers inaugual 1995-96 season. Florida went on to make the Stanley Cup Final that year and “The Rat Trick” became a tradition at their arena. LISTEN TO EPISODE 3 HERE.

Orkin Rats


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  2. “Windsor / Essex County Sports Hall of Fame: Ralph Mellanby Class of 2004”: http://wecshof.org/inductees/ralph-mellanby/
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  5. Conn Smythe Trophy, NHL.Com: http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=24964
  6. “The Law “ by Brian Wynn in Parks & Recreation Canada: https://lin.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/vm494.pdf
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  8. “Chinese Zodiac – Rat” YourChineseAstrology: https://www.yourchineseastrology.com/zodiac/rat.htm
  9. “TSN Originals” The Year of the Rat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNY6BKDa4tw

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