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Avatar of BillBy on November 20th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hockey fan buys dressing room toilet for $5,300

I’ve heard the people in Toronto are nuts about the NHL, now I believe it.

If the NHL decides to flush the rest of the season, Toronto Maple Leafs fan Jim Vigmond is ready.

The Ontario lawyer purchased a toilet from the home dressing room of Maple Leaf Gardens for $5,300 at an auction, according to the Toronto Star.

Vigmond had been trying to score a 1967 Stanley Cup banner but he said the bidding became too steep, so he went for the toilet. And he was willing to go as high as $10,000 on the commode, which his friends thought was a little out there.

“They thought I had money to burn, and surely there was something that I could have better spent my money on,” he said, according to the newspaper.


Maple Leaf Gardens was home to the Leafs from 1931-99. More than 100 items from the arena were up for auction. Vacant for several years after the Leafs left for the Air Canada Centre, the Gardens was recently converted into a small arena for nearby Ryerson University and a grocery store.

Vigmond told the Star that the toilet will go in his sports memorabilia room. He’d like to sit on it, light a Cuban cigar, drink some single-malt scotch and watch a Leafs game, if the season doesn’t go down the drain.- ESPN

As it stands, I don’t expect an NHL game to be played between now and December 31st 2012. The player lockout imposed by team owners is over two months old and no resolution is in sight at present.

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  • tbonetylr
    6:00 pm on November 20th, 2012 1

    The NHL strike hasn’t stopped Canadian fans from playing…
    “Sex Toy Sales Up In Canada Due To NHL Lockout, Retailers Say”
    “Ohhhhh, Canada!
    On the other hand, maybe the rise in sales is simply part of a larger trend in consumer spending habits. In May, sex toy sales were projected to skyrocket on a global scale, with some experts crediting the bad economy.

    “At a time when unemployment is high,” Stefan Dallakian, owner of Paris Intimates, told CNBC, “and bank account balances are low, people are passing the time by getting busy.”

  • Rich V
    3:01 pm on November 21st, 2012 2

    Since the NHL season is, IMHO, probably not going to happen, he will have to spend his time sitting on the throne eating Poutine and Butter Tarts.

  • Setnaffa
    3:18 pm on November 21st, 2012 3

    Actually this article just convinces me I was right about hockey fans… :mrgreen:

  • Rich V
    3:32 pm on November 21st, 2012 4

    #3 Easy now, we NHL fans have no season, last night my only option was the 1991 All Star game, missed the original airing due to Desert Storm.


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