I’ve stayed away from Sharks-Pokemon Go crossover content because the best hockey players as Pokemon post has already been written. Then Christina Marleau posted the following on Twitter and I knew I couldn’t stay away any longer.
Driving home from dinner, kids playing Pokemon. Pikachu appeared, Patrick pulled the car over faster than lightning. pic.twitter.com/TvF8B3PC2J— Christina Marleau (@c_marleau) August 2, 2016
The implication here is that Patty pulled over because one of his kids spotted a Pikachu. I don’t buy that story for a second. Sure, I believe he was driving and one of his kids saw the most famous Pokemon in the world, but we all know whose phone that Pikachu was spotted on: Patty’s.
This got me thinking. Of the current Sharks, who definitely plays Pokemon Go? Let’s hit the roster, starting alphabetically.
The game is released in his home country of Denmark and he’s only 26 years old...I’ll go with a tacit yes.
No, he thinks he’s too good for Pokemon Go. Sorry Cooch.
I’m pretty sure Donskoi is actually a Pokemon, so no.
Do they have Pokemon in Russia? Does he even know what a Pikachu is? I bet Tomas Hertl has annoyed him to death about this.
Barclay Goodrow, Chris Tierney, Tommy Wingels
Goodrow and Tierney are Team Valor and Wingels is Team Mystic. I believe this so much.
Yes, but only because he mistakenly thinks Miltank is included in the game.
Maybe once they release Pokemon Go for his Motorola RAZR.
He strikes me as the kind of guy who’s too busy for Pokemon Go, but he’s very polite when the children on the team talk to him about it.
No shit. Hertl has not stopped playing Pokemon Go since it was first released in the United States and everyone really wishes he’d stop texting them about it.
Yes and he only has Hitmonchans.
Maybe? He might be a little old for it, but I won’t rule it out.
He downloaded it but deleted it when he realized he couldn’t actually catch an Ekans in the wild.
Probably, because like Pokemon Go he is hated by a grumpy subset of the internet.
He hasn’t even heard of Pokemon, so no.
Shit, should I have saved the Miltank joke for Mirco?
Yes, and he now has 50 Growlithes which he has named after his Golden Retrievers.
Yeah, there’s a lot of downtime during games.
Yes and he and Tyler Toffoli go on long Pokewalks together.