Lightning coach Jon Cooper couldn’t help but smile when he said on Sunday that it was possible he had become a “sweet daddy.”
There was a perfect costume in mind for her 11-year-old son, Jonny, for Halloween: âParty Kuch,â based on Nikita Kucherov’s post-game press conference, which won the Stanley Cup.
Jonny’s costume became a “big debate in the house”, his parents wondering how far he could go with it. Cooper said his wife, Jessie, had considered sticking a can of Coke and writing “Bud Light” on the side, but Cooper countered that an empty can of Bud Light would do the trick. âHe’s a miner,â Cooper said. “But the box is empty.”
And Jonny had been informed that he was not allowed to utter Kucherov’s slogan: âNo. 1 bulls – t “- instead of” trick or treat “.
âHe shouldn’t be allowed to leave like this,â Cooper said. “But his father is getting limp.”
On Friday, the team hosted a costume party.
âSeeing the guys express their costumes in different ways was pretty cool,â said forward Ross Colton.
The Robbinsville, NJ native dressed up as DJ Pauly D from the TV show Jersey Shore. Forward Taylor Raddysh was Dog, the bounty hunter from the TV series.
Forward Alex Killorn and defenseman Andrej Sustr dressed up as Bucs quarterbacks Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert, respectively. The couple wore authentic Bucs uniforms and Killorn even tried on his spiral at the party.
On Killorn’s Instagram post, Gabbert, the backup quarterback, commented “LEGENDARY.”
“I think since he’s been buddy with Gabbert he’s had a little practice,” Colton joked of Killorn’s throwing skills. “He can throw it for sure.”
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