By Larry Morgenthal
The game is over and you’re in the handshake line. As all recreational hockey players know, the right thing to do is—win or lose—line up and shake hands with the members of the opposing team. But what is the proper etiquette? Should you shake hands like a ‘true’ gentleman? Or, do you fist bump with your gloves off? Or maybe (like many germ phobes out there) you keep your gloves on?
It’s always been assumed a “real” handshake is respectful; after all, in the NHL, at the conclusion of each playoff series, they don’t queue up in the handshake lines with their gloves on. But in today’s disease-fearing society, a real handshake runs the risk of spreading some god-awful virus—not to mention getting hands crushed, fingers bent back, or worse.
Leave a comment below and tell us what you do in the handshake lines.