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Photo: Scott Hartnell’s Larry Bird costume is clutch


Look, we’re probably going to see other NHL players trot out some amazing Halloween costumes in the next couple days. Some definitely deserve bonus points for doing so while benefiting charitable causes, too.

Still, Columbus Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell set the bar awfully high with his outstanding Larry Bird costume:

That, friends and foes, is what you call “attention to detail.” Then again, he did chicken out in the “era-accurate shorts” category, though:

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Here are some other highlights from Hockey Halloween so far:

With only two games tonight, this might actually be the evening where we see some big-time efforts. Again, it would take some late-game, Bird-esque magic to even approach Hartnell’s offering, though.

Note: That said, he does have some throwback competition from P.K. Subban:

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