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goal suck

See also: goal-suck



From goal + suck (self-pitying person, noun).


goal suck (plural goal sucks)

  1. (derogatory ice hockey slang) A player who loiters near the opposing net, hoping to score goals without doing the work of moving the puck down the ice. One who goal-sucks.
    • 1983, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences Proceedings, p 14:
      A chicken is often called a “goal suck”, a “one way player” or a “cherry picker” during the course of his deviant career. These three types all involve an emphasis on scoring goals and avoiding situations and places on the ice where physical confrontations are likely to occur.
    • 1993, Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada - Issues 9-10, page 9:
      His team mates called him a goal-suck, but were pleased that he was.
    • 1999, Andrew Podnieks, The Great One: The Life and Times of Wayne Gretzky, page 1:
      Gretzky always broke out of his own zone really early — in shinny terms he'd be called a goal suck — while the other team still had the puck.
    • 2009, Don Weekes, The Biggest Book of Hockey Trivia, Vancouver, Greystone Books, p 76:
      Included with each CD was a ballot, which the Hansons asked people to sign and return, boosting Williams for the Hall ahead of “some of those fancy-schmancy, no-hitting prima-donna whining millionaire goal sucks.”
    • 2016 June 7, James Mirtle, “Phil Kessel's playoff performance is proof he was fine in Toronto”, in The Globe and Mail:
      He was seen as an out-of-shape goal suck capable of only one thing: flinging the puck into the net every few games.