Superstitious minds: The ‘rituals’ that obsess NHL stars

(CNN)Whatever you do, don’t call it superstitious. Follow @cnnsport “I think now it’s just being superstitious going into every game. Most players do have a routine. If they say they don’t, they are lying to you.” ‘Rigid routine’ When NHL players are asked about their pregame routine, they often answer in a sheepish, almost noncommittal way — “Oh that’s not me but let me tell you about my teammate.” Many players don’t readily expand on their daily routines likely out of fear of not wanting to sound odd or give away a secret that an opponent, or even worse a teammate, can use against them. Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele warns: “We have (Dustin) Byfuglien on our team who is …