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Edmonton Oilers' forward Zach Hyman in an interview.
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Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman reveals his new nickname

Published May 2, 2024 at 9:54
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The Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman revealed his new nickname in an interview.

After a career-high 54 goals tally this season, Hyman has continued to perform well and played a key role for the Oilers in the first round. In five games, he scored seven goals and one assist.

Edmonton has officially clinched their ticket to the second round of the playoffs last night, beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 last night. After the game, Hyman was asked to comment on Shaquille O'Neal's appearances on the TNT broadcast, where he got the nickname "Shaq Hyman".




Here's how it went down:

-Have you seen Shaq Hyman with TNT? Your thoughts on Shaq Hyman?

"I'm a huge Shaq fan, obviously, an incredible basketball player, and I think an incredible panelist on TNT. It's always fun. Sometimes the basketball games are more fun, even when he and Charles are going at it in the intermission.

So he brings a whole other element to the NBA, and it's cool to see him on the NHL set and pretending to be Shaq Hyman. I never thought in my life that we would be calling me Shaq Hyman, so that's pretty funny. And obviously, people are calling me Shaq Hyman, too. So cool to share that nickname with him.

He just keeps improving. First, he was in shoes, and he was on skateboards. So next, he'll be on real skates. And that's a big man in front of the net."


Shaq did show up twice on the TNT hockey set now. The first time in shoes, then, on two skateboards for the second time, as Hyman mentionned.

Watch both of his appearances in the following videos:



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