Who Is That Again??

19 04 2012

Dear loyal readers of Hockey’s Finest,

After reading a comment from one reader earlier today, I realized that sometimes we writers (me in particular) sometimes don’t explain things fully.  We get a little keyboard/wordpress happy and just start typing out things that make sense to us, but not at all so that you hockey lovers out there understand our shorthand for the boys.  So here it is, my list of current nicknames, but don’t worry,  your favorite may end up on here soon enough!


Captain Sexpanther:  Jonathan Toews

I know no one will argue with me on this, but I mean DAMN.  What other nickname would suffice?  None, that’s what.  All I have to say is every time I think of him, I have a flashback to “10 Things I Hate About You” when Julia Stiles says “I want you.  I need you.  Oh baby, oh baby”….but I’m completely serious when I say that about Toews.

McDreamy:  Patrick Sharp

He’s the Patrick Dempsey of the hockey world.  That flow is ridiculous.  And look at how cute his puppy is!  M loves :) Other possible nicknames?  DILF.  You know you agree.

Lil’ Peek-A-Boo:  Patrick Kane

You know when you pay games with little kids and they always seem to have that mischievous grin on their faces like they just did something wrong?  Ladies and gentlemen, that is Patrick Kane to the T.  He’s always up to no good, but damn does that smirk of his make you weak in the knees.

Nugget:  Martin St. Louis

Look how tiny he is!  I call everyone that is below 5’4″ “nuggets”, since I’m 5’8″ and seem to tower over them.  Even though St. Louis is nowhere near 5’4″ (he’s listed as 5’8″), he looks like a 12 year old boy who got lost on his way home from school in terms of height.  He’s a fun-sized hockey player, but demands the respect of a man the size of Zdeno Chara.  Love this lil’ nugget.

Beauty:  Kris Versteeg

Ah, Monsieur Versteeg.  Je t’aime.  *fangirl* Anyway, there’s more to Versteeg than meets the eye.  He’s one of the characters that everyone wants in the locker room.  If you don’t believe me, look back to a post I did a few weeks ago on him and see some of his personality.  You’ll fall in love.  But watch out, he’s mine :)

The Wonder Twins:  Daniel and Henrik Sedin

During my sister’s freshman year of college (she went to Boston University, whaddup), she lived down the hall from two guys that we liked to call “The Wonder Twins”.  These kids had known each other since elementary school, and were now living together, and still do live together, in college.  They were attached at the hip and the closet (they frequented Ed Hardy……ew).  Same with the Sedins, except for the whole actually being twins thing.  They know what the other is doing at all times, and I’m still baffled that Vancouver somehow landed both of them.  Other possible nicknames:  TweedleDee and TweedleDum.

Santa and Buddy the Elf:  Brandon Dubinsky and Brian Boyle

Ever since NHL 24/7:  Flyers vs. Rangers, I’ve been obsessed with Brian Boyle.  I already had the obsession with Brandon Dubinsky.  When they showed the Rangers’ Christmas party, I fangirled my jersey off.  When Boyle shouted, “SANTA!  I KNOW HIM!” at Dubinsky, I fangirled my face off.  Yeah.  My whole face.

That’s all the nicknames for now, but I’m sure there’ll be a few more in the future.  Do you have any nicknames for your favorite players?  Let us know in the comments!

-M





#TwitterJustGotHotter

12 04 2012

Ladies.  LADIES.  Patrick Sharp has returned to Twitter.  I REPEAT:  HIS ROYAL SEXINESS PATRICK SHARP IS ON DA TWITTA.  Follow him @10PSharp.  Like now.  Okay good.

Drool.....

I mean, come on, look at that face.  How could you not want to follow that face?  Or that flow?!  He’s a quick tan away from being Henrik Lundqvist’s twin, and we all know how I feel about Hanky.  Maybe I need to move to Thunder Bay to find my future hockey hubby, since the Staal family lives there too.  Yep, it’s decided.  See ya, Chicago, I’m movin’ to Canadia!  (Yes, I meant to write Canadia)  Who’s with me?!

-M





Sweet Cherry Pie

4 04 2012

Last night at the Gahhhhden:

Pens + Bruins = death of L

Thanks to my AMAZINGLY AWESOME cousin, we had 2 tickets to the game. 5th row (maybe 6th row). And I got to witness my boys win 5-3. I’m now 2-0 when it comes to going to Pens games…..not that I’m saying I’m their good luck charm or anything….. ;)

Few things to recap

1. Tanger and Flower flirted with each other the entire night. Laughing like little girls and whispering things in each others ears while sitting on the bench. I’d like to think they were talking about me…but I’d be lying. It was probably along the lines of “Wanna braid each other’s hair later and watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s?!”

2. Sidney Crosby scored a goal (make that 2).

duuuuuhhh. when does that NOT happen?!

And instantly I get a text from S talking about how I’m no longer  a Crosby Goal Virgin …. nice S, real nice. (She’s so right though– I had never seen Crosby score in person. It was as glorious as I imagined it would be. Suck it, Crosby haters.)

3. James Neal + Andrew Ference = FIGHTTTTTT!

Once again, S sent me a text. “Did you just get pregnant? Because I think I did…” I basically had front row seats to one of the BEST things I’ve ever seen at ANY hockey game. James Neal. Fighting. Right in front of me. *swoon* And if I wasn’t busy drooling, I would have grabbed video. But I was trying to restrain myself from jumping over the glass and bashing Ference’s face in for picking on my boy.

The Real Deal.

The entire game James just got under every B’s players’ skin. You know how he’s the ” little brother we all love” to the Pens? Well, he’s the “little pain in the a$$ that we all hate” to the Bruins.

4. Joe Vitale took a puck to the face. And to make matters worse — it came from Zdeno Chara…which ends well for NO ONE. But, like the amazing man he is, Big Z was the first to the scene of the accident making sure Joey was alright.

5. Johnny Boychuk had a knee on knee collison with Arron Asham and went down faster than a sinking ship. He had to be carried off the ice by his players. Poor guy. But it leaves me with this question: “Does Asham have a knee made of steel?”

ouch.

Good luck, Johnny. Hope it’s nothing too serious. To make Bruins fans feel better — I hear he walked out of the arena without crutches last night. One can hope that’s a good sign.

Anyway, few other small things. I feel the need to defend the 2 people I heard getting bashed the most last night (besides Crosby).

6. Jordan Staal is hated in Boston. Or maybe it was just my section of people. Thankfully, S wasn’t around. If she was, the bail money she set aside for me would have been used on her instead. An old woman behind me said “Someone just needs to end him for the night.” UMM — HOW RUDE!

7. Also, no one likes Kris Letang either. Look, just because he’s an AWESOME actor and can fake an injury to get a penalty called — doesn’t mean he’s the worst player in the league. That only just means the Ref’s are suckers.

Welp, that’s my 2 minute break down of the madness that occurred last night. I can’t wait till next October until S & I are reunited in the ‘Burgh for a couple games.

*L





Baby, come back!

29 03 2012

In exactly 5 days, I’ll be at the TD Garden watching the Bruins play my beloved Penguins — all because I have an AWESOME cousin. Free. 5th Row. Bruins. Pens. How the heck could I possibly turn that down?!

I was super excited for this about a week ago. But then this happened…

Seriously?! The boy is injury prone this year.

Tuesday night won’t be ANY fun if my boy isn’t playing.

Dearest Kristopher, 

You have exactly 5 days to get you’re beautiful body back on that ice. Don’t make me have my dad drag you to Boston himself. I already have him on the lookout for you while he spends this week in Pittsburgh without me! 

Love,

Your Future Wife

He just can’t catch a break this season. I feel like I’ve executed at least 4 prayer circles — maybe more — over the past 70 somethin’ games. Enough is enough. It may be time to pull out the bubble wrap for realz.

Ok, I’m back. And I’m exaggerating. This game will probably be the best game I’ve ever been too — besides the game S & I went to last year in da ‘Burgh.

The game is being broadcasted on NBCSports on Tuesday night. My cousin will be there next to me with an “I’m With Stupid” sign pointed right at me. If you find us, let me know. We’ll be the girls trying to scale the glass.

*L





Beauty

19 03 2012

It’s time for when things get a little weird up in here.  And by weird, I mean great.  Why so great?  Because this is a tribute post to one of my have playas in the game.  Oh yes, ladies and…..well, fangirls.  I’m talking about the man, the myth, the beauty.  KRIS.  VERSTEEG.

He’s my favorite man-boy.  And I mean that in the greatest possible way.  Currently a top-line forward for the surprising Florida Panthers, he’s previously played for the Blackhawks, Flyers, and Maple Leafs.  He’s a stud muffin.  Frat star.  White rapper that rivals that Matty B kid.  Yes, he’s 7, but give Steeger credit, he has a different day job.  Plus, for some reason, he makes me fangirl like hhnnnnggggghhhhhhh :) And, for one thing, everyone fangirls over Captain Sexpanther and Lil’ Peekaboo, so it’s only right for me to pick a backup to my backup.

List of reasons why I love the Steeger.  Leggo:

1) His favorite word is beauty.

2) He’s in love with Fergie.

3) He raps like a white boy and I love it.

4) This video just warms my heart.

5) Old School. Sick. Mitts.

6) New School. Sick. Mitts.

I fangirl my face off for that man.  He’s wonderful in every dorky way :)

Tell us your favorite unconventional hotties in the NHL, and maybe we’ll feature them in a post on Hockey’s Finest!

-M





Skates & Plates 2012

25 02 2012

Sooooooo….

This happened the other night. One of my favorite events that the Penguins Organization puts on every season. Skates & Plates. Where the boys trade in their skates for a night and wine & dine their most loyal fans.

I’d like to think our invitations were lost in the mail…

JStaal. I don’t know where to begin. Either cut your hair or wear a hat. This awkward length is doing nothing for me. I would say what I think you look like but…that would put me in the dog house with my best friend. So instead, I’ll just say that you look like a little boy. (Cue angry text from S in 3…..2……1…..)

Nealer. Oh Nealer. I can’t wait to watch the next episode of NHL36. 36 hours of you is like 36 hours of heaven. I’m so love sick it’s pathetic.

Say CHEEESE!

How handsome are these boys in their tuxes?! I mean, really?! Could you all be anymore perfect? Red definitely works for all of you. I approve.

They could serve me wine all day long and I would be the happiest girl in the world.

Oh and this also happened. I’m not quite sure how to react…

Tanger with a ponytail…hmmm…

Beard…I can dig it. The ponytail…meh…I could do without.

Just let it flow, babe. Just let it flow.

*L

 





Happy Tuesday Night….

22 02 2012

Just a little something for you guys. Actually, more for me…but…whatever.

Tanger work out vids surface…again.

*L