Happy Off Season, ladies!

6 06 2012

You’re dose of off-season yummy-ness.

Gabriel Landeskog & Victor Hedman. Swedish Gods.

Hey Victor, CATCH!

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd squat. Perfecting hockey butts for women everywhere.

thank god for the swedish

I honestly don’t know when this was taken– I’m assuming fairly recent. But whenever it was….they both look great. I’m expecting a text message from S in …ohhh, about 10 seconds….







The calm before the storm…

3 10 2011

Typical boys. Just when you need them, they disappear.

It works the same way with our hockey boys. Just when we want them…they give us nothing. It’s been so long since we have found a blog-worthy topic. S & I call it: The Calm Before the Storm. In just 3 short days, our favorite boys will be back. We’re getting so impatient.

Since there’s not much to update you on, we’d like to take the time to let you guys know how excited we are for our first regular season as bloggers. We hope to not disappoint you (with our busy schedules and all). Now, there’s only 2 of us here at Hockey’s Finest & 30 different teams to cover. If at anytime you find a “Hockey’s Finest” blog worthy topic that we missed, slap us up beside the head with it & tell us to post it. Really, we wont mind. Sometimes we get too wrapped up in actually watching these boys & their game to comment.

We’re going to do our best to share the love between teams this season, but as you can see from  our summer posts…it’s hard for us to veer away from our favorite boys.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy the 2011-2012 regular season just as much as we already know we will. Strap on your seatbelt ladies & gents. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

For your viewing pleasure…here are a few pictures we drooled over loved today…

This one almost killed S...(sorry chica)

Luckynumber87 has come up with the PERFECT caption for this picture. "Those. Thighs."

Happy 3 days, everyone! :)

A special treat for you.

22 05 2011

So, a few posts back S and I introduced our Hot List. Well…we decided that since posting pictures of every guy would be a lot, we’d just throw together a tiny video. You can probably start to expect these every once and a while.

For all you Sid the Kid, Steve Downie, Mr. Underwood, Ryan Kesler, Baby Seguin, E.Staal, Stamkos, Talbot, Nate Thompson, Shawn Thornton, and “Captain Serious” fans out there…I promise you’ll be happy (we found some great pictures). A few other’s that make the first cut: Mike Green, Victory Hedman, Joffrey Lupul, James Neal, and Nathan Horton.

This first “video” is just a picture slideshow. Not too much. Like I said, we threw it together (total time spent: 10 minutes). Once I finally get my video software working right, I promise…these videos will be epic. But for now, you’ll have to make due with this…

These boys are so addicting. I just can’t get over it.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

13 05 2011

So one night my ‘Hockey Buddy’ and I decided to go watch the Big Bad Bruins game at a local bar. Just like *every* other time we get together (which isn’t much because like I said, he isn’t as loyal as Sarah’s), we began arguing about my “love” for other teams. I had to explain to him that my ‘loyalty’ (I use that term loosely only because I do love 2 teams — not exactly the definition of loyal) lies with the B’s & Pens but that I can’t deny the other beautiful men around the NHL. So when I say I like the Blackhawks, what I really mean is that Toews is sexy. And when I say I hate the Caps, I really mean Ovechkin is ugly as sin and I wouldn’t touch him even if he offered me Carrie Underwood’s engagement ring and no pre-nup.

Once he finally understood my reasoning he grabbed a bar napkin & pen, making me write down every single guy on my ‘sexy’ and ‘not sexy’ list. Needless to say, once I finished, he was impressed and no longer questions my “love” for other teams.

While I’d love to share my ‘sexy’ and ‘not sexy’ list, I don’t think I have the patience to type it all up. After adding Sarah’s picks to mine, our list is now 30+ sexy/not-so-sexy hockey players deep. Even if I did type it all out, I’m not so sure you’d read it all. So we’ve taken the time to shorten our list for you. We apologize in advance for any hurt feelings from our picks…it’s all in good fun.

Since we can’t agree on one solid Top 5 list, you get 2!

Sarah’s Fine Five:

1) J.Staal

That's right guys...I made the 'list'

2) R.Nash

Hey guys! Look! I made it!

3) S.Crosby

Wahoo! They like me!

4) N.Thompson

*sigh* I knew I'd make it...

5) V.Hedman

Close call, but I made it!

Laura’s Fine Five:

1) K.Letang

And that's how it's done.

2) M.Fisher (if I have to dye my hair blonde, break my legs to make myself taller, and have a record deal just to land a guy like him…it just might be worth it.)

Carrie: Good job, babe. You made it. Now give me a kiss and go make your speech!

3) J.Neal

Congrats man!! We knew you'd make it!

4) S.Crosby (so I guess we agree on one.)

2 for 2....that's how it's done boys.

5) M.Talbot

Thank you! I never doubted myself for a second...

And now for the Grand Finale (and my personal favorite)…

The “Ah! He’s making my eyes burn” list:

1) A.Ovechkin

Dammit Sid. You beat me again!

2) Z.Chara


Short and sweet, I know. But what can we say? We just love hockey boys….with the exception of a few.

So tell us, because we’d really love to know…who makes your lists?!

Welcome to our blog, Hockey’s Finest!

12 05 2011

After countless nights of making each other cry with laughter, we decided that maybe it was time to share our thoughts with you fine hockey-loving people. Apologies for our silly, and sometimes girly, posts in advance. But we certainly vow to never be boring.


Our names are Laura (me) and Sarah (beware of her insane opinions in bold)…well, not really…but we’re going to let you think they are.  We’re just your average girls who love the sport and the fine-fine (hence the name) men who play it.

We’re a little late here in the season, but we’ll start during Game 1 of Round 3. I should mention that we have a little bit of an internal feud going on here at Hockey’s Finest. We like to call it the Battle of Our Hometown Teams. The Big Bad Bruins take on The Bolts for what promises to be an intense and interesting Eastern Conference Final. Both teams are going in cold after having a week off.

The Lightning/Bruin Guardian Smashup

Who's going to the finals?

Laura’s Prediction: Bruins in 7
I will admit, Tampa has an advantage with their speed and PP being so awesome. I mean, come on, if the Penguins PP had been working in the first round (scratch that–if it had been working ALL SEASON) would Tampa even be in the third round? …I don’t think so.  Thankfully, the Bruins have something Tampa doesn’t. Two words: Tim Thomas (cue the Hallelujah chorus), Vezina Nominee and this season’s best goalie of the league. He is on fire!! And if Thomas’ stats don’t scare you, then The Human Tree will. Just one slap shot from him can make you want to curl up in the fetal position. 105.9 mph?! My car can’t even go that fast without wanting to break.

I will break you....

I can’t speak for Tampa, but I know that the city of Boston is restless. You can hear the enthusiasm in people’s voices as they talk about the Bruins, we’re ready for Game 1. Mr. Stamkos, hide your pretty face…the Big Bad Bruins are comin’ for ya. Bring it Tampa!

Sarah’s Prediction: Lightning in 6
In my best effort to stop this post from being a Bruin’s Free Love Orgy, I think the (mostly silent) partner in crime needs to say her peace.
Hockey is finally being mentioned in the state of Florida, can we get an AMEN!? Yes the Bruins have Tim Thomas…Yada Yada. But down in Tampa, the lightning are packing more than just the “pesky trio”. They also have my favorite trio, Nate Thompson, Steve Downie, and Victor Hedman. There are so many “blue collar” grinders on this team it’s hard not to want to give them a big BEAR (pun intended) hug after a hard fought win. They may have an old goalie, but he is HOT HOT HOT right now along with Sean Bergenheim who has turned into a Flying Fin since the start of playoffs. These boys are hungry and desperate to make a statement about their team. And don’t forget the Bolts have a secret weapon…Coach McSteamy AKA Guy Boucher.

Sarah's "Blue Collar Grinders"

So Boston, when it’s time to pack your speedos and sunblock to head down to our little Hockey Paradise, don’t forget there will be a massive blue wave and deadly lightning strikes waiting for you. BRING IT!