The Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin is about to join all-time greats like Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali... as a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C. He follows former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas in getting the wax treatment. Looking at Ovechkin's statue -- or at least the head -- is a lot like staring into the abyss. We're going to have nightmares for weeks!
For those of you sleeping and not realizing that the NHL season is just around the corner, time to wake up. NHL rookies are already scraping in preseason games, the Stanley Cup is done with its tours of Boston and the sport could see a huge spike in viewership thanks to the NBA lockout. BC hockey correspondent Jessica Redfield breaks down the Twitter accounts you must be following this NHL season. Freshen up, boys, you just might become a hockey fan this winter. JUMP!
You know how often we come across a hockey player unloading a house worthy of the BC Pad Purveyor series? Like, never. So imagine our surprise when the name Russ Courtnall reentered our lives via news that the former right winger was unloading an $8.5mm California home. Earlier this week, we told you about Adrian Beltre's over-the-top mansion with 15 bathrooms. In reality, the place sucked. Not Courtnall's. For less than half of Beltre's you can have this.
Jeremy Roenick has been going to war today with Philadelphia Flyers' fans over comments made on Jay Mohr's show, Master Debaters. Roenick said something about the fans being crazy sons of bitches and all hell broke loose. The NHL great has been busy defending his comments as Billy down by the Delaware River docks has been bashing him. Guess who BC's new NHL correspondent, Jessica Redfield, is supporting in this fight? JUMP!
Most of you never thought the day would come when a chick would actually want to write for BC. The day is here. Say hello to our new NHL correspondent, Jessica Redfield. She's 23, was born in Michigan, raised a Texan & is looking to leave her mark on the blogosphere. That doesn't mean you idiots need to harass, constantly ask her out on a date or remark that your hockey team needs a massage therapist. Tonight, a single Jessica tackles NHL hockey & how she likes her men.
We seem to think that ESPN badboy Matthew Barnaby had second thoughts after posting the following tweet back on August 30. "That is part of the lucky sperm club! I used to get a hose and spray myself!," Barnaby tweeted and included a photo of two children next to a pool. The post was deleted from his Twitter account, but as most of us know, those pesky Lockerz images still hold the tweet. Definition of lucky sperm club - JUMP!
And here we thought Milan Lucic and his girlfriend Brittany Carnegie were the picture perfect NHL couple who could drink & fight together without causing too much of a raucous. Lucic was 30th in the NHL last season with 121 PIMs. Early Tuesday morning he nearly added to that total after Boston cops were called to handle a drunken Lucic and a girlfriend who says the two had a fight but the Cup champion didn't hit her. JUMP!
RT News has been broadcasting news about a Russian plane crash, carrying a hockey team from the KHL, has claimed the life of 43. Several of those dead were NHL hockey players, including coach Brad McCrimmon and Pavol Demitra. NHL.com first reported on the crash around 11 a.m. EST. Meanwhile, ESPN has made exactly one mention of the crash - at 11:47 EST - and then went back to NFL, Texas A&M and Steven Strasburg. JUMP!
Some farmers obviously have too much time on their hands. Some are apparently huge NHL fans. What do you get when you put the two together? A corn maze honoring your favorite team. Just this week photos have surfaced of a Detroit Red Wings corn maze and one of Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas holding the Stanley Cup. They're oddly cool so we grabbed a gallery of the best sports-related corn mazes for you. JUMP!
Most of you have never heard of Brandon Prust because hockey remains a doormat sport for us American TV viewers. But in New York, where he plays for the Rangers, this guy made some waves in March when the tabloids went nuts over a possible Prust-Michelle Trachtenberg tryst. Word on the street was that Prust's girlfriend, Marie-Pier Morin, was devastated. False alarm. That's her rubbing B's leg - this summer. JUMP!
Artist David Arrigo may not have a bunch of paintings hanging in fancy galleries, but you've probably still seen his work. Arrigo has painted some of the coolest goalie masks in hockey. His works range from the odd -- Angry Birds -- to the traditional. The one thing they all have in common is they look awesome. Check the gallery. JUMP!
As we mentioned Monday, Bruins' teen Tyler Seguin had his time with Stanley Cup over the weekend & it seems that tailgater Alyonka Larionov forgot to mention that things got quite boozy. Now we find out, via Puck Daddy, that Segs had a stable of Ontario chicks to help him light up a Toronto club. Of course a photographer was there to document the occasion. Wait until Tyler shows these photos to his kids one day. JUMP!
They love their hockey in Winnipeg, so it's a good thing they finally have a team again. When a local tattoo artist offered to burn the Jets new logo on the first person that replied, he didn't have much trouble finding someone. Hell, she doesn't even like hockey. She just thinks it's swell being Canadian. Crazy Canuckers! JUMP!
Remember when you dreamed of owning a photo of a shirtless, nearly-naked Wayne Gretzky posing suggestively on the Edmonton Oilers' ice as a young lad, his milky complexion and creamy thighs beckoning you to him? Well dream no more! You can now own this sexually-stimulating piece of photography! JUMP!
Ok, so the football probably didn't hit her in the face. Noted. But it made for one helluva intro photo for this post. The other story about Hilary And Mike Comrie in Mexico yesterday has to be the swimsuit she had shredded by TSA before leaving Los Angeles. Look at that mess. Very unique, but confusing because her sister, Haylie, is also wearing a black suit. Black headband = Hilary. The chunky one his Haylie. Photos - JUMP!
JT over at 25Stanley.com (best French NHL blog on Internet) sent an email in English this afternoon to tip us off to Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and the beefer he's been partying with this summer. Her name is Catherine Laflamme and, according to JT, she had a minor run as a B-list reality starlet on Canadian TV. This summer, however, she's been vacationing with Letang & his cash. Not that we blame him. Look what's doing - JUMP!
We figured the Jonathan Toews chick, Gabrielle Velasquez, had her one-day Internet run yesterday and things in her life would go back to normal. Not so. Our inbox had more photos of Gabrielle waiting this morning. But there is a strange twist to who sent the pics last night. They came from an email account at Fletcher Jones Imports in Chicago. Yes, that's the car dealership where Ms. Velasquez works. Pics - JUMP!
Alexander Ovechkin continues to travel the world this summer as part of his off-season training regimen. He was in the U.S. Then Canada. Then Russia. Now comes news this weekend that he was hanging in the Russian state of Dagestan at some random soccer match that turned into a fashion show. Somehow Ovechkin ended up wearing a strange scarf and black coat. The locals thought it was a riot. We kinda smiled. JUMP!
Blackhawks' captain Jonathan Toews made a small Twitter ripple yesterday for his brief appearance on WGN's broadcast of the 'Stros-Cubs game for the CBS Big Brother material he brought to the game. Amazingly, the Internet has yet to crack the mystery of a name behind this Jersey Chaser. Make us proud and name her. We'll be forever grateful and will reward you accordingly. Facebook account for verification is a must. More pics - JUMP!