Mike Grier announced today that his 14-year career in the NHL is over. Of course ESPN took this as an opportunity to remind you that U.S. black guys don't play hockey and that contrary to what you've been told, U.S. black dudes playing hockey is rare. Did you read that carefully. Black guys from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Boston, etc. don't play hockey. Don't make it to the NHL. JUMP!
The news sent shockwaves across frozen Canadian ponds last night. It was around 9:30 EST when Paulina Gretzky tweeted, "Hi everyone I'm back! But shhh don't tell my dad." That's right, Paulina's original Twitter account - @PaulinaGretzky - has been reactivated and is open for your eyes. Look, daddy can't, and shouldn't, kill a Twitter account. She's 22. This isn't 1970s Russia. BTW, how long until she's dating
@BizNasty2point0. +/- Christmas? Let's get rolling!
Alexander Ovechkin may not be doing much on the ice, but he's been doing plenty off it. The Washington Capitals forward unveiled his new girlfriend on Wednesday and... drumroll please... she's Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko! And just in case you thought otherwise, let us assure you -- not only do we have the rundown on Ovechkin and Kirilenko, we've also got a boomin' gallery of Ovi's new prize. Check it!
It must be tough to be Paulina Gretzky -- you're gorgeous, the daughter of Hollywood (and Canadian) royalty, and you're rich. Unfortunately, being Wayne Gretzky's daughter also has its drawbacks, too. Like when dad tells you to shut down your Twitter and Facebook accounts because weird dudes on the Internet are staring at your half-naked body. Yeah, that sucks. Fortunately for you weird dudes, we already collected a bunch of pics of Paulina's half-naked body. Sorry, Wayne!
Just happened to be in Chicago this weekend and decided to bust our NHL cherry with a stop at the Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets game. BONUS: just happened to be Halloween costume night. That meant lots of slutty women were just cruising the United Center in their Blackhawks Ice Girls costumes looking to jump some Tony Amonte costume bones. There was a Hooters waitress dude and we also spotted a dude dressed up as a blind ref - with a blind cane! JUMP!
If you like destruction, then we've got something for you! The Igloo, the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is being torn apart from the inside out. Although demolition didn't begin exactly when it should due to some local do-gooders, it's well underway now. Although we're sure there are a lot of memories in The Igloo for the people of Pittsburgh, it's still cool to watch shit get wrecked. We've got the photos. Check it!
Busted Coverage NHL correspondent Jessica Redfield (@JessicaRedfield) approached us this week about a piece welcoming you NBA rejects into her world of hockey. When told the post wouldn't run until Friday, she made sure to jab us with, "You better hope the lockout doesn't end before then." Pfft, this is David Stern we're talking about. Anyway, Jessica (pictured) is all about chatting about hockey with you turds. JUMP!
Where you at PETA? Huh, tough guys? You want a battle with athletes who drop ducks like Joe Namath dropping empties? We suggest you find some really tough guys because we'll have former NHLers Mike Ricci and Owen Nolan in our corner. Didn't think so. Anyway, these old teammates have been slaying wildlife this fall. Ducks, salmon, deer, largemouth bass & even a giant hog has been bagged. Good to see a thinning of those damn ducks. JUMP!
We know what baseball players' homes look like. We know what basketball players' homes look like. But where does a former NHL sniper from Russia reside? Pretty much exactly where you'd think -- in a penthouse condo in Miami that sits right on the beach. To hell with winter, hey? We take a look at Alexander Mogilny's Florida condo, which is on the block for a paltry sum of $6.8 million. Check it!
Via @MattBarnabyESPN this afternoon: "In other news only 57 Alomony payments left!! Its like getting kicked in the balls with a speed skate 60 times.
#pleasedonttryit." And then there was this classic around lunchtime: "I'm so mad I'm driving alone right now!! Just ate huge burrito from MOES , windows locked and no one to torture!! What a waste!" Two things we absolutely adore on Twitter: athletes talking alimony & shitting themselves. Great theater.
Would've never touched this one if it weren't for the fact that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kinda forced our hand with a variety of SFW, yet NSFW positions at Saturday's Winnipeg Jets game. Just drilling for oil. Hands on the rack. Gotta give it to the douchebag, he puts on one helluva show at a sporting event. Could've bored us with a bunch of nothing, yet puts his chick on his lap and makes her gasp. Must admit, very jealous of Biebs. JUMP!
With the NBA firmly locked out and irrelevant, it was hockey night for blogger dorks. Special attention was given to Boston-Carolina (4-1 Hurricanes) where the penalty box got a little crowded during the 3rd period when the Bruins took 10 penalties, including Shawn Thorton throwing objects onto the ice. What else is new this morning? How about a football team beating an opposing coach after a high school game in Georgia. Oh, & Ark. St. beat FIU, 34-16. Let's get rolling!
It came to our attention over the weekend that there has been an explosion of all things Ice Girls in the Kontinental Hockey League, better known as the NHL of Russia. According to observers on the ground, the KHL is patterning itself off the ice as the NHL and that means Ice Girls dancing on risers behind goalies. It also means between-period-skating sessions. Of course we're all for exporting Ice Girls around the world. Big difference with Russian Ice Girls? Lack of clothes. JUMP!
The Toronto Maple Leafs are giving those hockey-loving Torontans hope. They're off to a 2-0 start and they're proving to be a badass bunch, at least off the ice. Who knows whether their fast start means anything, but center Tyler Bozak and winger Mike Brown are at least cultivating a the bad MF'er persona off the ice. Bozak and Brown blasted some M16s in their free time. Should opponents see this as a message? You be the judge.