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.
She's back from a weekend in Vegas where she partied well into the morning, returned to Denver with broken toes and her Sin City virginity left behind. BC Pucktress, Jessica Redfield, filed her Stanley Cup predictions yesterday before the first puck dropped but we were at a Detroit airport bar watching Tigers-Yankees Game 5 and totally forgot to hit publish. See how Jessica came up with Islanders-Canucks for the Cup. JUMP!
Busted Coverage Pucktress @JessicaRedfield used her eagle eyes to screencap these Rocky Mountains during last night's Canucks-Penguins 2011 opener. What do we know about that rack? Not much, we're sitting in the Charlotte airport and about to jump on a plane to Knoxville for Tennessee vs. Georgia. By the time this puddle jumper touches down we expect a Facebook, Twitter, home address for the Peaks. GO! firstname.lastname@example.org
BizNasty is quickly becoming a Twitter legend, which is fairly odd for an NHL player who rarely gets on the ice. That's because Phoenix Coyotes' winger Paul Bissonnette documents his exploits with women, stupidity... whatever, fairly regularly and without shame. In other words, he's our kind of guy. If he wasn't playing in the NHL there would be a position for him on this staff. Take a look at the adventures of BizNasty right here. Check it!
Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand has a tattoo on the side of his torso that says Stanley Cup Champions. At least, it does now. When Marchand got the tattoo after the Bruins won the Cup, it said Stanley Cup Champians. So much for the American education system. Remember how drunk Marchand was for seven straight days? He's just waking up. Here's the story of Marchand's misspelled tattoo and some photos of him showing it off. Check it!
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!
It's unclear where Evgeni Malkin got his keyhole forearm bra t-shirt but it was kinda creepy and is probably from some famous Russian designer. Kudos to 25 Stanley for the grab even though we're not told where it comes from. Maybe one of our Russian readers can fill us in. As many of you know, there are two things Busted Coverage enjoys in sports: keyhole peeper shirts and NHLers wearing them. It's Friday, let's get to the finish line!
Yesterday we gave you the first batch of Hilary Duff - Mike Comrie vacation paparazzi shots from Capri, Italy. That wimpy gallery had 8 photos. Now comes the motherlode where we get the Penguins' Comrie doing some soft-core directing of Duff bikini action. And as a bonus you aren't subjected to Comrie's hairy, ghost-like nipples. This is like the perfect gallery. Comrie being a boss and we get to stare at his wife splashing in the water. Win-win. JUMP!
Boys, step forward (even if you are work) and admire this rare look at Hilary Duff in a bikini while on vacation today in Capri, Italy with husband Mike Comrie. How rare? Um, you might get one peek per year. And as a bonus, Duff is now sportin' some new abs and a bikini that could move her up at least 2-3 slots in our U.S. WAG rankings. As an added bonus, you get the Penguins' Comrie snapping shots of his wife. Comrie Twitpics? Stay tuned. Gallery - JUMP!
By now everyone has seen the Boston Bruins' bar tab from their Stanley Cup victory party at Foxwoods. It included the $100,000 bottle of MIDAS Ace of Spade champagne along with more than $8000 worth of less pricey Armand de Brignac Ace varieties and various other drinks. All told, it came to more than $156,000. Well, someone noticed one of the partyers ordered an Amstel Light and Amstel made it their mission to unearth the drinker of the lone Amstel Light. Here she is - Amstel Light girl!
And the Bruins party photos keep rolling in. At this point we figured the phenomenon of Zdeno Chara in an Ed Hardy shirt would have run its course. Nope. Plus, who can resist Brad Marchand ass-grabbing a chick while dancing on the Foxwoods' bar? Here are 15 photos and all of them tell a story of how the Stanley Cup can transform an entire hockey team into social icons. More Tyler Seguin. Bearded tat dudes. Sparklers. Boobs. It's all here - JUMP!
Another day, another bar Bruins' teen Tyler Seguin is destroying with his wingman Brad Marchand. Let us repeat, Seguin is 19! He now owns a Stanley Cup victory and is destroying the women of the Northeast with a trail of shirtless photos that are the hottest thing on the Internet this week. Today we find Segs and Marchand getting nuts at an undisclosed bar. We know these are new shots because Segs and March have matching tats and belts. BROS! JUMP!
Do we even remotely care that Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin is 19, a Stanley Cup champion and getting blotto at a Foxwoods bar? Are you kidding? Can't take a legal-aged drinker from Canada and expect him to then wait until he's 21 to drink in the U.S. Not even remotely possible. Now that's out of the way, let's get down to business. Ladies and OutSports.com readers, you ready for Tyler Seguin just millimeters away from giving you a heart attack? JUMP!
Stop for a second and think about this: there are only 6 MIDAS Ace of Spade bottles in the world. 6! And one of those bottles was purchased for the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup blowout Saturday night at Foxwoods Casino. Photos are flying across the Internet over this once-in-a-lifetime party with a bottle twice the size Mark Cuban bought for the Mavericks party. Oh, and before we forget, you have to see Zdeno Chara's Ed Hardy party shirt. MONEY! PHOTOS - JUMP!
Pffft, were you expecting a chick laying on her back after getting blasted by a police shield during a riot to not have a Facebook page or not like Dire Straits? Officially say hello to Alex (Alexandra on her Facebook account) Thomas, a British Columbia native who is now being hailed around the world for her moment of innocence and drama. We sent out the I-Team to get more intel on this Thomas chick and see what have had her in the middle of a riot. JUMP!
The photos of Stanley Cup enjoying his time in Boston keep rolling in and, so far, the highlight of his visit has to be Andrew Ference and Zdeno Chara taking the trophy for a stroll in a baby carriage. Twitter dorks went nuts yesterday as Ference, wearing those sweet red pull-on shoes pushed the cart with 6-foot-9 Chara in tow, just taking their time cruising through the city. Something tells us the photos of Stanley being turned into a beer growler are 12 hours away. Tonight in Boston should be insane. More of Stanley hanging in Boston - JUMP!