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.
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! email@example.com
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!