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Vicky is late again with…..
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So let’s get right to it!

This week’s SS comes to us as a request from reader Elizabeth Stephens.  Yes, we do take requests, and I know others of you have made them too.  I keep them all on a list, and provided they pass muster with us, we will definitely get to them.  Elizabeth is up first, with her request for…

VALTTERI FILPPULA

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Stats

Vitals: Born March 20th, 1984 (just had a birthday!), Vantaa, Finland. 6’0″, 193 lbs.  Single, but has a girlfriend.

Nickname(s): Flip, Fil, Val.

Current team: Detroit Red Wings. Center/Left wing. Shoots left.

Fancy awards: Olympic games Bronze medal for Finland (2010), Stanley Cup (2008 Red Wings).

Cool trivia: Has an older brother Ilari, who plays professional hockey in Finland (and is also hot!!). Likes to play tennis and golf.

Let’s get to the sexy.  What do you think we should start with, Val?

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I didn’t mean to make you think too hard.  How ’bout we just start with….

RED WINGS

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Awwwww.

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His day with THE CUP. Anyone else besides me staring at the blue strip of underwear? Yeah, I thought so.

Now that I’ve got you warmed up, let’s jump in the deep end.

SPORTY SPICE

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Val, love the Karate Kid pose, and it makes those gorgeous biceps stand out, but could you show a little more skin?

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That’s perfect, thanks.

Val blue muscle shirt

God Bless you, Nike. For making these pictures.

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Looks good in blue.

THE EYES HAVE IT

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Val eyes

SUITS YOU SIR

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Track

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Biz-ness.

GOLF SHIRT SHOTS

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And then I said, “Tiger, you can have all my rejects.”

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Oh, hai!

WORK OUT

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HOCKEY THIGHS!!

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DITTO!!

YOUNG VAL

Young Val

I know, not much difference except a couple of pounds! lol!

 

 

This is just a random shot I had to throw in for two reasons: 1) That sweater LOVES his muscles.  2) Karlsson looks like Vanilla Ice as a child molester.

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Don’t believe me?  Here.  Try this one.

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Exactly.

But who cares, all we are looking at is the orange sweater anyway.  And the only person we are interested in seeing with Filppula is….

ONE DEGREE OF HENRIK LUNDQVIST

Henrik Lundqvist, Valtteri Filppula

He comes perilously close to slicing my goalie with a skate, but since I’m pretty sure Henrik’s stick is stuck up somewhere uncomfortable (seriously, I don’t see anything but the blade) I’ll let it slide.

Snuck Hank in there early, cause he seemed to fit, but I do have some videos to end on.

This one is seriously cool.  It’s a Nike ad (God Bless you again, Nike), and I can’t stop watching it.

Remember the brother I mentioned? Here is a cute interview with Ilari and Val.  Watch until the end, you get to find out what kind of fish Val would be.

And last, and sort of least, is a Red Wings video about Groundhog’s Day, and Motor City Fil. Let’s just say Val will never be an actor.

That wraps up another one, peeps! Hope you enjoyed it. Especially you, Elizabeth!

See ya next time…..

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Sorry for the lack in posts on this our most popular subject! I (Nikki) went back to work last month and Vicky has had to join me in the store on Saturdays recently. Damn Swedes and their furniture. So I know Vicky always rags on me for picking and Ranger or Lightning but today I give you from the Chicago Blackhawks…..

Patrick Sharp

Vitals:

Born 12/27/1981;Winnipeg, Mannitoba 6’1″ 197lbs Married to Abby Sharp with 1 daughter.

Current Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Cool Trivia:

In 2009 he was named one of Chicago’s sexiest men by Victoria’s Secret. Won the Stanley Cup in 2010 against his former team the Philadelphia Flyers. In 2011 he was awarder in MVP award of the All Star Game. Also in 2011 Chicago Magazine named him one of the cities most attractive residents.

On the ice:

Can we celebrate together?

Make some room on that bench for us,

Team Canada:

Casual:

With Lord Stanley’s Cup:

Pure Happiness

Heeelllllloooo

I love me a man with a beard.

One Degree:

Henrik Lundqvist

And introducing One Degree of Brad Richards

Hope you all enjoyed this weeks edition of Sexy Saturday. I hope we get better at this year but if this blog functions like this NY Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning or the San Jose Sharks have so far this season I wouldn’t expect it.

Evening, everyone!

Normally this day is reserved for Sexy Saturday.  But today is the birthday of the ORIGINAL Sexy Saturday…..

HENRIK LUNDQVIST 

So I thought the deviation is acceptable. Let’s get to it!

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We got you a card….

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And a cake….

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ok, we didn’t make this, but some person on the internet did, and whomever you are, we admire your mad skillz! I picked this one because of the awesome rendering of the nets. Must be a goalie mom/dad.

Apparently the folks back home Sweden got you a cake too:

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I don’t know what a MO-Call is, but if it is anything like a booty call, I’m all for it.

So Happy 31st to you, Hankie!  Remember when you were a little tyke, skating in kindergarten? No? Let us help you out. Seems like only yesterday…..

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Insert a great big, “Awwwww!” here.

And now, you’ve grown into this:

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*sigh* Good job.

Let’s not forget your twin brother Joel too.

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Happy Birthday, Joel!
(source: @HLundqvist30 on Twitter)

How about if you play guitar, I’ll sing you Happy Birthday?

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(source: henriklundqvisthockey.blogspot.com)

Hmmm, not bad.  But let’s just listen to you play Sweet Child of Mine (how appropo) instead:

 

And now we come to the part I like to call, “God Bless Your Parents,” or “Thanks for swimming in the gene pool.”:

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I know, I know.  Gorgeous, but too many clothes, right? Well, here.

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Did I kill you? Are you still conscious?  Well, if you are still functioning, I have a video for you I’ve been saving since December:

The first 23 seconds……we love you, Mr. Porter, whomever you are.  You have now provided me with the screencap that has become the wallpaper on my phone.  You are also responsible for the drool cup I now have to keep by my computer whenever I watch that video.

Okay, I could do this all night, but I guess it’s probably time to wrap this up.  To close, we’d like to say to Henrik……

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So cool, you even Out-James-Bond the actual James Bond.

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It’s Lundqvist…….Henrik Lundqvist.

Night, everyone.

 

Hey Everyone!!  I’m baaaaaack……

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Whew! It’s been a while.  Stupid lockout.  Then just when we get hockey back — BOOM! My laptop dies.  Much crying and hand-wringing ensued.  I’ve got a MacbookPro, and those damn things ain’t cheap. Do I get the old one fixed? (logicboard died while trying to update from Leopard up two OS animals). Do I get a new one?  And who do I have to kill to get the money for a new one?  At any rate, this process took a while, but I’m back up and running.  In the interim, my awesome blog partner Nikki stepped in and did a great job.  She did such a great job, she’s gonna start sharing the S.S. load with me and doing some of the posts (she doesn’t know this yet. I expect my phone to blow up with text messages any moment now).  Her fault, she shouldn’t have done so well…..

So, how is everyone?  Getting back into the hockey swing?  This short season promises to be a crazy one.  I know the choice for the first Sexy Saturday this season was controversial, but blame me.  I wanted to give some props to the guy who GOT us a season, and hey, that’s sexy.

In that spirit of diversification, I’ve picked someone who is not a Ranger or Shark or Lightning.  But he’s still a goalie, so I can’t seem to break all my tendencies.  Not everyone loves his personality, and apparently he’s been overpaid and injured for most of his career, but if you’re sexy, you make it to the 5-Hole.  (Ahem.  Behave.)  And he is.  I bring you…

RICK DIPIETRO

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Stats

Vitals: Born September 19, 1981, Winthrop, MA, USA. 6’1″, 190 lbs.  Wife Cassandra Fontana.

Nickname(s): Rickety DiPietro, Dee, DiPi, Ricky Deep, Rico, DP (which is horrible, I have to say)

Current team: New York Islanders. Goaltender. Catches right. 1st overall NHL draft 2000.

Fancy awards: Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2000).  Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2000). Named Best Goaltender at WJC-A (2000). World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (WJC-A) All-Star Team (2000). World Cup of Hockey (2004).  IIHF World Championships (2005).  XX Olympic Winter Games (2006),  Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008).

Cool trivia: He loves to cook, and when not watching hockey, he’s watching the Food Network.

NEW YORK ISLANDER:

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Action shot.

RickDiPietro-1600X1200 Recalling his father’s 1969 Army service as a combat assault pilot in Vietnam, DiPietro took note that the Islanders’ home ice is called the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and had his mask designed in a patriotic pastiche that included the Huey helicopter that his father flew on missions to honor veterans.  Very cool!

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I love goalies.

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Looks good in orange.

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What was that about the length of my stick?

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How you doin’?

TEAM USA:

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This makes me want to pledge allegiance.

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CASUAL:

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Lucky fan!

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Suits you, sir.

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Chiseled profile.

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Rick is an animal lover, and he and his wife donate a lot of time to helping pet organizations.  Aww!

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Despite the hair (there is an unfortunate “Jesus look” going on this season) this picture melts my heart.

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King Rico?

 

Now I love me a goalie who isn’t afraid to mix it up, but can’t get too excited over this fight with Brent Johnson, because Rick fractured his face, particularly around his right eye.  This is why I shout, “Not the face!!” whenever any of our S.S. alum get in altercations.  Must protect the pretty!  Still, a goalie-on-goalie fight? Too awesome not to post.

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VIDEO:

If you can speak German, this is even more enjoyable.  If not, you can hear his English under the translator.  The “unfortunate Jesus look” hasn’t gotten out of hand yet, and he looks very Euro-model-esque and hot!  This interview is from when he played for SC Riessersee during the lockout.

 

Finally, for One-Degree-of-Henrik-Lundqvist:

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It is super-tiny, but we see Rick and Henrik shaking hands after the USA vs. Sweden game in the 2006 Olympics.  Man, goalie-to-goalie pics are hard to find! But this just illustrates how EVERYTHING relates back to King Hank….

 

There you go, hope you enjoyed this week’s selection.  Leave a comment if you did (or didn’t, I can take it).  I’m off to Nikki’s to watch the Lightning play the Rangers, and if we survive, we’ll see you next week.

Cheers!

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So the earlier posted SS was for last week, Now we are all caught up and trying to stay on schedule. I had a hard time choosing today’s Sexy Saturday, it is almost always a Ranger or a Lightning player but can I help it that they are all so dang attractive and talented? I promise we will diversify this season let us just be biased for a bit!

So without further ado

RYAN MALONE

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STATS:

Vitals: Born December 1, 1979 Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 6’4″ 194 lbs

Nickname(s): Bugsy

Current Team: Tampa Bay Lightning. Left Wing. Shoots Left.

Cool Trivia: Son of former Pittsburgh Penguin Greg Malone. Ryan is the only Pittsburgh native to play for the team and are only the second father/son duo to score hat tricks for the same team. Ryan scored his second hat trick in the first minute of every period during a game against the Islanders in 2007. Ryan also is not a weak guy he has broken a nose while checked, taken a slap shot to the face, all in the same game and stayed on the ice.

That’s my kinda guy!

Penguin Malone:

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Told you he was tough!

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Look at his vertical!

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He makes Malkin look good!

Lightning Malone:

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Much better!

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What a comedian! Hope the puck went in first!

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Lucky kids.

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Double Whammy!

Team USA Malone:

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Casual Malone:

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helllloooo

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I do love a man in a suit!

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What a great smile!

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The tattoos get me everytime!

One Degree of Henrik Lundqvist:

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Can we trade places please?

**I tried my best to do this a good as Vicky! She will be back in action soon!!

I know I said Sexy Saturday was retired for the off-season, but just as this player was exceptional, I had to make an exception. It won’t be a full-on Sexy Saturday, but a tribute — vickyandnikki5hole style. So without further ado……

Tack för de minnen, Nicklas. (Thank you for the memories, Nicklas.)

Poster designed by @JHowardDesign

In case you’ve been under a rock and haven’t heard, the best European-born player in NHL history, and arguably the best defenseman, has decided to retire. Nicklas Lidstrom — who played his entire 20-year career with the Detroit Red Wings — announced Thursday that he is hanging up his skates. He says he no longer has the drive and energy to train in the off-season the way he thinks he should. I’m sure Detroit fans would rather have a Lidstrom who is at 85% than no Lidstrom at all. I personally thought he would hang on for one more year to play in the Winter Classic in Detroit in January. That would have been possibly the one thing he hasn’t done in his career, although he can come back and play in the Alumni Game. But some have speculated that since his second son will join his eldest in Sweden, playing hockey there, and his family would be in Sweden, that he didn’t want to be separated from them. If that is the case, that makes Lidstrom even more of an amazing person than I already thought he was.

But you didn’t come to this hockey blog to read about game or player analysis. There are far better ones out there for that. No, you people come here for the pretty, the stats, the videos. And I am more than happy to comply. So to send off an amazing player to the ether, and whom I’m sure we’ll see in the Hall of Fame and number-retiring ceremonies, I give you a little Sexy Saturday…..

NICKLAS LIDSTRÖM

Stats

Vitals: Born April 28, 1970, Västerås (though Avesta is also listed), Sweden. 6’1″, 190 lbs. Wife Annika, sons Kevin, Adam, Samuel, and Lucas.

Nickname(s): The Perfect Human, St. Nick.

Current team: Detroit Red Wings. Defense. Shoots left. Captain.

Fancy awards: You ready? There’s a ton (straight outta Wiki).

  • World Championship gold medal winner (Sweden, 1991).
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1992).
  • 4-time Stanley Cup winner (1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008).
  • 12-time NHL All-Star (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009*, 2011).
  • 10-time NHL First All-Star Team member (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011).
  • 2-time NHL Second All-Star Team member (2009 and 2010).
  • 7-time Norris Trophy winner (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011).
  • Conn Smythe Trophy winner (2002).
  • Olympic gold medal winner (Sweden, 2006); Lidström became a member of the Triple Gold Club with this win.
  • Olympic All-Star Team (2006).
  • 2-time Viking Award winner (2000 and 2006).

*did not attend

Records

All records are as of the end of the 2011–12 regular season unless otherwise noted.

NHL

  • First European-born and trained Norris Trophy winner (2000–01).
  • First European-born and trained Conn Smythe Trophy winner (2001–02).
  • Fourth defenseman (and first European-born and trained defenseman) in NHL to win James Norris Memorial Trophy three years running (2001–2003, 2006–2008), and third seven-time Norris Trophy winner.
  • First European-born and trained captain of a Stanley Cup-winning team (2008).
  • First European-born and trained defenceman to reach 1,000 points.
  • Sixth defenceman (and 28th player overall) to reach 855 career assists.
  • Most regular season games played by a player born in Europe, any position (1564).
  • Most regular season games played by a player in a career spent with only one team (1564).
  • Most regular season wins played in (900).
  • Active leader in games played any position (1564).
  • Oldest player ever to record his first hat trick (40 years old)
  • Oldest defenceman ever to record a hat trick (40 years old)
  • Oldest Norris Trophy winner (41 years, 57 days) (2010–2011)

Detroit Red Wings

  • Points by a defenceman, season (2005–06, 80).
  • Postseason goals by a defenceman, career (54).
  • Postseason points by a defenceman, career (183).
  • Postseason assists, career (129).
  • Postseason games played, career (258).
  • Games played by a defenceman, career (1564).
  • Goals, assists, and points by a defenceman, career (264, 878, and 1142).
  • Goals in a single postseason by a defenceman (1998, 6).
  • Best postseason plus/minus, career (+61).
  • Best regular season plus/minus, career (+450).

Cool trivia: He returns to his hometown in the offseason and owns his own sports bar in Vasteras called, ‘Bars and Stars’.

PHOTOS:

I will buy whatever this magazine is selling.

Calvins!

*guh*

Perfekt family is perfekt.

There IS something in the water there….

Baby Nicks!

VIDEOS:

Everything you need to know about Nick, on NHL36:

Part 1

Part 2

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Here is FS Sports “Mr. Perfect.” (very funny)

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That’s only a small sample of Mr. Perfect, but his huge presence in the game will be missed for decades to come. Good bye, Nick, and Good luck. Thanks from a grateful Hockey Nation.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s……….

Keeping with our superhero theme, this week I chose someone who has been likened to Captain America.  As well he should be.  He is one of three American-born captains in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  (Are you paying attention, Canada?)  He is a New Yorker.  He wears red, white, and blue.  His heroics have saved his team (Avengers? Rangers?) too many times to count.  And I imagine he’d look really hot in blue spandex.

This week’s Sexy Saturday is…..

RYAN CALLAHAN
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Vitals: Born March 21, 1985, Rochester, NY, USA. 5’11″, 185 lbs.  Wife Kyla Callahan.

Nickname(s): Captain Cally. Ryan “The Right Way” Callahan (according to Dan Girardi).

Current team: New York Rangers. Forward. Shoots right. Captain.

Fancy awards: 2006 Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy (OHL).  2007 All-Rookie Team (OHL).  2009, 2010, 2012 awarded the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. 2010 Olympic Silver Medal (USA).

Cool trivia: His first NHL goals were a pair he scored on St. Patrick’s Day, in Boston.  What a good Irish lad!  Is actually half Irish, his mother is Italian. Is the 5th-youngest team captain in Ranger history.  Favorite player growing up was Brendan “Shana-banned” Shanahan.  Loves him some chicken parmesan (you’ll see this in the videos) for his game day meal.  Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers.  Likes to play golf.  Is a country music fan, though has admitted to having a Mylie Cyrus song on his iPod.

Really, Cally?  Mylie Cyrus? C’mon, do you really like her music?

(courtesy: HenrikSaves)

Whew, ok.  You had me worried there for a minute.  Just give us a smile, we can forgive and forget, and get on with this show.

Awww!  Cally, you can play anything you want.  You’re as cute as some chicken parm!

 

 

CAPTAIN RANGER:

Tres cool.

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Those Emo kids got nothing on me.  Look at my perfect pouty lips, and pensive gaze…..*sigh*
(Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

I saw what you did there. In two seconds, I’m gonna come over and kick your ass. And not even mess up my gorgeous face.

 

SHOWING A LITTLE SKIN:

HOCKEY THIGHS!!!!!
Golfing with best buddy Danny G.

Soccer before game. Pointing your toes always helps your game, and shows your calves off. Prusty is shocked.

More hockey thighs!! Cally and Stepan getting ready before the winter classic. Cally even showing a little bicep there under the gray shirt. So modest.
(Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

 

HBO’s 24/7:

You’ve got to watch the real thing — all four episodes. As I’ve stated earlier, it is hockey crack.  Even the earlier series with the Pens and Caps is awesome.  But if you can’t see it in its entirety, you can see a segment from Brad Richard’s “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party” (which Cally wins) in Brian Boyle’s Sexy Saturday post.  Go ahead, click over there and watch it.  I’ll wait.

Ok, now that you’ve seen that, here are some screen caps from the rest of the Rangers series:

*guh*

Cally looking for a cab to commute to The Garden. Don’t worry, sweetie, I’ll pick you up. Especially in that sweater.

Cally and Prusty skating in Central Park with the WAGS. Gotta love NYR fashion — rawr.

Um, HI. See, I TOLD YOU YOU NEED TO WATCH 24/7! Would I ever steer you wrong? Here a team trainer (who is clearly on our side) wants Cally to strip down so he can ice his shoulder. Yes, please.

Now he’s iced up and eating his chicken parm. With peek-a-boo pects. Delish.

 

Winter Classic:

Don’t call it a toque. I’m AMERICAN.

I told you they were the sexiest team in hockey. Maybe after 20 million photos, you will believe me.

 

OLYMPIAN:

I pledge the allegiance to YOU.

I love how he’s squat stretching on the words “plus brillants exploits.”

 

LITTLE CALLY:

AWWW. Look out, Hankie!

Already sporting the red, white and blue, Cpt. America!

 

VIDEO:

First up we have an older video from MSG called “Player Profile.”  You’ll see Cally wearing #43, and #24 as an Alternate Captain.  They boldly predict that one day he will wear the “C.” Heh heh.  Still, a really nice profile on his playing and career, and accolades from a lot of different people.  About 20 min long:

 

Next up, Hankie, Prusty, and Richie show him some love on an NBC break:

 

Finally is the AWESOME series MSG network did called “Beginnings.” Boyle, Staal, Stepan, and Callahan all got one. I linked Boyle’s on his Sexy Saturday profile.  Now it’s Cally’s turn.  This series is great because you get to meet the fam, see the home town, the schools, the coaches, the girlfriends/friends, as well as the beginning of their hockey career.  It is also about 20 min long.  Can’t tell you how much I love these shows.

 

Okay, finally it’s time again for One-Degree-of-Henrik-Lundqvist.

So. Much. Pretteh.

 

Cally has been called the heart of the team.  Hankie has been called the backbone.  One fires emotion, one gives strength.  Together they show their boys that you need both to win. They admire and respect each other, and in turn are admired and respected.  Each is different, but like a right and left hand, they work in conjunction to accomplish the goal.  I don’t know who made this sign, but it is a brilliant illustration of this concept.

 

Exactly.

 

 

On that note, kids, time to say good-bye for another week.  Cally hoped you enjoyed it.  Now, go have some chicken parm.  Captain America will keep the world safe while you do.

It’s game 7 day here, time for….

This week it’s Nikki’s choice, and as discussed last week, it’s another Ranger. We’re doing Rangers from here on in, folks. Sit back and enjoy the Sexy ride.  And who is the driver this week?  Well, he’s sexy, of course, and he’s funny, Twitter savvy, a scrapper, and everyone’s best friend.  If I told you he has the second-best scruff next to The King, does that give it away? Yes, you guessed it, here is….

BRANDON PRUST

Stats

Vitals: Born March 16, 1984, London, ON, CAN. 6’0″, 192 lbs.  Girlfriend Maripier Morin.

Nickname(s): Prusty. In Prust We Trust.

Current team: New York Rangers. Left Wing (Forward). Shoots Left.

Fancy awards: During his junior career, he won an OHL and Memorial Cup Championship. April 7, 2011, was awarded the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award.

Cool trivia: Has an uncle who was a Broadway actor, and he also enjoys going to Broadway shows in his spare time. Other interests include golf and watching baseball.  Likes to follow Dennis Leary on Twiiter. Loves to play Angry Birds on his iPad. Once gave his dad a John Deer riding mower for a Father’s Day gift. Had his jaw broken in 2008-2009 season after being elbowed by Cam Janssen. Favorite movies are Major League and Anchorman. A bit of a Fashionista, gives a lot of clothing advice to his team mates.

Brandon, what do you say you put on some of those fancy clothes, so we can get started?

Well, on second thought, you can just hang out naked.  We won’t mind.

But first, tell me what you think of my eyes.

Aww. *blush*  You charmer, you.  Just for that, I’m picking this best pics of you.  Here they are:

RANGER:

OTHER TEAMS:

Seriously, the only photo I could find of him as a Coyote. Fighting. Typical.
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Aww, draft day! June 26, 2004 — he looks so young!
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But not as young as here! Playing for the London Knights. I used this pic last week for Dan Girardi, but it was too good not to post again. The hair!! Loves it ;D

DRESSED UP:

Here is a video from the above shoot. I was saving it until I’d “Sexy Satruday’d” every Ranger in it. Boyle, Richards, Girardi, Prust….mouthwatering.  This video proves they are the most gorgeous team in the NHL:

I love Prust — “I think that goes with your eyes.” “Boyler, I got yours. Nice pink. Wild salmon.”  The stylist obviously isn’t needed!!

UNDRESSED UP:

Oh Broadway Hat, the stories you could tell. I’m so jealous of the heads you’ve sat on….*wink

Don’t know who the other dudes are on the right of this photo are, but who cares! Boyler, Richards, Eminger, and half-naked Prust!!

Twitter….it makes us do silly things. Luckily for us, it made Brandon post this UnderArmor pic.

“WooHoo!”

EPIC BROMANCE:

If you are a Ranger fan, or if you’ve watched HBO’s 24/7, you know about Boyler and Prusty.  The cutest, sweetest thing since cotton candy and teddy bears. If you have not seen 24/7, the best clips of these two are on my Sexy Saturday of Brian Boyle (courtesy of Eeames), but do yourself a favor, and just go watch all four episodes.  Here’s just a small sample of this Bros Before Hoes friendship….

Our Super Awesome Post-Game Handshake

Okay, video time…

Prust in the boxing ring.  Hold onto your panties, ladies — he’s showing a lot of muscle and skin ;D

Here he is in Calgary, trying an alternate career? lol.

This one shows Brandon’s teasing personality. He’s mic’d up at practice.  The audio is pretty low, so turn up the volume.

Who else is gonna say, “I don’t know how you look at yourself in the mirror every day,” to Lundqvist?  Hysterical!

And speaking of Lundqvist, let’s do One-Degree-of-Henrik for this week.  Of course, as Prusty is a Ranger, this isn’t hard, so I’ve got three I’d like to share:

He’s a hugger.

He is indeed, Brandon.

Well, that’s it for today. Hopefully we have brought you the Sexy, and Prusty some great game mojo. Until next week, for another lip-licking edition! Right Prusty?

You betcha!

Hi Guys, it’s

So Nikki and I had a discussion this week about Sexy Saturday.  We usually kick around ideas for a player, and then pick someone.  This last week, I told Nikki that I didn’t want to continue Sexy Saturdays in the off-season.  First of all, it takes a lot of time to do, and I just don’t have that much time every weekend of the year. Hockey season, I’m pretty much breathing it 24/7, but in the summer I’d like a break. We started this blog kind of late in the hockey year, and I can see doing Sexy Saturdays for a full season will be a lot. Plus, I think finding 52 different guys every year will diminish the quality — just because you play hockey, doesn’t mean you are Sexy Saturday worthy. Let’s face it, there are some damn fugly guys in the NHL (I’m looking at you, Torres).  Therefore, I’ve decided not to do Sexy Saturdays past the Stanley Cup Championship.  That doesn’t mean we won’t be updating the blog. I have lots of ideas for some new features that I think you guys will love. And this will give us the time to do them.

With that decided, it came down to figuring out who we wanted to pick for this week.  As some of you may know, Nikki is a huge Lightning fan, while I am a huge Sharks fan.  But together we love the Rangers.  And a lot of people who read this blog are Ranger fans.  The TwitterBlueShirts are pretty amazing, and I have never seen that kind of social media connection out in the West.  This isn’t to say that we don’t love and appreciate all the people who read this blog who aren’t Ranger fans. We have tried, and will do a better job in the future, of spreading the love to other players or teams.  And I enjoy reading blogs by other people who are fans of teams I really don’t care for, if they are fair and don’t belittle other fans and their teams. (We can’t be held responsible for Tweets made in the heat of a game — we get vicious, lol!!)  That being said, I am picking another Ranger this week.  And probably next week, and so on.  I’m sending them all the MOJO. But don’t worry, guys, because the Rangers are the Sexiest Team out there, so you won’t be disappointed.  We are a bit shallow here at The 5 Hole, and on Saturdays, it is all about the PRETTY.

A glance at the calendar today, and I knew exactly who to pick.  It is Cinco de Mayo, and so this week, I pick number 5, Cinco de Danno,

DAN GIRARDI

Stats

Vitals: Born April 29, 1984,  Welland, ON, CAN. 6’2″, 215 lbs.  Wife Pamela, son and 24/7 star Landon.

Nickname(s): Dan (full name is Daniel), “G,” G-Money, Girard, Danny G.

Current team: New York Rangers. Defense. Shoots right. Interim Alternate Captain when Marc Staal was out with post-concussion syndrome.

Fancy awards: 2012 NHL All-Star. 2012 nominated for Masterton Trophy (which honors perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey). Undrafted, yet now considered an elite defenseman. 2010-2011 season led NHL in blocked shots with 236.

Cool trivia: Favorite tv show is Family Guy. Favorite meal is gnocchi with meat sauce. (good Italian boy!) His first job was a dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant.  Ruptured his spleen being checked into the boards in 2001. He admires people who are hard-working and honest. Favorite thing to say is “you know.” (you’ll see what I mean in the videos)

Ready to go celebrate Cinco de Danno?

It’s a go then.

RANGER BLUE

During his stint as Alternate for Staal. Leadership looks good on him.

The eyes….the cheekbones…the jaw…..the lips….the teeth….why is he playing hockey and not modeling? AND WITHOUT A VISOR!!

Pre-game intense face.

2012 All Star Game

Laser eyes gonna melt you in the face-off.

Getting injured, and playing through it LIKE A BOSS. Remember what I said about the VISOR? Perhaps we who love his face can take up a petition…..you too, Boyle….

The most skin I could find Dan showing. He doesn’t look happy about it either. But, you can see hockey thighs!

And more hockey thighs!

“MODEL” CITIZEN

“Ladies.”

I’d like this to hang on my wall in the portrait gallery.

*guh*

Gatsby has nothing on me.

Suits you, sir.

2012 Casino Night. I’ll have a martini — shaken, not stirred.

YOUNGSTER

2005, that’s Prust and Girardi playing for the London Knights. Oh, the 70′s porn hair! Love it!

2007, with the Wolfpack. And some curls.

But if you want to see the cutest youngster ever, let me introduce you to Landon Girardi:

*mwah*

For more of his adorable-ness, and Dan being the cutest hockey dad ever, watch HBO’s 24/7.

VIDEO!

Here is a quick Dan Fun Facts video from the Rangers.  Dan’s monotone is awful, but his “grrrreat!” and laugh at the end are tres sexy!

Here you get to see a little more of Dan’s fun personality, when he announces the line-up for the Winter Classic:

And finally, this video is a little long, but you get to see Dan’s humble nature, looking gorgeous in a suit, saying “you know” every five seconds:

Which brings us last, but not least, to One-Degree-of-Henrik-Lundqvist.  Here they are, getting their hug on at the 2012 All-Star Game, where Hank picked Dan for Team Alfredsson.  Muy caliente! cinco de Danno!

Well, that’s it.  All that’s left is for Dan to give us his send off:

Gracias!  That felt great.

What day is it?

Nikki’s choice again, and NEWS FLASH — it’s a TB Lightning.  Shocker!  I’m not jealous, or anything, because her team has a bunch of gorgeous guys, and my Sharks have….maybe two?  I could make a case for three, but may be pushing it. (At least we both love the Rangers, and can use that team for Sexy Saturdays from now until the end of time.)

I actually agreed whole-heartedly with her choice, and not just because he was announced this week as a Hart Trophy finalist (though that is great!).  But because I don’t think you have to be drop-dead gorgeous to be sexy.  You can be talented, and funny, and manly, and modest while still a bad-ass, and those things can make you sexy.  I think this week’s choice is the perfect example of that.  Plus, he’s cute, has a great smile, and some flowin’ hockey hair.  He’s this week’s Sexy Saturday….

STEVEN STAMKOS

Stats

Vitals: Born February 7, 1990,  Markham, ON, CAN. 6’1″, 188 lbs.  Girlfriend Sandra Porzio.

Nickname(s): Stammer.

Current team: Tampa Bay Lightning. Center. Shoots right. Alternate Captain.

Fancy awards: 2012 & 2011 NHL All-Star. Most goals in a season by a Tampa Bay Lightning player (2011-2012 ).  Most overtime goals by a player in a single season, 5 (2011-2012).  2010 & 2012 Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy. 2012 Hart Trophy finalist .  2009 World Championship silver medal (Canada). 2008 World Junior Championship gold medal (Canada).

Cool trivia: Is of ethnic Macedonian and Scottish descent.  In 2011, Stamkos was named the cover athlete to the EA Sports® NHL 12 video game.

Okay, Steven, jump in and give us a smile if you’re ready to go.

Thank you.

 

 

M.I.B.

Stamkos Stare.

I better not get any crap from Nikki about Lundqvist doing a Head & Shoulders commercial in Sweden.

Hockey muscles, and a bonus L. Couture!

This is how they work out on the Canadian farm? Who cares, we see muscles!

 

FLOW:

I look damn good.

Sick flow.
(Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Cutest. Smile. Ever.

 

ALL DRESSED UP:

Someday I want to be like Lundqvist...

Stammer is the meat in this Hedman/Malone sandwich. (note: only BAMF who score 60 goals can pull off pink polka dot cuffs.)

 

LITTLE STAMMER:

Ladies, hold on to your ovaries, we've got a cute one!

Already a goal-scoring machine.

 

MEDIA:

Guess what? Steven can write.  Or at least has a good copy-editor.  He wrote a blog from the NHL ASG this year, and it’s a fun read.  Here’s the link:

Steven’s ASG blog

 

Wanna see Steven working out? Bonus Michale del Zotto included for Ranger fans:

 

This interview is hysterical, and Steven is a good sport.  I love the “Stam-bam-thank-you-mam” idea.  Nikki will LOVE the Lecavalier mention.

 

This video is Steven’s house (apartment) tour for Bauer from a couple years ago. Looks like his first place, he’s pretty funny in it. I still think he has more stuff than Neal:

 

And last, but never least, ONE DEGREE OF HENRIK LUNDQVIST!

This week, Steven Tweeted this:

Aww!  That would be almost good enough, but I was able to find this….

(Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

….from the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.  I zoomed in the Team Alfredsson shot.  With bonus Sexy Saturday almunus Kris Letang!  Henrik brings everyone together….

 

That does it for this week.  I’ll just leave let Steven say good-bye until next week.