Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday To Me!!

....
And a big Happy Birthday to my birthday twin, the handsome Tyler Seguin.

The day has finally come!
So, on behalf of my day, I shall give you all a present.
I think I know what I'm gonna wish for when I blow out my candles!
Okay, what the hell, Henrique?! He is the reason I am single. Seriously.
 Nealer.
 Gabe the Babe.
I don't know how he does it, but Viktor Stalberg can make drinking water hot!
 Cory Emmerton

I think Captain Serious needs to wear more bow ties.
Sid
And last, but not least Vladimir Sabotka


Happy Birthday to me!

~B. Rose

Friday, January 25, 2013

Chelsea Dagger Time!!

You all know about my soft spot for the New Jersey Devils.
But, they're in the Eastern Conference.
Totally separate than my beloved Western Conference San Jose Sharks.
What I haven't told you is that I occasionally cheat on my Sharks with a little team known as the
Chicago Blackhawks.
It's not my fault. I can't help it!
They're like a piece of chocolate cake in my hockey diet, just tempting me with their awesomeness.
It's not just that they happen to be one of the most handsome, swoon-worthy teams with
Jonathan Toews, Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Sharp,
and Niklas Hjalmarsson(What is going on over in Sweden?! I need a one way ticket there ASAP!)....

but it's the fact that they're just a straight up amazingly, talented team.
As you can see they currently have the best record in the entire NHL, not just in the Western Conference.
Thank you, Siri.
Yes, it's early in the season. In fact, it started less than a week ago.
I understand that, but it's never too early to start taking out my Tazer t-shirt!
 Shall I start counting my chickens now, or give it a couple weeks?

Anyways, this is about the Hawks most recent game.
Thursday night's game against the Stars.
 It was tied 2-2 at the end of the 3rd making them go into OT.
With less than 3 1/2 minutes left Patrick Kane made a sick behind the back pass to Marian Hossa.
 
In a playoff game last April, Hossa took a hit from Raffi Torres of the Phoenix Coyotes and had to be carried off the ice on a stretcher. He suffered a concussion and was out the remainder of Chicago's season.
If there was any concern as to how he would be feeling or playing after that, last night's game winning goal was the perfect way to put everyone's minds at ease.
Kaner obviously had do his celebratory jumping hug after that one.
I want one of those!
It's those types of passes and goals that make hockey incredible.
Those crazy, unexpected, mind-boggling plays that remind exactly why you love the sport.
It's been a great first week of hockey!
There are some good vibes going on throughout the league, or at least in my favorite teams.
This season is gonna be good. I can feel it.

 I'm ending this with the cutest reporter ever! 20 years from now this kid is going to be famous.



~B. Rose

Friday, January 18, 2013

2013 Top 30 List: Part Two

I'm finally able to continue writing this even though my computer is currently on the fritz.
I'm using my work computer right now...sssshhhhh. 

Okay, where did I leave off?...

16. Buffalo Sabres: Patrick Kaleta
I honestly don't know much about Patrick and Google let me down a little bit in the valuable research department.
I'm sorry to all the Sabres fans out there.
Therefore, I will write something by his looks alone.
As random as it may be, he looks like he would be able to give really good big bear hugs.
I warned you about the randomocity of it.

17. Columbus Blue Jackets: Jared Boll
You all know the 2 things that instantly move a athlete up about 1,000% on the TSC hunkiness scale:
1. He's good with kids.
2. He has pets. Preferably a dog or cat, but we aren't too picky.
Add one of these to his signature Tim Riggins-esque facial expression and perfect eyebrows and Jared's got a solid in with us here.

18. Nashville Predators: Shea Weber
Now, for the second year in a row Cosmo went with Mike Fisher.
Seriously? How could they miss Mr. Shea Weber?! Just look at him!
Seriously?!

19. Carolina Hurricanes: Jordan Staal
He makes up just 25% of the beautiful Staal Brother quartet.
I bet the four of them can do a mean round of Soft Kitty if someone needed a little cheering up.

20. St. Louis Blues: Vladimir Sabotka
Does anyone else think he looks like Cato from The Hunger Games?
I'd make an alliance with him and his dimples.

21. Colorado Avalanche: Gabe "The Babe" Landeskog
Dear world, I give you Gabriel Landeskog.
Not only is he the creator of Landeskoging(You gotta patten that celly style, yo!), but he's youngest NHL captain ever.
I give Matt Duchene the honorable mention for the Avs.
"Oh Captain, my captain!"

22. Los Angeles Kings: Dustin Brown
I chose the captain of the Kings because he decided to take something that could've been pretty darn embarrassing(like trying to drink from the wrong end of the bottle) and make a joke out of it.
I applaud that. 
 23. Philadelphia Flyers: Luke Schenn
Oooh boy, I sure do like how you're rocking that puffy jacket and faux hawk.

24. Phoenix Coyotes: David Rundblad
Sweden is at it again! I don't what is in the water over, but geez.
Personally, I think he would make a great 6th member of One Direction.
He kinda of has that look to him.
Baby, you've got that one thing!

25. Vancouver Canucks: Maxim Lappiere
Hold up! I'm going to take a moment to absorb the fact that he is wearing a Oakland A's hat.
I may be a Giants fan, but the A's are just across the Bay.
Hey Max, I'll take you to a Battle of the Bay game.

26. Dallas Stars: Derek Roy
 So, apparently he used to work at a strawberry patch.
That's close enough to being a farm boy for me.
I'll take one please!

27. Detroit Red Wings: Cory Emmerton
He has a jaw that rivals Adam Henrique's. That's saying something. I'll call him a close second. 

28. Edmonton Oilers: Taylor Hall
 Hallsy's Mr. Sassy Pants tweets and seemingly inability to not injure his handsome face helped him win out for my pick for the Oilers.
It's true. Chicks really do dig scars.

29. Florida Panthers: Shawn Mathias
That's him on the right.
I will admit, I don't know every single player on the Panthers' roster.
I will also admit that I don't even know half of the roster.
Imagine my surprise when I came across him on my little search for this post.
I love surprises. Especially ones that look like him.

30. New York Islanders: John Tavares
He had a pretty awesome 2011-2012 season.
He finished it with 31 goals and 50 assists.
Plus, he has that whole hot slightly nerdy thing going on.
It works. I like it!


The puck drops tomorrow. It feels like Christmas Eve.
Everybody get ready!
HOCKEY IS BACK!

~B. Rose

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 Top 30 List: Part One.

On Tuesday Cosmopolitan released their 2013 version of 30 Hottest NHL players.
I didn't really agree with some of their picks for it so I decided to make my own list.
I believe that it's best to keep this type of stuff to the fangirl professionals.
Sorry Cosmo, but you have to do more research before you post something like that.

Anywho, my list goes in no particular order.
There's no specific rank of hotness quality.
Except for numero uno.
He is only first because I love him and he is always number one in my book.
My deepest condolences to the other 29 teams.
It's nothing personal.

Let's get this started, shall we?

1. New Jersey Devils: Adam Henrique.
It's probably not a surprise that it was him. He was my very first Hey Boy on here.
To quote the show Chuck, "Your jaw was chiseled by Michelangelo himself."
How about for kicks we just throw in his cheek bones as well.

2. Winnipeg Jets: Zach Bogosian
Him and all of his scarves skated on to our TSC radar a few months ago and we haven't looked back since.
With this hottie in Winnipeg I don't know how it's possible that the nickname for the city is "Winterpeg". You'd think his face alone could heat up the whole place. Bring on the smolder!

3. New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist
 Joey the Jr. Reporter's mom has good taste.
I feel like that word fits perfectly for him.
Henrik Lundqvist: the real life McDreamy.

4. Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews.
Captain Serious, or Captain Seriously hot!
See what I did there? Sorry, not sorry.
He's a fantastic hockey player, an awesome captain, super humble even after everything he has accomplished by just 24 years old, and he's just great looking!
I can't believe Cosmo missed him!

5. Pittsburgh Penguins: James Neal
There's not one thing I don't love about Nealer.
Except that he's not in San Jose. But that's ok. I forgive him.
Our main checklist for this man....
Sick hockey player? Check!
Great hair? Check!
Can rock a pair of tube socks like no one else's business? Super check!
Passes our TSC Top 30 List with flying colors!

6. Boston Bruins: Tyler Seguin
Ahhh. At last. Tyler Seguin. We cannot make this list without my birthday twin.
Okay, fine! I agree with Cosmo on this one.
He's the obvious choice for it. No one on the the Bruins team compares to Segs/

7. Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price
Just like Bogo we noticed the Habs' starting goalie only a few months ago.
I know what you're thinking, "Oh girl. you so crazy. How did you not know about this guy??"
Apparently, I pulled a Patrick Star and was hiding under rock. Oh well. Better late than never, right?
His fiance is one lucky chickadee. Best wishes to those two!

8. Minnesota Wild: Zach Parise
He was traded from the Devils to the Wild back in July.
One good thing about that is now he won't have to be runner up to Mr. Henrique on our list.
He now gets his own spot. Congratulations!
Will I miss him being a Devil? Yes, because even though I am a Sharks fan I have a soft spot for them.
But, just because he plays for a different team doesn't mean I still can't admire him from afar.

9. Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson
How Cosmo completely forgot about him when making their list, I don't know.
It's crazier than Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island. (Oops. SPOILER ALERT!)
I mean, there's not even wind and his hair blowing back all Fabio-like.

10. Anaheim Ducks: Bobby Ryan
It's not just the fact that he's super cute that makes him the pick for the Ducks.
It's also that he is a total cat person, as in posts tons of pictures of his 2 kitties on Twitter.
Major brownie points for that!
Cats aren't the typical pet for a 25 year old hockey player. You usually see more dogs in the mix.
Very original. I like it!

11. Washington Capitals: Mike Green
There's not a better guy to be picked for the Caps spot than Mikey.
Though they're not visible in this picture Mike has a ton of tattoos.
I'm not usually a ginormulous fan of so many, but he can pull them off like no one else.
I approve.

12. Tampa Bay Lighning: Teddy Purcell.
I have to admit, I was a little torn on this one.
It was a toss up between him and Steven Stamokos.
I didn't know too much about him before I did this.
Obviously, I can't do these blind. I need to know who exactly I'm writing about.
I learned that he wasn't too big of a hot shot while he was with the LA Kings,
but once he came to Tampa Bay he really flourished as a hockey player.
He went on streak in February-March 2012 when he scored at least 1 goal in 15 out of 16 games.
He ended up finishing the season with a career high total of 65 points.
A true underdog story. Who doesn't love that?!

13. San Jose Sharks: Ryane Clowe
Ah-hah! I bet I surprised you with this one!
Were you thinking that I would pick my main favorite on the team, Logan Couture?
Well, I decided to mix it up.
Besides the fact that he's a total tough guy on the ice(Remember my love of players who can throw down?),
I think it's the unconventional extra e's in his name and the whole Bradley Cooper look-a-like thing that makes him perfect for this.

14. Calgary Flames: Mike Cammalleri
A little while ago I watched a 20 Questions interview with Mike from 2011.
He was asked if he would rather be smart or beautiful.
His answer? Smart.
Luckily, he already has the beautiful thing on lock.

15. Toronto Maple Leafs: Joffrey Lupul
No offense meant to Phil Kessel, but how could Cosmo come up with this one?
All I have to say is Cheryl Burke is one seriously lucky lady.



I wanted to have this list up last week, but my computer is in need of some serious Harry Potter magic repairing.
The second half is coming as soon as possible.

~B. Rose

Monday, January 7, 2013

I wish I lived in Pittsburgh....

Well, at least during hockey season.
 
Oh, Nealer. I need you in my life!

Welcome back, boys!
We've missed you!



~B. Rose

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