If you know me, or follow me on Twitter, you know that I am a huge hockey fan. As I am typing this up I am flipping between the Panthers v. Devils, Bruins v. Capitals and Coyotes v. Blackhawks games.
I appreciate a goalie standing on his head to save a game, an amazing breakaway that leads to the game winning goal and players sacrificing their bodies to block a shot…even a slap shot from the Bruins captain, Zedeno Chara.
Now that we are a week into the NHL playoffs, earlier this week Cosmopolitan Magazine released their “Hottest Guys of the NHL” list. I saw it, tweeted it and then debated many of the guys on the list. I mean Sidney Crosby?! Really? I do not know one female who finds him remotely attractive.
At the urging of my friend Steve, I have complied my personal all crush team (current players only). They include Olympians, All Stars, Stanley Cup Champions and, in my opinion, players that don’t get enough ice time. Oh, and all but 2 of these players are on playoff teams.
So feel free to comment, tell me I’m right, tell me I’m wrong. The players are in no specific order, but I did leave the best for last.
Torrey Mitchell, San Jose Sharks
Jason Arnott, St. Louis Blues
Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
Ray Whitney, Phoenix Coyotes
Photo: Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images
David Clarkson, New Jersey Devils (this is mainly for my friend Lauren, but I do like his eyes)
Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks
Mike Green, Washington Capitals
Stu Bickel, New York Rangers
Photo: Stefanie Gordon (me)
Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
Photo: Getty Images
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Honorable mention: Well…that would be a whole other blog post!