I went to rookie camp yesterday and then at home saw a video a girl put together with her top 25 hockey guys that she thought were hot. I was inspired…
First up, Rookie Camp.
Wow oh wow. Our future is going to be a-maz-ing. There are some really talented kids there. And after just a week, they are really starting to get a great feel for each other. Porter and Kolarik already have it, but Turris, MacLean, and Tikhonov were great together.
Ross and Summers kept catching my eye. They are going to be some great dmen in a year or two. It sounds like Maloney is keeping an eye on Ross and we might see him on the big team for a look-see.
Gistedt was fun to watch. He has a lot of talent too. Tordjman was great, as usual. Darling was funny to watch. He is sooooo tall (6’6), he looks almost awkward in net. He has a tendency to slide very far when crossing the net I noticed. That could be a problem if he gives up a lot of rebounds and can’t recover quickly enough.
There was a small group (besides the goalies) who arrived earlier and worked on their skating. MacLean and Staal were some of them. I wish I would have written this right after camp, as now I can’t remember everything I wanted to say. I took a few pictures. I haven’t uploaded them yet, but when I do, maybe I will post a few (if they are any good, I was having difficulties yesterday morning).
I am getting so excited for the season. 3 more weeks and the schedule comes out! End of August is the unofficial camp and then its training camp and preseason games in September! Man-oh-man, the summer cannot go fast enough.
Ok, so this girl made a youtube video of her top 25 hot players. She was obviously a Pens fan, as the list was dominated by Pens players. I disagreed with a lot of her choices (Malkin, Zetterburg, Staal etc). So I decided to try and put together a top 30 and get one player from each team and rank them. Feel free to discuss and disagree as looks are totally subjective.
So here is my list of the Top 30 Hockey Hotties (with a few honorable mentions at the end):
1.Daniel Carcillo – Phoenix Coyotes
2.Ryan Suter – Nashville Predators
3. Taylor Pyatt – Vancouver Canucks
4. Vincent Lecavalier – Tampa Bay Lighning
5. Keith Ballard – Florida Panthers
6. Ilya Kovalchik – Atlanta Thrashers
7. Derek Roy – Buffalo Sabres
8. Rick DiPietro – New York Islanders
9. Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens
10. Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers
11. RJ Umberger – Columbus Bluejackets
12. Jason Spezza – Ottawa Senators
13. David Steckel – Washington Capitals
14. Dustin Penner – Edmonton Oilers
15. Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes
16. Grant Stevenson – Calgary Flames
17. Andreas Lilja – Detroit Red Wings
18. Jose Theodore – Colorado Avalanche
19. Eric Ersberg – Los Angeles Kings
20. Scottie Upshall – Philadelphia
21. Adam Burish – Chicago Blackhawks
22. Nolan Schaefer – Minnesota Wild/Houston Aeros
23. Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks
24. Milan Lucic – Boston Bruins
25. Brooks Orpik – Pittsburgh Penguins
26. David Clarkson – New Jersey Devils
27. BJ Crombeen – Dallas Stars
28. Marcel Goc – San Jose Sharks
29. I honestly could not find any good pics to make a decision – St. Louis Blues
30. Vesa Toskala – Toronto Maple Leafs
And a few honorable mentions:
Ray Emery – Currently with no team
Jim Slater and Tobias Enstrom – Atlanta Thrashers
Martin Gelinas and Dan Ellis – Nashville Predators
Fredrik Sjostrom – New York Rangers
Mike Green and Jeff Schultz – Washington Capitals
Kyle Brodziak – Edmonton Oilers
Eric Lindros – Retired (my first hockey love, I had to include him)
Mark Smith – Calgary Flames
John-Michael Liles – Colorado Avalanche
Chris Conner – Dallas Stars
Zach Parise and Brian Gionta – New Jersey Devils
Dominic Moore – Toronto Maple Leafs
This ended up being a lot harder than I thought. Some teams definitely have the better looking players! And some teams are really homely. Also, it’s a lot easier to spot a hottie in person rather then looking at their mug shoots and then googling to see if they are good looking. I welcome any and all suggestions! I’m sure there are players I missed.
I started trying to rank them by hottness but it ended up being random after about number 14. Even then some of the earlier ones can be switched around, so really this list is in no particular order!