The sting of not going to Post for the first time in four years may be beginning to fade, but there’s no rest yet for all the guys. Corey Perry has been named to Team Canada and Ryan Carter has been named to Team USA for the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship that will take place in Germany in May. For more complete details, try here and here.
The Power Players (aka our Ice Girls) don’t blog as often as the fans would like, but when they do, they always have something funny to say and post amusing backstage tales that would never make it into a major publication. For example, during the St. Patrick’s Day game, they wore green Mardi Gras beads that kept choking them and hitting them in the face while they were trying to shovel ice.
If you want to meet the ladies, you don’t have to wait until September. There’s no such thing as off season for the Power Players as they make charity and corporate appearances year round.
The Ducks were one of the first teams to add (sorry to sound sexist, but this is a fact, just ask any guy) eye candy to the ice. I remember once after a particularly long series of road games, an official Ducks blogger wrote something to the effect of, “…and there’s a stoppage of play. Bare midriffs on the ice. Now I know I’m back at the Honda Center.”
Like all NHL teams, the Ducks have various charities that they raise money for, but the team obviously wants to A) be involved, and (more importantly) B) have a blast while doing it.
Back in January, 2010, the Ducks hosted a Disco-themed casino night that benefited the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. You can check out some of the hair-raising photos here. Check out Parros. He looks like a natural!
And speaking of the ‘stache, every now and then, the Los Angeles Times drafts a player to write a little something. Here’s George Parros’ post about Selanne’s 600th goal. I know it sounds sappy, but it’s heartening to hear the guys spouting praise instead of bile-riffic idiocies. Oh, and for you Kings fans, there’s a shout out to Luuuuuuuuc as well.