Friday, May 30, 2008

hollywood, meet hockey part deux

it started with janet jones & wayne gretzky, and now it seems that NHLers are the hottest hollywood commodities: from elisha & dion/avery/komisarek, to comrie and the duffster, and the rumoured one-off between paris hilton & jose theodore...

i'll admit i have no idea who kristen bell is, but IMDB credits her in some decent TV (deadwood, heroes, and the title characters in both gossip girl & veronica mars).... and apparently she's got a bit of a 'thing' for unlikely heartthrob, chris osgood.

from NHL.Com:
"Chris Osgood was my first crush. Brad Pitt be damned, he had nothing on Osgood's rookie skill and sad eyes. There was actually a day in high school when I wrote on a name tag 'Mrs. Osgood' and wore it the whole day. I really thought we were perfect for each other. I'd love to meet him and probably apologize that things never worked out."

i bet dollars-to-donuts that ozzie is ├╝ber-flattered by this revelation, and has probably already contacted her to say as much.... now... who can lend me one of those name tags, i'm hedging my bets that if i write "mrs. forsberg" i might someday get a call from foppa.... ;)

[related side note: for work, i often send production assistants to the airport to collect out-of-towners, and give them a sign to hold with the traveller's name on it. as a joke, my best girlfriend came to meet my flight from toronto, once, with a sign that said "mrs. forsberg".... very funny and VERY embarassing...]

holmstrom's "lower body" injury (which looked like an uncomfortable groin strain to me) will probably sideline him for game 4, at minimum, which could prove an interesting turn of events for the penguins: it's got to be hard to prepare for the unknown. presumeably franzen will crash the net on the first line, and cleary will get promoted to the second, but as a natural left winger, it's possible that cleary jumps straight into holmstrom's spot.... as for me, i have to say i like the idea of hudler getting more ice. we'll see, i guess...

the wings, like the flames, have an abundance of centres (datsyuk, franzen, filppula, draper, hudler, helm) so it'll be interesting to see the way things shake down in the depth chart. i'm not sure how i feel about mccarty getting re-inserted into the lineup, but i'm not convinced any of detroit's other footsoldiers will get the call either (kopecky, hartigan).... hopefully they can notch a game 4 win, though. going back to the joe tied up at 2 games apiece doesn't make me feel so good.....

1 comment:

awildermode said...

dion is not seen in the latest pictures of elisha, nor is he mentioned in the press. over?

i wonder who is next in line.