Puck Daddy brings us the NHL Round 1 playoff schedule today, and as a Versus subscriber…I’m ready. The very earliest games are Wednesday at 7 Eastern: Rangers at Capitals, and Flyers at Penguins. In honor of the fact that these teams will be the first to take the ice in this playoff season, let’s peek at some of the finer parts of these four rosters, shall we?
Our Penguins Hottie, predictably, is Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a pretty good season (103 points), but not as awe-inspiring as his rookie year. He’s still totally hot this season, though… One more Sidney photo before we move on to the Penguins opponent, the Flyers.
Our Flyers Ambassador of Hotness is Jeff Carter…although I think he’s a lot more talented than he is good-looking. I’ll let you decide for yourself.
From Carter’s player page on the Flyers website:
[Carter] is one of three players to appear in all 81 games this season (Knuble, Hartnell) and has appeared in 213 consecutive games for the Flyers… Leads the Flyers in points (83), goals (45), game-winning goals (12), overtime goals (3), shots (339) and plus/minus (+24)… He is tied for the lead in power-play goals (12), tied for second on the team in shorthanded goals (4) and ranks second among Flyers forwards in average ice time per game (20:59)….
Preeeeetty good stuff. And that is one cute little smirk.
The Flyers actually had a lot of hotties; I strongly encourage you to go investigate their roster (and share your favorites in the comments, of course!)
Moving on to our other Wednesday early matchup, let’s take a peek at our Capitals Hotties. We’ve already drooled over Boyd Gordon, so we chose a different hottie to represent the Caps this week. Let’s go with Center, David Steckel. Why? Because this portrait is awesome.
Fun fact: Steckel was among the league leaders in faceoffs. And now, here is a completely unnecessary Boyd Gordon pic.
Our last team is the Rangers. I believe this is a rather non-hot team. I couldn’t find anyone on their entire roster that I desperately wanted to feature in this post. Rangers fans, feel free to correct me and make suggestions, but…umm…Colton Orr is the best I could find, and he’s kind of a douchebag.
So there you have it, hockey fans. We are a mere two days away from the playoffs, so get excited! And maybe…get Versus!