Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs or Backstage passes to U2

Did you guys read about this?

Edmonton Oilers center Gilbert Brule was taking his dog to the park with his girlfriend when they noticed two walkers getting soaked in the rain. They decided to stop and offer a ride.

One of the caught walkers turned out to be Bono. As in the lead singer of U2.

Bono was so grateful he offered Brule and his girlfriend backstage passes to their show. Of course, then Brule had to choose between U2 and Game 1. They sold their Game 1 tickets and took Bono up on his offer.

What do you think, hockey fans? Would you give up your Game 1 tix in order to go backstage with Bono?


Hockey Hotties On The Move: 2011 Edition


NOT HOT! But Burkie rocks the untied tie like nobody's business.

The timing was almost perfect: I took today off to recover from an arduous 11 hours of traveling from Ottawa to my East Coast home on Sunday to make up for a canceled direct flight on Friday (Mother Nature has been particularly bitchy to New Brunswickers this year. I swear, we have at least one snowstorm a week.) The hubby and I were all set to brew some coffee, snuggle on the couch and consume hours of TSN Tradecentre 2011 (the annual wall-to-wall coverage of the NHL Trade Deadline, for those of you unfamiliar.)

But not surprisingly, another snowstorm dumped 15 centimetres (at least) in our driveway and the kids stayed home from school. *sigh* So much for Date Day.

Trade Deadline Day was disruptive for some of our favorite players as well. Here’s a look at some of the notables who wound up with a new zip/postal code today, as well as a few who surprisingly managed to stay put.

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Support for the ‘stache


Just try to top the "State Trooper Giambi" look, as sported by Mike Mussina a few years back.

It’s been well-documented that we at Ladies… have a love/hate/complicated relationship with the moustache (and why is it so often associated with the mullet?), but this is clearly a case in which we wholeheartedly support its existence. As you may be aware, we are halfway through Movember, a movement designed to bring awareness to men’s health and specifically prostate cancer.

Community support always makes our hearts melt, so we salute the numerous athletes who have taken up the moustachioed cause. Continue reading

Your 2010-11 NHL Hotness Preview: Northwest Division


Holiday bloggingHappy Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving! The NHL season is finally underway, and yes, we realize we are a little late filing our previews. But it’s still early enough in the season – heck, TORONTO is tied for first in the East as I type this. I’m not joking! See?


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Sorry. I know we’re two games in but it’s been far too long since I’ve seen these guys at the top of the standings. Just let me enjoy this Very Special Moment.

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Your 2009-10 NHL Hotness Preview: Northwest Division


Jarome is SO ready for this!

YAY! The 2009-10 season is here! As I type this, I am watching the Leafs and Habs on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and wondering how long it will take before The Monster is starting games. The West Coast teams don’t play for a couple of hours minutes, so technically I am right on time with this. Here’s your final divisional preview, Northwest-style. Continue reading