During last night’s playoff game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins, the camera caught what looked to be Leafs goaltender James Reimer’s wife, April, giving Elisha Cuthbert the stink eye with Cuthbert returning the favour with an expertly executed eyeroll. Apparently, this happened after Cuthbert’s fiancé, Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, made a critical error which ultimately costed Toronto the game.
With everyone so eager to pit female celebrities against each other, the stink eye heard around Twitter created much speculation that there may be a feud between the two hockey wives (or soon to be). Sorry to say that’s not the case.
April Reimer tweeted the following to help curb the onslaught of rumours:
— April Reimer (@april_reimer) May 9, 2013
Cuthbert also chimed in with this tweet:
Things are not always what they seem. I’m insulted and disappointed by a lot of these Comments. That’s real. Not a 3 sec. Clip.
— Elisha Cuthbert (@HappyElishas) May 9, 2013
Whatever the case, they have bigger fish to fry the Leafs are trailing the Boston Bruins 3-1 in the playoff series.
Disclaimer #1: I’m from Ottawa. Born and raised. Disclaimer #2: I love Rihanna. Ever since “Pon de Replay.” Disclaimer #3: This post about Rihanna in an Ottawa Senators jersey is me being selfish so that this moment can live forever on the interwebz. Disclaimer #4: I believe this moment is a sign from the universe that me and Rihanna are meant to be. Disclaimer #5: I will now try to work Rihanna in a Sens jersey into a meaningful and useful andPOP article.
A jersey or any other sports team apparel, whether from your fav team or not, is a classic staple in anyone’s wardrobe. The only trick is making it fashionable and working into everyday outfits—not just for game day. Sports apparel are handy items for any streetwear ensemble. Even if you’re not a sports fan, there are still ways to incorporate the trend into your look.
Now you might be saying that people wear sports jerseys all the time—which is true—and that there is nothing new to this “trend”–which is a little true too. But here’s the catch: rocking sports jerseys and sports apparel was in its heyday in 90′s hip hop and streetwear. With the emerging 90′s fashion revival, you too are seeing the big return of trendy sportswear to the masses. It’s no longer just for the diehard sports fans to rock a jersey or snapback (and don’t let those diehard sports fans discourage you from wearing their team logos). A big sign that this is true is the announcement that the iconic 90s Starter jackets are set to make their return this fall, first with the NFL line followed by the NBA collection.
The Good Old Hockey Game: Rihanna
Here is Rihanna in West Hollywood using a heritage Ottawa Sens jersey as a dress. Now I don’t recommend using a sports jersey as a dress because not everyone can pull it off, but clearly Rihanna can and beside she probably doesn’t give a fuq. Anyways, she glams up her look with nice gold accessories and and golden Tom Ford ankle cuff shoes. I like this look because it makes me want to believe that the people of Barbados are all diehard hockey fans.
Now this isn’t a slight to Montreal Canadiens fans (however, you will notice that there will be no Toronto Maple Leafs pics on this post) but this is an example of how not to wear a jersey as a dress. Nicola Roberts (one fifth of U.K. girl group Girls Aloud) actually wore this to a ‘red carpet’ event for the premiere of her reality show. This look is strictly streetwear! It’s all about context, so the posh surrounding just makes her cheap in comparison. Plus, she could have done a lot better accessorizing her outfit! Obviously this wasn’t well received in the U.K., where someone mistook this outfit to be from an American football team.
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Pulltabproductions11 gets a little creepy in this video as he counts down the best locks of the Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament, to assemble a 2013 hockey team with all the players with the best hair.
We did the same thing but at least ours was about Hollywood’s hottest males with pretty hair, except it’s slightly weird because these are high school students being analyzed.
Watch the video here
While the video analyzed the players hair, this is pretty much all I heard …
10) Alex: Chord Overstreet doppeganger
9) Dan: Stuck in “Movember”
8) Wyatt: His hair is prettier than yours
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This guy broke his arm while playing hockey at a tournament and his doctor had to re-break it to put it back in place.
Ouch! They gave him a general anesthetic and he has the greatest reaction of life. Luckily, his lovely sister uploaded it to YouTube for the world to see.
Her brother can’t stop laughing and starts referring to himself as the Joker from Batman, which makes him laugh even more.
Golden moments include him saying: “This is so weird. I see rainbows everywhere. Actually I don’t see rainbows I don’t know why I said that,” and “My voice sounds like a balloon filled with helium…. There’s two butterflies.”
But the absolute best part it when he starts exhaling and says: “I thought I could see my air” and then whispers “that didn’t work out.”
Also when his dad tells him he won the hockey game he bursts into tears, though I’m not sure if they’re joyful or sad.
Is this David after the dentist all grown up?
Rajveer has been obsessed with hockey since childhood, but being raised a traditional Sikh meant he had to wear a turban which prohibited him from playing. Having a natural talent for the game, but being of an ethnic minority in a traditional white-man’s sport, Rajveer decides to takes matters into his own hands and creates an all-Sikh hockey team!
Inspired by professional wrestling and reality television, Korey and Jordan put artists to the test. Meanwhile, Dan visits a different type of competitive atmosphere for some insight on the coveted Polaris Prize.
The two stars were spotted hanging out at an L.A Kings hockey game at the Staples Center last night, E! Online reports with pictures.
Overstreet, 22, seems a perfect match for Swift, 21. They are in the same age range, both teen sensations, blonde, musically talented, and good looking. This coupling is much better than when Swift was canoodling with Jake Gyllenhaal or John Mayer (barf). At least they are in the same age range and could create beautiful babies. I’m pretty sure babies with John Mayer would be born saying sarcastic, douchey things.
Perhaps the meeting wasn’t just romantic, though. Maybe the two were discussing a glee collaboration? Swift’s country anthems about boys and love and boys seems perfect for the tween-teen hit show. Or maybe Swift was warming up to Overstreet so she could get closer to Cory Monteith, whom she was spotted having dinner with earlier this month.
The reasons for their meeting is a mystery, but what I do know, is that I approve. Although I am not a fan of Swift’s music, nor a fan of the show Glee (it has gone downhill), these two together just feels right. Two blondies who sing? Doesn’t get any better than that.
The Play offs have started.
The last hockey game I bought for full price was Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey for the N64, since then I haven’t really fallen in love with any new hockey games. Sure, I’ve played my share but nothing has captured the frenzy of the old hockey games and has left me wondering if maybe my expectations are a bit too high. No, I haven’t been under a rock or anything, I’ve played and kept up to date on the newer NHL games but nothing has really stood out enough for me to merit a purchase.
When talks were brewing about NHL 2K10 utilizing the Wii Motion Plus accessory I was really excited to see how evolutionary this title might turn out to be. This excitement was due to the fact that the last sports title I played that utilized the Motion Plus was the excellent Tiger Woods 10. In the end it’s the actual utilization of this little gizmo that will either make or break this title.
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There are two things I have never done. 1) I have never gotten so into a sporting event that I yelled for (or at) a team or player. 2) I have never gotten so into a video game that I jumped up, yelled at the screen, and swore. NHL 10 for the Xbox 360 made me do both, and I have to admit, I liked it.
I’ve never been an emotional gamer, and I’ve never been that much into sports (then again, as a Canadian, I feel there’s a default certain level of national pride we all share with hockey), but when playing as the Toronto Maple leafs and winning 2-1 on game seven against Ottawa for the Stanley Cup and with less than 1 minute left in the third period you can’t help but get a little into it when Ottawa scores the tying goal with seconds left on the clock. Yes, I jumped up, yes my voice got loud and shrill, and yes I did say some things that would make a sailor blush. I think this was the most rewarding aspect of NHL 10, that after 17 past NHL titles, EA still has what it takes to make a casual hockey fan into a raving sports fanatic, and I didn’t see it coming. Read more…
Where do Toronto Film Fest buffs, WWE RAW fanatics, free concert goers, and Maple Leaf hopefuls converge at 11:59PM on a Monday? Why Future Shop at Yonge and Dundas in down town Toronto for the midnight release of EA Sports’ NHL 10, hosted by Xbox Canada of course!
AndPOP was in tow to witness the launch of what may very well be this year’s best hockey title. In a town that loves their hockey hundreds lined up early, a pick-up street hockey game was going on across the street, and anticipation was high for the clock to strike midnight. Read more…
Are you excited for EA Sports NHL 10? If you’re Canadian, probably. The #1 selling console game in Canada has it’s launch parties in Toronto and Vancouver Monday, September 14. The Toronto party will be at the Yonge and Dundas Future Shop with Wendel Clark and Ian White (of Maple Leafs fame) from 9pm to 11:45pm, and in Vancouver’s Granville and Robson Future Shop with Trevor Linden of the Canucks. The Future Shop locations will be open until 1am, so check it out if you’re not too busy… and on a Monday night, what’s your excuse?
andPOP was given a special opportunity to have a look at EA NHL 10 which comes out very shortly. Jordan and Josh spoke with Patrick Kane and John Tavares about being on the cover, and also had a quick play of the game. What we can say is it’s the best EA NHL game yet!
Ea Sports NHL 10 Demo is out now… but only for Gold subscribers on Xbox Live! The demo has been out since the 20th and will be available for PSN and silver members come the 27th.
The new game modes showcased this year include battle for the cup- a rundown of the finals including the tension ridden game 7 of the play-offs and Be a Tough Guy promises to give a personal touch on the duties of a protector/enforcer on the ice.
Gold members on live… I envy thee until the 27th
That’s right hockey, sport, and gamer fans. We have been given the green light to release this new second teaser trailer showcasing the features and fun of NHL 2K10 for release this fall.
Briere takes center stage in this teaser as he unleashes a breakaway that is stonewalled by Turco before dekes, hits, and mid-pass team changes ensue as all hell breaks loose (hockey style).
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Here you go hockey and game fans, below you will find the first official teaser trailer for NHL 2K10 by 2K Sports.
With an new emphasis on casual gaming now both the hard-core and not-so-hard-core and both join in on the fun with true to life authenticity, revamped AI, online and offline multiplayer, and much more! NHL 2K10 faces off September 15 for the Wii, PS3, PS2, and Xbox 360.
Yesterday in the Blue Jay room of the Renaissance hotel at the Rogers centre among a group of eagerly awaiting journalists, it was announced that Patrick Kane would be the one to grace the cover of EA Sports NHL 10, being released this September.
Kane, winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 2008 and leading the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals, will be the youngest player (at the age of 20) to be chosen as the cover athlete of the NHL franchise. “It’s exciting to be on the cover of my favourite video game after playing just my second year as a proffessional,” Kane says. “When you look back at some of the great players who have had this opportunity, it’s an honor to be a part of the EA Sports family and contribute to a game I’ve been playing for more than 10 years.” Read more…
After 40 years, Canadians, you finally have a new hockey anthem! Canadian Gold-composed by Colin Oberst received the majority of the votes in a contest put on by CBC, The Hockey Night In Canada Anthem Challenge. Don Cherry announced on Saturday night, at the beginning of this year’s season.
Oberst, an elementary school teacher from Alberta, has been teaching music for the past 10 years. He is an avid music writer and is a member of an Edmonton-based band. He submitted a total of five compositions to the challenge.
As the first-place prize winner Oberst will receive $100,000 and half of the ongoing performance royalties, while the other half of the royalties will go to Canadian minor-league hockey.
In a news release from CBC.ca, Scott Moore, Executive Director of CBC sports said that, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the amount of interest the country has shown in the Anthem Challenge…Canadians really stepped up to the plate and demonstrated their passion for hockey and for Hockey Night in Canada.”
The next installment of EA Sport’s NHL franchise, NHL ’08 was released this week, featuring Eric Staal on the front cover.
andPOP got a sneak peak at the games new features and spoke with the Staal brothers, Eric and Jordan, as well as those crazy Hanson Brothers. Check out the entire interview below.
New features in the game include:
- Skill Stick Moments
- AHL Integration
- All New Player Communication
- European Elite Leagues
- and more!
Available now for PS3, Xbox 360, PS2 and PC consoles.
And then there were two.
After eight months of NHL hockey, the two teams who will battle for the Stanley Cup have been decided. The Carolina Hurricanes will host the eighth seeded Edmonton Oilers on Monday as the final series of the 2005-06 campaign will be underway.
After knocking off the Buffalo Sabres this past Thursday in game 7 of the eastern conference finals, the Hurricanes secured their second trip to the finals in the last four years.
The Edmonton Oilers, after finishing off the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in five games, headed to the New York area as they awaited their opponent. The Oilers had an eight-day layoff and took the time to heal, bond and relax in the practice facility of the New York Rangers.
This is a match-up that few hockey pundits could have predicted. The last time there was NHL hockey, both the Hurricanes and the Oilers failed to even make the playoffs.
Even though the Hurricanes had 17 more points than the Oilers during the regular season, both teams appear to be evenly matched now that records can be thrown out the window.
The Hurricanes boast the best power-play in this year?s playoffs; the Oilers combat that stat with the highest penalty killing efficiency.
Hurricanes forward Eric Staal leads his team [and the NHL] with 20 points in the playoffs; Staal also leads his team with 13 assists. Chris Pronger leads the Oilers with 13 assists of his own. ?Canes captain Rod Brind?Amour and Oilers forward Fernando Pisani both have 9 goals for their respected teams (tied for the lead in the NHL).
While some believe the Hurricanes are deeper up-front, their fourth line has not been able to score a single point so far this post-season. The Oilers have received scoring from all their lines, including from their defence and their goaltender Dwayne Roloson, who leads all playoff goalies with two points [both assists].
Game one is scheduled for Monday night at 8 p.m. EST in Carolina.
Tidbits & Notes:
- Hurricanes rookie netminder Cam Ward, an Alberta boy and an Oilers fan growing up, is looking to be the first rookie goalie since Patrick Roy in 1986 to win a Stanley Cup in his rookie year.
- Out of all the players remaining in the Cup hunt, only Cory Stillman can be a back-to-back champion if the Hurricanes win. Stillman was a member of the 2004 Tampa Bay Lighting Stanley Cup championship team.
- For the second straight playoffs it will be a southeast team vs. a team from the northwest division (as well as a Canadian team). In 2004, the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the Cup.
The Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lighting, Nashville Predators and the Calgary Flames were all sent packing in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils and the San Jose Sharks followed suit in the second round.
And then there were four. An unlikely four really; Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers.
Welcome to the new NHL.
When the National Hockey League re-launched after the 301-day lockout wiped out the entire 2004-05 season, Commissioner Gary Bettman promised that under the new economic structure, all teams, regardless of their marketplace, would be able to compete on an even playing surface as the wealthier teams. Even though Bettman is vilified by hockey fans, give the man some credit, he achieved exactly what he said he would.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, one team that had a significant advantage economically in the old NHL, failed to make the playoffs this year. Clear-cut ?favourites? like Detroit, Philadelphia, Dallas, Colorado, Ottawa and defending Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay all hit the golf courses early this year.
Having Anaheim, Buffalo, Carolina and Edmonton as the final four teams remaining in the Cup hunt is a good thing for the league in the sense that it is proof smaller market teams can make a legitimate run at the Cup. The Edmonton Oilers were able to acquire Chris Pronger, Michael Peca, Sergei Samsonov and Dwayne Roloson this season. Carolina went out and got Doug Weight and Mark Recchi, Anaheim were able to sign Scott Neidermayer and bring back Temmu Selanne.
However, on the flip side, having four small market teams eliminates the large fan interest that a Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Colorado final four would have generated.
So far, the NHL has been successful in increasing ratings and attendance throughout the regular season, but now when the Cup is about to be awarded for the first time since June 2004, will anyone care?
In hockey-mad Canada, if the Oilers make it to the finals, they will take the place of the ?04 Calgary Flames as ?Canada?s team?. If the Sabres represent the eastern conference in the finals, most likely more fans would possibly tune in since Buffalo is much more of a hockey market than Anaheim or Carolina.
It does remain to be seen whether a Ducks-Hurricanes final would be disastrous or beneficial for the NHL since the ?new? league is centred on making money and generating fan interest to smaller markets. If fans in those respected cities are the only ones who care, then the NHL would be achieving neither.