Canucks and Beyond
I swear… some days, YouTube makes my whole LIFE better. Two videos, for your entertainment.
And next? More Ryan…
The Rawk the Puck! voting has started. Go vote for the best songs representing each match-up in the playoffs. The panelists for the competition will throw in their commentary on Monday, and we can all see the winners.
There’s some KISS, some Cult, some Dead Kennedys… No doubt this will predict the actual on-ice winners of the first round with perfect accuracy.
I was working on this complex analysis of all the first round playoff matchups when I suddenly remembered my name isn't "Bob McKenzie." So this is what you get instead.
Monday, April 2, 2007: 12:02 PM EDT
Monday, April 2, 2007: 2:45 PM EDT
I refuse to answer any questions about this photo, or even link to the long, evil back-story that led to its existence. I simply want to pretend this horrible chapter in sports gambling history has now come to an end. But a couple of things: (1) It's semi-permanent and done by a professional. I actually like it more than I thought so I may make it permanent at some point during the playoffs. (If I get stupid enough.) (2) The photo is blurry because my camera is hooped. Tattoo is about half the size it appears in the photo. (3) For those who know the story of this, you can check back into the archives and see that I HAVE honored the wording of the original bet. (I don't want to take any shit for the "semi-permanent" thing!) (4) I won't mention what body part is involved. I was tempted to start a contest for people to guess, but then decided that had all sorts of potential to go horribly wrong...
I stole the "Tranahan" moniker from Islanders Army (brilliant) and the image below from WDFN Sports Radio (I bow to your photoshop skills...). By the way, meet Brendan Shanahan's mother. If she can be understanding, so can you.
Just in case anyone is worried the Vancouver Canucks won't win the Cup (is anyone really worried about that?) then feel free to buy it from shop.NHL.com.
Geez, it seems I'm full of entertainment gossip news and how it relates to the NHL today. Earlier I brought you the Playboy Mansion of Hot Blondes and Retired NHLers. Now here's Brendan Shanahan's Moment in Kink, appearing on Page Six of the New York Post today:
March 20, 2007 -- LINDSAY Lohan continued her New York party over the weekend. On Saturday night, she and her pals, deejay Samantha Ronson and p.r. powerhouse Lisette Sand-Freeman, hit the Beatrice Inn before going to The Box at 1 a.m. - where Lohan got up on the stage and sang while doing a "stripper dance" to thunderous applause. She got off easy - after her, New York Ranger Brendan Shanahan was blindfolded and ball-gagged as trannies danced around him.Ummm... wow. I have no idea what this means, how it happened, why it happened or what on earth his fellow Rangers are saying to him today. But dear God, I DO want photos! P.S. On the bright side, I guess this would indicate that Shanny's feeling well enough to get back on the ice this week... P.P.S. A shout-out thank you to SteveNJ for the tip to this story.
Update 5:00pm PT:I would've thought this would be obvious, but seeing some idiot comments on message boards and in my email box, I just want to clarify my own point of view on this -- that there is virtually NO chance this story is based on anything but some random, stupid New York moment. I mean, yes, it's funny as hell (and I do love to make fun of the Wings, past and present) but I assumed most people would realize a couple things:
Pamela Anderson is up to some fun with former NHL players Russ and Geoff Courtnall. They’re all building a compound in Ladysmith, British Columbia, which is here on Vancouver Island. Only about 15 minutes from my own house in fact—perhaps I’ll haunt the place for an invite.
Sexy Canadian star Pamela Anderson said she is looking forward to splitting her time between Los Angeles and her hometown in British Columbia.
The 39-year-old actress is building a marina and compound with former NHL players Russ and Geoff Courtnall in Ladysmith.
“It’s a very sexy development,” Anderson revealed in an entry posted on her official Website on Sunday. “I’m so happy I’m building in Canada.”
What does that mean exactly, “It’s a very sexy development”? And are the Courtnalls part of The New Sexy?
That’s worrisome, but I’m still eager for an invite. It sounds like it has the potential be a female-version of the Playboy Mansion.
If anyone would like to help settle an argument—I made the observation yesterday that Rory Fitzpatrick is CLEARLY the most Irish name in the NHL. I was surprised when Kukla promptly shot this down with “Forget that. It’s Brendan Shanahan! Don’t you forget it!” (Insanity.)
But what do you think? Is it Fitizpatrick or Shanahan? Or is it someone else altogether?
Who drinks the most green beer?!!
About Canucks and Beyond
Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
So that's me. Who the hell are you?
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