Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 01/23/09 at 08:11 PM ET
From Kit Amundson at Examiner.com:
It was amusing to watch the crew from E! interview [Joe] Thornton. They informed him that they had decided he was one of the “Hot Guys in Hockey” and wanted to know how he felt about it. What’s he going to say? Being the nice guy that he is Thornton said he was flattered. As if that wasn’t enough, E! then asked him who else in the NHL he thought was hot…...and being a good sport by answered Luongo, “a nice dark good looking Italian guy.”
Immediately following the fluff questions, Thornton was asked by the Canadian media who at the game really stood out in his mind as outstanding players. First guy Thornton names is Luongo again.
I couldn’t resist, when my turn came, then to ask him what he thought the odds were that a guy he thought was hot was also good? He said maybe I shouldn’t quite word it quite that way.
Poor Joe. But that’s what you get for talking to E!
P.S. More on Luongo at the ASG from George Richards of the Miami Herald.
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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.
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