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Yay. Fashion Advice From NHL Draft Picks

09/29/2011 at 6:27pm EDT

I’m not someone who thinks sports figures should hesitate to share their personal opinions. Say what you want, I figure, as long as you’re willing to own it. But Florida Panthers draft choice Rocco Grimaldi might be stepping a little outside his expertise in telling girls how to dress, no?

Stringing together a few of Grimaldi’s Tweets yesterday, for example:

Ladies, you can help us guys out big time. Put your boobs away and everything else that is hanging out. Guys have a hard enough time with… that temptation without u helping it along. When did being a beautiful girl become dressing with the least amount of clothes on? When did… what u wear become a competition? Before you dress ask, “Does this outfit honor God, does it honor my body, does it help serve/love my… brothers? If it’s a no to any of those questions, then u shouldn’t wear that outfit #ThinkBeforeYouDress

To be fair, he has a few words for how men treat women, too. (i.e. “Guys, when did sleeping with every girl u can make u a man? Anyone can lay with a woman…”) Umm. Okay.

I’ll admit, it’s sort of fascinating to be privy to players personal opinions, but there’s a TMI quality that inevitably creeps into it, too. Greg Wyshinski the other day (sorry, I can’t seem to find the direct link, so I’m operating a bit on memory here) referred to the fact the modern era of the NHL now has a “reality tv” aspect to it, given the demand for and pervasiveness of uncensored access.

He’s right, but sometimes I wish I knew a little bit less about our hockey idols and idols-to-be.

Really, there’s a lot of things I’m happy and interested to know about young Mr. Grimaldi… but his opinion on thigh-highs and tube tops really isn’t one of them.

Oh well. C’est la vie. Maybe the net result of this will shame me into classier clothes.

I’ll do my best, Mr. Grimaldi.

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*hat-tip to Matthew Hendley at the Palm Beach New Times.
*I also just saw that Wyshinski commented on Grimaldi’s tweets earlier today as well

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