What Happens In Vancouver Becomes International News When You’re Not Wearing Pants

By 10 am yesterday morning, nearly everyone with access to a radio feed in Chicago or an internet connection found out how good of a weekend Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg, and John Madden had.  While the story is endlessly entertaining, it’s relatively harmless (unless you’re Mrs. John Madden).  Three guys thought it would be no harm to get in a limo with a bunch of 5’s, take their shirts off, and agree to have their pictures taken.  Probably not the smartest idea, but hardly criminal behavior.

Any comparisons between Patrick Kane’s summer activity in Buffalo and a weekend in Vancouver are way off base.  Committing a felony and having your picture taken with no shirt on (and later, no pants) is like asparagus and oranges.  The guy enjoys his nightlife; this was a fairly well-known fact before his brush with the law in July.  If anything, he continues to make JWoww squirm with his antics.  That makes him ok in my world.

The only thing I find to be hilarious/pathetic/depressing: What in the world is John Madden doing?  He’s 36 years old and probably the only person in the car who’s been in the zip code of a four-year university.  That got me thinking….You know who else is?  Stan Bowman.  Could you imagine seeing little Stan in his Spider-Man underwear flexing for the whole world?  Now that would be a picture I’d pay to own.

Anyways, the story will likely die as quickly as it was born and I don’t think I’m alone in thinking, “Who cares?”

Unless of course, you’re this guy, and you’re ready to indict the team for not caring because three guys went out drinking and were foolish enough to have their pictures taken sans shirts.

–David Haugh profiles Stan Bowman as he prepares for the trade deadline.  Nothing earth-shattering here except maybe this:

When Bowman’s not scouting junior-league prospects on off nights, he has been monitoring NHL rumors and gossip like a basement blogger.

As someone who does the majority of ‘blogging’ from my bedroom, I resent that statement. 

*On the Farm*

It wasn’t a very fun night at the Rockford MetroCentre on Wednesday night.  The IceHogs welcomed in the Hamilton Bulldogs and it didn’t take very long for them to make themselves at home.  The Bulldogs scored once in the first, twice in the second, and twice in the third for a 5-0 win. 

Corey Crawford was pulled a minute and a half into the third period after allowing 4 goals on 21 shots.  Joseph Fallon came on in relief and stopped 9 of the 10 shots he faced.

Shawn Lalonde had no points and was a -4 in a 7-2 loss to the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors.

Kyle Beach scored his 30th goal of the season (a new career high), added an assist, and had his first fight since the 2nd of January in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins.  Beach fought Zach Habscheid after Habscheid checked a Spokane player from behind.

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23 Responses to What Happens In Vancouver Becomes International News When You’re Not Wearing Pants

  1. Lou says:

    JWoww was directing and Standbow was working the camera

  2. Michelle says:

    HA, I just got blasted by some of the girls, telling me I had some nerve saying drop it, boys will be boys, all I care about is the wins.

  3. Dave Morris says:

    Hockey players are such nice boys compared to some of the characters in other pro sports.

    Caption contest for the photos comin’ up…

    “Is that a pistol in your pants or are you just glad to see me?”

    “So are you going top shelf or five hole?”

    “I’ve been squeezing the stick a little too much lately, so I decided I’m just going to shoot when I get the chance.”

  4. Andy says:

    Are Beach’s numbers inflated due to his familiarity with the league or is he really starting to get it?

    No big deal, young stars enjoying themselves on the road (apparently without the aide of Fluery/Probert types of enjoyment, thank goodness).

    Please don’t blind link an article from Rosenbloom (the second half of the Dumb and Dumber tandem with Jay Moronotti)!

  5. Otter says:

    Could tomorrow’s post by pass tonights game and focus on this question? Who would win in a fight: Georges Laraque or Kyle Beach? Thanks.

  6. Lee says:

    Take a look at Beach’s fight on Hockey fights.com. He absolutly destroys this guy after the guy hit one of Beach’s teamates in the back into the boards. I love it, he can score and he can fight

  7. John says:

    Re: Beach…He’s having a very good season, but like you said, this is his 5th year in the W so take that for what it’s worth. I’m much more interested to see how he plays in Rockford when his season with Spokane ends. Up until then, I’m still hesitant to claim he’s figured anything out.

    Nice try Otter. You already have me digging through archives trying to figure out who was the hot goalie in the 2002 playoffs.

  8. Lou says:

    @ Lee, and he can take a lot of dumb penalties too because of his Immaturity. He has potential but he has to grow up to play on this team. i hope he is the answer b/c if he doesn’t he will be in Rockford and we all will have to hear more of the same old, same old

  9. John says:

    Oh and let me also apologize for blind linking Rosen…won’t happen again.

  10. Dave Morris says:

    Here’s what Q had to say about Steeg and Madden’s off-ice activity, which led to their line picking up points against the Oil after a long drought:

    “Hopefully this will get them back going.”

    Nothing like a little R n’ R to stimulate production.

  11. Lou says:

    John, I’ll personally act as the enforcer and cross check Andy if he gets lippy

  12. Dave Morris says:

    @Lou> can you skate? Sounds like there’s a job for you as a Hawk.

  13. Lou says:

    Not in the least but let’s just say I spend some quality time with him at the UC

  14. Dave Morris says:

    @Lee> Laraque is still available. The NHL has blocked his transfer to Sweden. Are you behind this development?

  15. Lee says:

    No, I was pushing for Lou to be the enforcer

  16. Dave Morris says:

    Lee> now all we need to know is, if Lou is more like Bob Probert, Stu Grimson or Dave Manson…or David Koci.
    😉

  17. Matthew Dirt says:

    I do all my blogging from the futon… I did use to live in a garden apartment but I don’t think that counts as the basement though

  18. Lou says:

    I’m a lover not a fighter. I believe in peace harmony and a strict cumbaya diet. Really, honest. I am not kidding here

  19. Dave Morris says:

    @Lou, come on…one minute you’re The Enforcer and the next you’re Lovable Lou.

    Are you sure you’re not *really* Gentle Ben Eager in disguise?

  20. Dave Morris says:

    Hawks win a HUGE game tonight.

    Here Come the Mighty M-F’in Blackhawks, baby.

  21. Lou says:

    I’ll never tell. But I would bet more on Probert than the Lady Byng

  22. Andy says:

    Don’t buy the lovable Lou routine. All you need to know is that he was a Jocelyn Lemiuex fanatic. Bought the jersey after the pasting of Harold Snepts and everything.

  23. Lee says:

    Actually never having met Lou, I think he would be more like Reggie Fleming!

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