Ryan Malone told police he was ‘baffled’ there was cocaine in his pocket

Ryan-MaloneFree agent NHL forward Ryan Malone was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence and possession of cocaine back in April. He apparently auditioned for the TV show “Cops” during his run-in with police.

According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone immediately went to the “that’s not mine” excuse when an officer found a bag of cocaine in his pocket.

Malone told (officer) Visser he didn’t believe the officer planted the drugs on him, according to the documents, but he was “baffled” because he was wearing the same jeans for three days.

“I asked where it came from,” Visser wrote in his report. “And he said he was just shocked.”

If you’re going to pretend the coke isn’t yours, that’s fine. It never works, but to each his own. The part I don’t get is why he told the officer that he had been wearing the same jeans for three days. Did Malone think that would help his case? At least say they’re somebody else’s pants. Amateurs…

Malone was bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning a few weeks after his arrest.

H/T Deadspin

Teemu Selanne reportedly offered $10 million a season by KHL team Jokerit

Teemu Selanne DucksThe top hockey team in Finland is joining the KHL next season and doing everything possible to sign Finnish hockey legend Teemu Selanne.

According to hockey reporter Juha Hiitela, Finnish club Jokerit has offered Selanne $10 million a season. They want him so badly they are even offering him the Vin Scully deal; for $5 million, he would only have to play in home games.

Selanne confirmed the offer from Jokerit but says only playing half the team’s games might not be a good thing. It would probably be difficult to stay in peak shape and develop chemistry with his teammates if he were only playing in half of the team’s games.

Selanne, 44, has pondered retirement on and off for years. He even briefly retired after the Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

Teemu says his NHL days are over. He is 11th all time in goals and 15th in career points.

Jarret Stoll used the Stanley Cup as a ball marker


Jarret Stoll is enjoying his time with the Stanley Cup. The Los Angeles Kings center seems to be taking the massive piece of hardware with him wherever he goes, including the putting green.

Most people would probably secure the Stanley Cup to their golf cart if they felt the need to bring it out on the links, but Stoll found a different use for it. Hopefully he didn’t have to mark his ball in anyone’s line, because Stoll used the trophy as a ball marker.

Meanwhile, Erin Andrews is still waiting for her proposal while Stoll is unleashing these shenanigans.

H/T Eye on Golf

Dustin Brown had funny exchange with FedEx guy


A FedEx delivery man recently realized that he was delivering a package to Dustin Brown’s house, so he just had to say something. But unlike a person who sees a celebrity or athlete in the streets and doesn’t know what to say, the FedEx guy had at least some time to think. Yet all he could come up with was “Rangers rule!”

As the Stanley Cup Finals showed us, the Rangers don’t rule. The Los Angeles Kings do, which is why they easily defeated the Rangers in five games. Brown more or less pointed that out when he called out the delivery guy on Twitter.

The FedEx guy could have said nothing at all, and that would have been a waste of a great opportunity. We applaud him for the idea — the execution needs a little work.

H/T Extra Mustard

Tyler Seguin lets someone hit golf ball off his crotch (Video)

Tyler Seguin had a breakout year with the Dallas Stars last season, and he is currently training hard in hopes of duplicating it in a few months. And as any good hockey player would tell you, there is nothing more important than a strong core.

One of the ways Seguin is strengthening his core is by allowing people to hit golf balls off his crotch. He took some time to work out while hosting the Fourth Period’s Charity Golf Classic on Thursday.

“Didn’t think this would be happening at my first golf tourny,” he wrote on Instagram. Thank god he was a pro. Awesome day big shoutout to the 150+ people that came #tfpclassic #charity #golf #nhl”

Seguin said having the ball hit off his groin area “tickled.” I’d say that makes him a pretty lucky guy. We can only imagine how wrong that could have gone.


H/T SI Hot Clicks

Eric Lindros was supposedly a huge a-hole as a rookie

Eric-Lindros-FlyersEric Lindros was apparently an enormous jackass during his rookie season in the NHL, at least to one particular referee. Former NFL player and official Paul Stewart wrote an entertaining column for the Huffington Post recently to share some tales from his officiating career. You may never see Lindros in the same light again after hearing one of Stewart’s stories.

Stewart says he was working a home-and-home between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils during Lindros’ rookie season in 1992. The first game “got chippy” as time winded down, and Lindros and Scott Stevens were given roughing penalties in the final five minutes of the third period. Lindros must have held a grudge, because here’s what Stewart says happened before the second game:

The start of the game at the Spectrum was delayed several minutes. I had to wait for the red light on the scorer’s table to indicate that the broadcast had returned from a commercial and it was OK to drop the opening faceoff.

During the delay, I made small talk with several of the Devils and Flyers on the ice. I said hello to Mark Recchi and talked to Bernie Nicholls. I then tried to greet the 19-year-old rookie Lindros.

“Hey, Eric. How are things going? How’s your dad?” I asked.

The response: “[Bleep] you. Just drop the [bleeping] puck already.”

Lindros was apparently in a bad mood because he’d recently missed 12 games with a knee injury, the team was in a losing skid, and he’d had a tough game in New Jersey. This game was also played about a week after Lindros had to go to court in Toronto after the Koo Koo Bananas incident. You know what? Those were his problems, not mine. But we were about to have a mutual problem.

If the story ended there, you would probably just think Lindros was a punk kid who wasn’t in the mood to chat. But it got worse. Stewart says he gave Lindros a high-sticking penalty right off the opening face-off and didn’t let him get away with anything because of his poor attitude. Lindros allegedly decided to get even in a classless way.

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Claude Giroux apologizes for grabbing a cop’s butt


Claude Giroux brought us what will likely go down as the most entertaining arrest of the NHL offseason on Tuesday night when he was detained for grabbing a police officer’s ass multiple times. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers star issued a statement and offered no excuses for his actions.

“I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor,” Giroux wrote, via Randy Miller of NJ.com.

“Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted. I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and specifically the individual officer. I will be making no further public comment on this matter.”

Sounds like Giroux was trying to make his buddies laugh, and he’s lucky no charges were filed. From the way the situation was described, he could have easily been charged with assault on a police officer. The Flyers said they would not be commenting on the incident and that the matter would be handled internally.

It’s probably safe to say Giroux learned a valuable lesson — don’t get drunk and goose anyone, let alone a cop.

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