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Dustin Brown had funny exchange with FedEx guy

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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.

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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

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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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Claude Giroux arrested for ‘repeatedly grabbing buttocks of male police officer’

Claude-Giroux-FlyersPhiladelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux was reportedly arrested in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday night when he allegedly got a little handsy with a police officer. And by handsy, we mean Giroux has been accused of grabbing the buttocks of a male officer multiple times.

Danielle Bell of the Ottawa Sun has some of the details:

Although few details were immediately available, a source said Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

A witness and sources say the incident occurred outside The Great Canadian Cabin in the Byward Market club district. They say officers were inside the bar when one officer had his butt grabbed by a patron. The officer told the patron not to behave like that, but was grabbed again. At that point, the patron was taken outside and arrested. The officer involved did not initially recognize Giroux.

Giroux reportedly spent the night in jail, but he is expected to be released on Wednesday without any criminal charges. Hopefully the 26-year-old will only need to be told once the next time he’s grabbing a cop’s butt without permission.

Giroux was third in the NHL in total points last season after scoring 28 goals and notching 58 assists. The Flyers said they are aware of the situation but will withhold comment until more information is known.

H/T Deadspin

Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared drunk at NHL Awards (Video)

Cuba-Gooding-Jr-drunkCuba Gooding Jr, apparently a huge hockey fan in addition to being an award-winning actor, was chosen to be a presenter at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. He was on stage far too long.

Gooding Jr.’s entire appareance was like a bad car accident that you feel bad staring at but just can’t bring yourself to look away. We don’t know if he was hammered, on something or just in the mood to act a fool, but he created plenty of awkward moments during segments that were intended to be serious in nature.

At one point, Cuba asked Mark Messier and Adam Graves to make a “reverse Oreo” with him before demanding several times that they stop touching his ass.

I somehow sat through all eight minutes of that, but it was incredibly difficult to watch. You almost felt bad for anyone who had to take the stage with Gooding Jr. He probably shouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t invited back next year.

H/T The Big Lead

LA mayor Eric Garcetti drops F-bomb during Kings rally (Video)

The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings were honored on Monday with a parade through the streets of LA and a rally at the Staples Center. In traditional fashion, the mayor of the city gave fans a pep talk and spoke about how proud of the team he is. However, LA mayor Eric Garcetti’s speech was a bit different from most.

Garcetti stole the show by dropping a premeditated F-bomb.

“There are two rules in politics,” he said. “They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f—in’ day. Way to go, guys.”

Garcetti held up an aluminum Bud Light bottle as he dropped the F-bomb, so I guess he felt the occasion called for breaking both rules.

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Kings president of business operations and hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille was later called upon to address to crowd.

“Well, we told our players not to cuss,” Robitaille said jokingly. “Thanks.”

That’s certainly one way to secure some votes for reelection.

Video via Eye on Hockey