Friday, September 28, 2007

NHL 07-08 Squee-View: Minnesota Wild






The Minnesota Wild elicited a thundering response from its faithful. Kirsten was all over it. WildChild provided photographic evidence. And even KW chimed in. And they all said the same thing:the Wild aren't that cute. They aren't freaks or anything, but not the kinds of dudes who are going to give you the vapors. We'll open with Brian Rolston, who seems to be the closest the Wild have to an older heartthrob. Now, I have no idea why Brian Rolston chooses to have his chin look like a porn star's vagina, but if you can look past that landing strip soul patch thing, he's a nice-looking man. Then we have enforcer Derek Boogaard, who makes Dustin Pennersquee look dainty. Boogeyman is a thug, but he's cute for a thug. And off-ice he has a distinctly collegiate appearance. Probably more like the steroid dude in The Program, but still. The glasses kind of make him for me. And the Wild are bolstered both on ice and in the team photo by goalie Nicklas Backstrom (goalie, not Cap). Backstrom was a rock star last year, maintaining the lowest GAA in the NHL (I think) and seeming waaaay too comfortable in a split. He's a looker, though. And loves puppies! Lastly, we'll point to Mikko Koivu, or Koivu the Younger and less saintly. I like Baby Koivu because he looks like Ralphie from A Christmas Story, all grown up. I would kind of like to send Mrs. Koivu some flowers, actually. Or a Leg Lamp. The Brothers Koivu have two of the greatest faces, and definitely the greatest names, in the NHL. The Wild made the playoffs this year and I think they'll return. However, this all hinges on whether or not Marion Gaborik's groin tries to escape from his body for the millionth time. Gabby's got enough surrounding him, including his life partner and fellow Wonder Twin Pavol Demitra. If this crazy couple can stay on the ice, magic will happen.

MVP: Marian Gaborik
MVSquee: Mikko Koivu

15 comments:

Heather B. said...

Forget the Staals. The Koivus are the real hottie NHL brothers.

And Boogaard! Those glasses! I had no idea. No. idea.

Kirsten said...

Mikko Koivu is much, much cuter than Saku, and he has this lovely twinkle to him. He also hit on me and my friends, has a habit of wearing blue, which looks fantastic on him, and got hot when I wasn't looking at some point.

I'm pretty sure Boogaard knows it, since he ALWAYS wears his glasses at signings.

wildchild said...

Yeah, an errata is in order here. As much as I would LOVE to have the hotness that is that second pic on my team, it's Henrik Lundqvist and I can't lay claim to that.

Plus, that massively squee-inducing pic of Backstrom needs to be shared with the world.

Mikko is totally Euro-cute. Even ignoring the fact that I can't stand the Staal brothers, the Koivus are a million times hotter.

Margee said...

Lundqvist! That sonofabitch ruins everything!

k.w. said...

My wife is kinda pissed you left Brent Burns off the list. As she said, he has sort of a "slobbery fratboy" look about him. Just FYI.

Kirsten said...

Did I send the wrong picture by mistake?! Shit. That's what happens when you take cold medicine and don't sleep. Sorry!

Kate said...

I had no idea Derek Boogaard was so hot. In my mind all enforcers are hideous barbarians (not the good, sexy barbarians). Glasses are SUCH an effective tool for confusing my "hot detector".

Steph said...

Um, someone needs to tell Kirsten to stop leaving her pictures of Boogaard with dorky glasses all over the place. It's affecting my desire to hate him negatively.

k.w. said...

What does it mean to get "the vapors"? Seriously.

wildchild said...

Aw c'mon! Don't hate the Boogeyman...

http://209.85.48.9/889/77/upload/p4160119.jpg

Bitchany said...

Uhm...what about Brent Burns he kind of looks attractive sometimes...if you squint and turn to the right...maybe it's just me...

Kirsten said...

I will when you stop denying his awesomeness...

Steph said...

Dammit! No! No more with the glasses!

Asura said...

Koivu is Birch in English, in case you didn't know. Doesn't sound that exotic now, does it? Most Finnish names are rather mundane when translated to English.

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