Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Down in front!!

So last night Kendra and I went to the Avalanche game -- go there for more recap. Anyhoo.
“I have really great seats” she said. Yeah, um that was like the understatement of the century. Because they WERE really great – if by “really great” you mean “separated from the Avs bench by glass.” Holy shit. So if you watched the game, well, you may have seen us in the shots of the bench. We’d be the two girls drinking vodka tonics and whispering about BOYS. What? No, I meant HOCKEY. Whispering about HOCKEY. Hockey Boys.
There they were – right in front of me. Dan Hinote. Joe Sakic. A bunch of guys who I had no clue who they were. However, by the end of the game, I knew who they were, even though I couldn’t pronounce their names. Skrastins – who Kendra affectionately named, um, something inappropriate that sounds sorta similar. Vaananen -- “It sounds like that Muppets song ‘mahnahmahnah.’” And of course, Boughner. Heh. There were ridiculous puns that aren’t going to be mentioned here. There were A LOT of stealth camera phone pictures. There were the requisite jokes about hockey terms. Penalties for hooking. Heh. Penalties for holding the stick. Double Heh. The requisite jokes and observations about the people who act like crazy people when the big screen camera is on them.
Anyway. I’ve actually met Dan Hinote and I find him to be gorgeous. I’m VERY partial to men with dark hair and light eyes, and lucky for him, well, he has both. So he’s my new Avalanche boyfriend – only because Peter Forsberg is no longer with us. (Sigh. You always remember your first hockey love.) Although I might be persuaded to leave Hinote for Ossi Vaananen. Because at first, Kendra and I just made fun of his name – but since he sat in front of us for most of the game, well, we saw a lot of his pretty pretty face when he’d come off the ice. I will say that I showed remarkable restraint when I refrained from pressing my lips up against the glass. I thought about it, I wanted to, but I thought it might not look altogether “cool.” I did notice, however, that even when he’s all sweaty and his hair is wet and curling out the bottom of his helmet, Dan Hinote has the most gorgeous skin. And you know that under all that padding, well, all I can say is what I said all night: “ohhhhhh to be a pair of hockey paaaaaants…”

Seriously. Look at him. SO PRETTY.
The Avs won the game. I know it sounds like we didn’t pay much attention to it, but honestly? It was hard to see around all of the players when they would stand up. But I couldn’t very well yell “Down in front!!!” Plus, they totally blew out the St. Louis Blues – 6-1. Nice work boys. Nice work.
*Just an FYI -- all the pictures are ones I took myself, except for the last one of Hinote. That was courtesy of our local CBS affiliate*

20 comments:

Whinger said...

I think hockey would be much more interesting if the goalies could move the goals around.

Kendra said...

Bob Boughner, I heart you.
I can't friggin believe his real first name is Bob.
Oh and also, I'm still giggling about the penalty for hold the stick. Stick holding is a hoot.

C. said...

I love me some Hockey Ambs!!! Go Dallas Stars.. Mike Modano is awesome... Glad you get to go to the Av's games... My kinda girl I tell ya..

Laterz,

C.

Cheryl said...

Wow, how did you get those seats? I am jealous.

dasi said...

You know what's nice? The fact that your cute hockey guy still has all his teeth! Or a really good dentist... I mean, they LOOK real... Who cares, anyway?? Hottie!! (How is it that the ice doesn't melt, I ask you???)

D'Andre said...

Hello Ms. Denver!!! I was at the Avs game on Saturday... I will be back to read more. Nice commentary..

Sandra said...

Wow hockey is much more interesting than I realized! And much prettier.

Sass said...

Sounds like you two had fun. But from that picture he looks like a Tony or a Joey. I can totally hear him saying,

Eh Oh, Oh Ah

Girl Next Door said...

Hockey boys are the BEST athletes! They are cute in great shape and SMART.

Not sure about all that "stick" handling though! (giggle)

GNDTX

C. said...

Just got finished reading a "certain" story and had to comee see you.. ;)

C.

Jill said...

"I will say that I showed remarkable restraint when I refrained from pressing my lips up against the glass." Priceless. Remarkable restraint, indeed.

Kris said...

Oh I LOVE hockey. And I LOVE being close to them. Good stuff! You are the envy of hockey ladies everywhere!

Marissa said...

Oooh I LOVE hockey boys! So hot!

beckibee said...

Yummy boys! I love hockey....players!

Word Verification: Kwiss....like Kiss with sumptin' sumptin' extra...

rob said...

Nice seats for the game, but being a Huge Kings fan, I'm obliged to say that the Avs suck!! Nothing personal...:-)

Marie said...

Wow! Those are incredible seats. I'd love to be that close to some of those hottie hockey players. Mmmm!

Aliecat said...

Wow, that guy still has all his teeth! Amazing!

Hope said...

How DID you get those seats?!?! I went to a Buffalo Sabres game on Saturday and we were sitting in the nosebleed section, although I did get Jeff some decent seats to a game in February, but they were EXPENSIVE!

Jeff used to be a hockey player so he's got me learning all the guy's names. His favorite is Maxim Afinogenov. He says it over and over.

Maybe at the Senators game I'll have a better view of what the boys actually look like!

Kyahgirl said...

you gals are so lucky. That would have been a blast. Nice pics Amber!

Silver J said...

Holy hockey hotness.

I'm stuck with the Caps.