Mike Murphy (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

The Hottest NHL Players of 2011


Jeff Skinner...come back to us soon! (Photo Credit: Renee Kalicicki)

Let me first apologize to my male readers and fellow Cardiac Cane writer, Dan, for this incredibly sexist and offense (yet delicious) post. Ottawa Citizen recently posted their 30 Hottest NHL Players list of 2011 and it was an epic fail in the eyes of this southern gal. I can appreciate their efforts, but perhaps we have a different taste in the south.

These delectable picks are in no specific order. I will leave that up to you. I did, however, categorize them by beauty type. Click the links for more pictures ladies.

The Noah Wylie Beauties

It was around 1996 when women went crazy for that wholesome, guy next door look.

  • Young and wholesome Jeff Skinner must be my first mention. Perfect smile, sick hands, and dimples you want to lick. (Please hold, I need a minute.)
  • Sidney Crosby and his full lips would tempt even the purest of housewives.
  • Honorable Mentions: Zach Parise, Justin Faulk, and Brandon Sutter must be mentioned. Faulk’s wing should be plastered in gold and hung above the freak’in mantle. Sutter’s boyish grin and great sense of humor make him totally drool worthy. Parise is a given.

    So pretty...want to touch. (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

The Sinfully Gorgeous

  • Henrik Lundqvist has a level of handsome that should be illegal. It borderlines on causing pain.
  • Newly recalled Sabres’ forward Derek Whitmore is the only thing I will ever like about Buffalo.
  • The eyes of Taylor Pyatt are so wrong they must have been crafted by the devil himself.
  • Maxim Lapierre. His name is Maxim…point made, case closed.
  • Honorable Mentions: Shea Weber and Scottie Upshall get a nod here.

The Tall, Dark, and Handsome

  • Ray Emery is a 6’2” dreamboat. You hope guys like this will enter your dreams saying, “I’m your huckleberry.”
  • Scott Gomez of Montreal may lack the wings, but his looks certainly make up for it.

    Ray Emory (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters)

  • Sheldon Souray is tall, dark, and H-O-T.
  • The 6’3” winger from Boston, Benoit Pouliot, is an honorable mention along with Jonathan Ericsson of the Detroit Red Wings.

Fine Finns

  • I know I have some Finnish lovers amongst my readers, so I give you Mikko Koivu.
  • I would also be remised to skip Tuomo Ruutu and his heart-melting sideways grin.
  • Sami Lepisto is a Finn that can bring a girl to her knees.
  • Valtteri Filppula and Teemu Selanne get the honorable mentions in this class of beauties.

The Incredible, Flexible Goalie

  • Netminders have a group all of their own. What can I say…I have a soft spot for those masked bandits of the crease. Carey Price is an easy pick for this category, but even cuter is Cam Ward. He makes puppies look ugly.
  • I had the pleasure of plastering myself against Pekka Rinne in Las Vegas. It.Was.Amazing. (smokes cigarette)

    Oh Cam Ward. (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

  • Carolina’s new backup goalie, Brian Boucher, is definitely easy on the eyes. Canes know how to pick’em. When Cam and Bouch both let their scruff grow in a bit…forget about it. Put a fork in me, I am done.
  • My honorable mentions go to my boys of Carolina’s past and present: Mike Murphy, Justin Pogge, and Bobby Goepfert.
  • Did I mention King Henry already?!? Goo.

You may have looked at this list and thought it was a bit biased. Too bad, it’s mine Canes’ blog and I’ll crush if I want to. The point is simple…hockey births the biggest beauties in all of sports. I don’t know how it happens, I don’t care, I just appreciate it.

Let’s Go Canes! Let’s Go Checkers!

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Tags: Cam Ward Henrik Lundqvist Hot Players Jeff Skinner Jonathan Ericsson Justin Pogge Mike Murphy NHL Pekka Rinne Tuomo Ruutu

  • canesfan25

    @CardiacCaneFS Great list! Wouldn’t expect Pekka to be anything less than amazing… he comes to town 2/25

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @canesfan25 thank you!

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @rxnoslt Thx for the RT!

  • rxnoslt

    @CardiacCaneFS my pleasure!

  • canesfan25

    @CardiacCaneFS Great list! Wouldn’t expect Pekka to be anything less than amazing… he comes to town 2/25

    • CardiacCaneFS

      @canesfan25 thank you!

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @rxnoslt Thx for the RT!

    • rxnoslt

      @CardiacCaneFS my pleasure!

  • NCCaniac42

    Thank you.. much much much much much X1000 better than the Ottawa Citizen. @CardiacCaneFS your commentary always is funny, refreshing.. and the picks.. just darn right nice.. especially the illegal it hurts, King Hendrick… mmmmmm Thanks again.

  • NCCaniac42

    though i do see one Michigan Native Ryan Kesler missing from the list. That is ok, I have a pic of him on my phone.. :-)

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @NCCaniac42 did it meet your approval Leigh? Lol

  • NCCaniac42

    Thank you.. much much much much much X1000 better than the Ottawa Citizen. @CardiacCaneFS your commentary always is funny, refreshing.. and the picks.. just darn right nice.. especially the illegal it hurts, King Hendrick… mmmmmm Thanks again.

  • NCCaniac42

    though i do see one Michigan Native Ryan Kesler missing from the list. That is ok, I have a pic of him on my phone.. :-)

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @NCCaniac42 did it meet your approval Leigh? Lol

    • NCCaniac42

      @CardiacCaneFS Yes … still recovering from Lundqvist pic

  • NCCaniac42

    @CardiacCaneFS Yes … still recovering from Lundqvist pic

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @TheRatTrick Haha, that was on purpose for you Frank!

  • Bears3423

    Thanks for sharing the link @TheRatTrick. Following @CardiacCaneFS. Enjoyed the article. Was totally expecting stats, but not those kind!

  • CaniacLady17

    @CardiacCaneFS Gotta include JUSSI as the HOTTEST Fin. And, dont forget Matt Cullen & Dennis Seidenberg–my, oh, my….

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @CaniacLady17 Jussi?! Haha, I dont know about that. I could have went on for hours for sure!

  • CaniacLady17

    @CardiacCaneFS well, he make MY toes tingle!

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @Bears3423 @TheRatTrick We like to mix things up on Cardiac Cane! Thx.

  • CaniacLady17

    @CardiacCaneFS Oooops, let me say that again: Well, he makes MY toes tingle–got too flustered even to use the correct verb…

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @TheRatTrick Haha, that was on purpose for you Frank!

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @CaniacLady17 lol, oh I understand

  • Bears3423

    Thanks for sharing the link @TheRatTrick. Following @CardiacCaneFS. Enjoyed the article. Was totally expecting stats, but not those kind!

    • CardiacCaneFS

      @Bears3423 @TheRatTrick We like to mix things up on Cardiac Cane! Thx.

    • TheRatTrick

      @Bears3423 @CardiacCaneFS The reason there’s no stats is cause the Cane’s stats aren’t very good. So she went with looks.

      • CardiacCaneFS

        @TheRatTrick @Bears3423 Sad, but true.

      • Bears3423

        @TheRatTrick @CardiacCaneFS I prefer to observe hurricanes from afar ;)

  • CaniacLady17

    @CardiacCaneFS Gotta include JUSSI as the HOTTEST Fin. And, dont forget Matt Cullen & Dennis Seidenberg–my, oh, my….

    • CardiacCaneFS

      @CaniacLady17 Jussi?! Haha, I dont know about that. I could have went on for hours for sure!

      • CaniacLady17

        @CardiacCaneFS well, he make MY toes tingle!

      • CaniacLady17

        @CardiacCaneFS Oooops, let me say that again: Well, he makes MY toes tingle–got too flustered even to use the correct verb…

        • CardiacCaneFS

          @CaniacLady17 lol, oh I understand

  • TheRatTrick

    @Bears3423 @CardiacCaneFS The reason there’s no stats is cause the Cane’s stats aren’t very good. So she went with looks.

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @TheRatTrick @Bears3423 Sad, but true.

  • Bears3423

    @TheRatTrick @CardiacCaneFS I prefer to observe hurricanes from afar ;)

  • obxkerouac

    @CardiacCaneFS think there should be a follow up column of the hottest ice girl/squad/danc girls in the NHL… For the guys :) ..just saying

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @obxkerouac ask and you shall receive…

  • obxkerouac

    @CardiacCaneFS oh really ?? … You doing that column?- when is it out?

  • obxkerouac

    @CardiacCaneFS think there should be a follow up column of the hottest ice girl/squad/danc girls in the NHL… For the guys :) ..just saying

    • CardiacCaneFS

      @obxkerouac ask and you shall receive…

      • obxkerouac

        @CardiacCaneFS oh really ?? … You doing that column?- when is it out?

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  • maggiereaves

    @CardiacCaneFS I can’t imagine how many replies and debate you got on this!

    • TheMets philosophy

      Hey

  • CardiacCaneFS

    @maggiereaves lol. A ton. Missed a few good ones apparently.

  • maggiereaves

    @CardiacCaneFS I can’t imagine how many replies and debate you got on this!

    • CardiacCaneFS

      @maggiereaves lol. A ton. Missed a few good ones apparently.