It is a well documented fact that I love lumberjacks.
Okay, so not actual lumberjacks (considering I’ve never met one) but guys who look like lumberjacks. Tall. Scruffy. Woodsy. Unabashedly manly.
For this week’s Foxy Friday, I’ve decided to honor Columbus Blue Jackets right winger, Rick Nash – the original NHL Lumberjack.
In all honesty, I’d totally forgotten about Nasher. But then he goes and makes the All-Star Team again and like the tulips in the Boston Public Gardens in the spring…my love is renewed.
Can you really blame me for forgetting about him? He plays in a small market team that very rarely, if ever, plays mine. (read: Not on TV) His team is never on Versus or NHL on NBC. (read: Not on TV) I’m so delighted that he got some screen time at the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft. Seeing him NOT be so horribly awkward like a majority of the other players make me realized the reason why I’d loved him in the first place. Nasher at All-Star Draft.
So, why is Nasher so Foxy?
- the 2010 Season stats – 23 goals, 21 assists, 5 GWG
- the hair
- the beard
- the lips
- 1st overall pick in the 2002 Entry Draft
- the fact that he’s remained loyal to CBJ when I’m sure he’s had the chance to go to a large market team
- won the 2009 NHL Foundation Player Award for his work in the community (read: big softie)
- Olympic Gold Medalist
Ricky, the fire in my heart burns for you once more.
And thanks to newly found videos on the Bluejackets’ website, I promise that it will never again die out.
(See Exhibit A: Water bottle = Stanley Cup?)Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Foxy Friday, Lumberjacks, rick nash