Roster photos are like a walk through a mine field. Never have so many attractive guys looked like they were kidnapped, stuffed in a trunk and taken to a Walmart Portrait Studio.
Remember that one parent with the plastic comb that “fixed” everyone’s hair on school picture day? That parent was absent from the Penguins locker room.
Meanwhile, all capable Pens grow light brown facial hair. That’s an order.
The Blackhawks must have had a big night out before their photos. This has Walk of Shame written all over it.
But not Toews. He doesn’t like fun. He wakes up every morning looking like the high school quarterback who never signed your yearbook, just left you dreaming about that time he breathed on you in the hallway outside English.
I don’t know what happened to Viktor Stalberg here, but this picture isn’t even on Tumblr. It’s been shunned by the church and we don’t talk about it anymore.
The Capitals, oh man. Should I be worried that this half of the team:
Pink edit,but I couldn’t find Brooksy anywhere else!
.. isn’t friends with this half of the team? Because friends don’t let friends get photographed like this.
Then again, has anyone told Mike Green? I will submit this whole blog to “What Not to Wear.” Exhibit One: From last year to this year…
I am 99% weeping and 1% wondering if he has the stigmata.
Tampa Bay obviously has the right idea about photos in general, what with the beaches and the shirtless and the flexing. But here, Vinny has never looked so French. He’s the mean food critic from Ratatouille.
Tom Pyatt has the look I get when trying to remember if he’s Tom or Taylor.
And of course, from the Jonathan Toews School of Upstaging Everyone:
Now that Ebs & Hall have As up in Edmonton, RNH can’t figure out who he should be listening to.
I can’t deal with the Hurricanes right now. The Southeast Division is too crowded with people I love for Jordan Staal to be both Jordan Staal AND be in this jersey. He needs to pick one.
Because there’s already Intern Jeff Skinner. Look how proud he is of that hair.
It’s not surprising the Rangers run a tight ship. Like the Yankees before them, their grooming standards are top notch and they don’t let just anybody in looking homeless and hungover. Looking foxy is very serious in NYC.
I don’t see new shots of Nash & Richards, so I’m holding out hope we can mess up their hair first.
Update: All the Rangers photos. We didn’t get there in time beat slicked-back. (Thanks Beth!)
I’m not going through the Senators roster because frankly, I don’t know them well enough. I do know that when 95% of your team is smiling for the camera, like they’re actually really excited, that I get excited too. Overall best in show so far, Ottawa – except that one guy circled below. Party pooper.
A quick search for San Jose yielded only one photo – but it’s enough. Just put this down for every name on the roster. Brent Burns appears to be guest-starring on Sponge Bob Square Pants or Moonshiners.
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