If we had to brainstorm events we’d pay good money for, Sidney Crosby delivering dessert and wine would be up there on the list.
The Penguins’ annual Skates & Plates event was held last night, where the players wait tables, raise funds for charity and try not to spill food on people. (I’d take care of that myself in this company.)
On the Pens team, you can have one of two haircuts. The Flow, which Orpik and Vitale are growing into behind the fearless, forever lead of Letang:
Or the Practical Dad, worn best while standing together in family portraits.
BSutts parts to the left, like he’s cooler.
Here’s proof on an actual dad:
And on a future hot dad:
Dammit, Sid. I’m not complaining, but we were really into this Clark Kent thing you had going there for a minute:
Was it too much work? Bangs under a helmet not that comfortable? I know, look at Letang all the time and get itchy for a hair tie.
Glaringly Panic-Inducingly Potentially-Catastrophically Noticeably missing from this event was James Neal’s hair, and the rest of him.
Immediate reaction, in order, from Lindsay, me and Alison:
Nealmobile skipped yesterday’s practice on a “maintenance day.” So did Kunitz, but that Monchichi was delivering dessert at Skates & Plates. Even Duper was there. Bylsma said the status of Neal & Kunitz would be re-evaluated today, prior to the Pens home & home vs. Philly this weekend.
A note to James Neal: Lindsay, Alison and I will be at the game in Pittsburgh in 8 days, 2 hours and 46 minutes. So you have that long to:
- get healthy
- grow out your beard
You got all that?
There is video and a full story, complete with Crosby making the day of some little girl and Borts’s strategy for the most tips (Dear Alison, send money). There’s also a rather abbreviated photo gallery. Start saving for next year.Tags: beau bennet, brandon sutter, brooks orpik, james neal, joe vitale, Kris Letang, marc-andre fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins, robert bortuzzo, Sidney Crosby