Thursday, July 26, 2012

Brad Richard's reaction to Body Issue 2012

Brad Richards is pleased with how his inclusion in ESPN The Magazine’s body issue turned out. The Murray Harbour native was one of 26 athletes to appear in the magazine, which hit newsstand about two weeks ago, with little more than a hockey stick, basketball, football or a baseball bat. “Everything I’ve heard has been good and positive,” Richards said. “I probably won’t be doing it too many times again, but it was a good experience to try it out and it came out good.” So, what’s the reaction been like from the teammates? “They’ve all gave me their two cents,” Richards said with a laugh. “I’m sure I will hear more when I get back to training camp.” The 32-year-old New York Rangers centre said his manager brought him the idea at the end of the hockey season. Richards said initially he had his apprehensions, but once he heard it was going to be a hockey-related shot and athletic, he decided to do the photo shoot. “I probably won’t be doing it too many times again, but it was a good experience to try it out and it came out good.” - Brad Richards, New York Rangers hockey player It is the magazine’s fourth body issue includes creative photograph, interviews and features. Richards appears in the magazine naked taking a shot with a hockey stick. “To be honest with you, you do a lot of those poses throughout your career, but with equipment on,” he said in a video interview on the magazine’s website. Source:

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Love for Hockey

Reasons why I feel bad for people who aren’t hockey fans: You get to watch hot grown men act gay with each other (there’s a lot of touching, embracing, sometimes kissing, shirtless ordeals in the locker room especially while wearing spandex, etc.) You can interact easily with the players through Twitter and there’s a good chance you’ll meet a player at least once in your life Hockey players have the best personalities and will make you laugh hysterically, guaranteed Since hockey is so fast-paced, there are one too many derps. Some guys fall all the time (#HartnellDown) and some just can’t keep a normal face (Toews, Paille…) The celebrations are either really adorable or really funny (#Landeskoging… Anisimov - shoot the goalie!) There are more bromances in hockey than almost any other sport. Some of the most popular ones are Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin, and there used to be Talbot and Fleury A lot of the players increase their good looks by having foreign accents or speaking French. Some of them pronounce words funny and it’s adorable. David Krejci says ‘together’ as ‘togedder’ and Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Bryzgalov, and almost every other Russian have broken English. They use parentheses when they’re happy))) and when they’re sad(((. Bryzgalov says things such as “my husky basically hot girl” and “hot chocolate such nice drink with marshamallow ))” Fighting is another big part. It’s really exciting and who doesn’t love seeing men on skates beat the shit out of each other? Sometimes it’s a one on one fight and other times it’s a full on brawl. The goalies may even get involved. All men aside, the game in general is to die for. The fast-paced, heart-wrenching action and the fact that it’s a game of inches is guaranteed to take about ten years off your life. But it’s not just a game - it’s so much more. So if you’re not a hockey fan, take the time to sit down one day and watch a period or two. It could change your life. I know it changed mine.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two Brad Richards interview in French