Sunday, January 5, 2014

Let's Talk Taylor Pyatt

Taylor Pyatt - the newest hottie, um I mean member, of the Pittsburgh Penguins and obviously a very good reason for me to come out of my hibernation from HftL!!  Just look at those mesmerizing eyes of his!!! ;)

For those who are new to HftL, those regulars who need a memory jogger, or those who would just like to read it over again, HftL featured Pyatt as a "Western Conference Hottie" back when he was with the Vancouver Canucks (THANKS to Kena!) - CLICK HERE TO READ.

His NHL career began in 1999 after being selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the NHL draft by the New York Islanders.  Since then he's played for the Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, and New York Rangers.

He's a big body on the ice at 6'4" and 230 pounds (with a sexy deep voice to match ;) ) that allows him to be exceptional at finishing his checks and good in the corners mucking and grinding for those loose pucks.  Kinda reminds you of a certain former Penguin player named Jordan Staal.  That's not the only thing the two have in common as they both hail from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (there must be something in the air up there!).

Even at the young age of 32, Pyatt is unfortunately no stranger to tragedy.  Back in 2009, he tragically lost his fiancĂ©e, Carly Bragnalo, in a car accident while vacationing with her family in Jamaica just four months before the wedding.  A few years later, Pyatt opened up about the incident in a touching article, DUTHIE: COYOTES' TAYLOR PYATT DISCUSSES TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

And that's Taylor Pyatt in a nutshell - a great addition to the Penguins, but I have a feeling we'll definitely be talking a lot more about him here on HftL!!  In the meantime, you can add your own thoughts and observations in the comments - you know HftL LOVES your input!!! :)


Monday, April 29, 2013

It's A Girl ... Welcome Estelle Fleury!!

FINALLY!!!  The much-anticipated baby of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has arrived!!  Welcome little Estelle Fleury!!!  She was born sometime in the afternoon or evening this past Friday.  THANKS to all of you who kept me updated with your comments and emails!! :)

There had been some confusion last week as to if she was born or not (because there was a tweet that started mass buzz about her arrival when it only talked of the baby girl's name).

Apparently, the baby girl was clost to 10 pounds (I can only imagine since Veronique is so tiny!) and she doesn't have Fleury's teeth (and that's straight from the new daddy's mouth!)!!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARC-ANDRE, VERONIQUE AND THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Marc-Andre and Veronique Fleury to Welcome Baby SOON!!


As you all may know, Marc-Andre Fleury and his wife, Veronique, are expecting their first child any day now (she is due this month).

There have been "conflicting" reports as to her status, but what is known is that Fleury did not make the trip to Ottawa with the team for tonight's game.

Different reports say that she IS "in labor" while another says she's not in labor, but she's close to giving birth while yet another says that Fleury is home for the birth of his child, so as you can see I'm not quite sure what's going on, but it sounds like it could be soon.

Stay tuned, ladies, as you all KNOW that I will keep you posted for sure!! ;)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Did You See This Pic?

That's how the conversation started, innocently enough ... Kena (YES - THAT Kena ... remember her?  The previous WCH writer???!!!!).  Anyway, Kena texted me this pic and simply asked, "did you see this pic?"

Well, have any of YOU seen this pic??  Let's see how many of you react like I did and how many react like Kena did ...

THE PIC:


James Neal (I think - LOL!) welcoming newest Penguins defenseman, Douglas Murray

[Part of] THE CONVERSATION:

Stephanie: "No ... LOL!!"
Kena: "Sweet, huh."
S: If you're referring to Nealy's ass ... YES, SWEET!!!  Sweet Jesus!!
K: Ha ha.  You recognize him from just his ass?  I'm impressed!  Ha ha ha ha ... Poor Sid ...

... CONVERSATION continues ...

K: Although, I have now been made aware of Neal's ass, I will be pre-occupied for a while.  Lol
S: HAH!!

So, ladies, what caught YOUR eye in that pic??  Responses are welcome in the comments ... we'd love to hear from you!!!  You just GOTTA LOVE Under Armor!!! : D

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marc-Andre Fleury to Become Father this Spring!!


This past Sunday, we finally got confirmation that Marc-Andre Fleury and his wife, Veronique, will be welcoming their first child into the world this coming Spring.  It came in the form of a little gem hidden in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article by Rob Rossi:
Fleury has since made millions, won the Stanley Cup, earned a spot on a gold-medal Olympic team and married his childhood sweetheart. He will become a first-time father this spring.
Although the exact date is unknown, I believe I've read somewhere that it is to be in April 2013.  But does Rossi go as far as to give us a HINT as to the sex of the baby??!!!
That child will one day have a chance to say her father won more games than any goaltender in the history of the Penguins, who opened their 45th season Saturday.
We'll see come April, ladies, won't we?!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARC-ANDRE and VERONIQUE!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Colby and Melissa Armstrong Expecting Baby #2

CONGRATULATIONS to Colby and Melissa
and the Armstrong families!!

Melissa recently announced via Twitter (@MeliArmstrong) that she is expecting baby #2 in July!!  No word yet on whether the baby is a boy or girl, so STAY TUNED ...


It's A Boy (Locklan Ladd)!!



This past Wednesday Winnipeg Jets captain, Andrew Ladd, and his wife Brandy welcomed their first child into the world.  A son they name Locklan Joseph.
"It was an amazing experience. I was there through the whole thing," said Ladd, who missed Wednesday's practice to be in the delivery room with his wife. "Anyone's that had a chance to witness their child being born, it's unlike anything else. I can't really put it into words."
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDREW and BRANDY!!!