Oh my goodness!! How time flies and so much has happened ... so much great hockey news that I've missed on this blog.
I've found my motivation once again and I'm hoping it lasts a while, so I can work on something that's been a passion of mine for quite some time. I'm hoping I haven't lost my great followers either and that you've just been in hibernation with me until I decided to take up the blog again!
With so much great news that I've missed, all I can do is start fresh and cover things from here on out. I hope you're as excited as I am, ladies!! ENJOY and visit often ... keep me motivated, ladies!! ;)
I'm not sure about any of you, but this signing is one that I have been waiting patiently for!
As with many Pens fans, Conor Sheary has become another favorite of mine being one of the few who can keep his own on a line with our Captain. The kid is small, but strong on many levels and, combined with Sid (and Rusty, super rookie Guentzel or whoever else they decide to throw on the line), a power-packed punchto the opposition.
Unfortunately, as with defenseman Brian Dumoulin who was recently signed long-term by the Pens and shares an agent with Sheary, he could not come to terms on a contract with Pittsburgh which landed them in arbitration. UPDATE: apparently the Pens and Sheary worked out a deal before it went to arbitration even though it was set for arbitration.
It was announced today that the two parties agreed to a three-year deal worth $9 million. That is quite a hefty contract which isn't far from what Sheary was originally asking ($4 million). And he'll be needing every penny of that money with his upcoming wedding to longtime girlfriend and lucky lady, Jordan Sullivan, on August 18, 2018.
I'm pretty sure you ladies will agree with me, it's good to know we'll be seeing this cutie for another three years on the ice in a Pens uniform!!
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!).
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!!! :)
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 TOMARC-ANDRE, VERONIQUE AND THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY!!
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!! ;)
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 ...
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
Got HP BABY, ENGAGEMENT, OR WEDDING NEWS to share??? Email HftL at:firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE KEEP IN MIND ... we'll need some solid confirmation (a link, news source, scan of article, etc.) emailed with it as the blog likes to post legitimate news and tries to stay clear of gossip ; )
Holding Out for A Hero Bonnie Tyler (HftL's Theme Song)
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder end rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Through the wind end the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood
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