Monday, January 12, 2009

Unsung Hottie - Ruslan Fedotenko

Ruslan Fedotenko is very attractive. He gained a few points with me and alot of other female hockey fans, I'm sure (and I'm guessing a few male fans too), when he dropped the gloves with Colby Armstrong and broke his hand punching him in the face - right on the button! I never knew he had it in him. In case you missed it or want to see it again, I'm including the video!

Another one of my favorite things about Fedotenko is his rosey cheeks. I think he's the only hockey player I've ever seen that gets rosey cheeks on the ice while playing - it's adorable.

He's quiet, but there must be a little bit of a player in him because of how I've read he met his wife, Debbie. Fedotenko used to play for a USHL team and the players used to stay with a host family and he stayed with his future wife and her family. Supposedly she divorced her husband to be with him, so I'm thinking she's a few years older than he is, especially after seeing his stepsons who appear to be within the 12 - 16 age range.

He has said that he and his wife are the perfect match because she likes to talk and he likes to listen -- how sweet!!

OK - FOUND IT (courtesy of the Pensblog who, BTW, have moved to a new home - AWESOME site)!!!

Now check out the reactions of all the players on the bench which happen to be most of the "fighters" on the team -- Orpik, Godard, Cooke!! Great stuff!


Elodie said...

ahh- he makes me feel very fuzzy!!

25superstar said...

he always makes me smile! and that fight was EPIC! :] Go, Ruslan, go!

KD said...

I definitely love Ruslan, but he hit my Colby! He broke his hand hitting my Colby! I don't love him any less, but I cannot watch that fight. It hurts my heart.

Lauren said...

Aww he is adorable! I love that picture of him and his wife at the top!

But I agree with KD - I can't believe he punched my Colby! I do have to admit that it's kind of amusing that Colby's face-of-steel broke his hand, and Colby walked away seemingly unscathed. :)

KD said...

@ Lauren
Colby's face-of-steel
made me laugh out loud!

I'd love to know what Colby said/did to make Ruslan snap like that. Had it been anyone else, I would have loved it!

Stephanie said...

@KD - I believe he must've pushed him into the boards or knocked him down; something like that because Errey said he "took exception to it."

I really didn't know he had it in him, but I loved it. Did you happen to see the photo of the fight (with the reaction of all the team on the bench)? I'll have to find it and post it (it's classic)!!!

KD said...

I certainly did see it! They're all like, "Wow, he hit Colby! Who knew he had it in him!" Brooks is more wide-eyed than normal. Classic.

I'd absolutely love to know what Sid had to say to Colby about it after the game.

gilld22 said...

That last picture is amazing!!!

Meli said...

Great post! He's quiet...I would have never thought that!! haha Actions speak louder than words though! I do wonder what made him hit Colby...maybe he was just trying to get his team pumped up or something!