I'm at the Penguins pre-season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs last Friday night in my seat watching the teams warm-up. We were at the end where the Leafs were and for some reason #3, Garnet Exelby, catches my eye / interest - I should've known right away he's a defenseman - I'm drawn to them alot for whatever reason [rolls eyes and chuckles madly]. I, of course, made a mental note to "look him up" after the game when I had some free time.
Once I did do my research, I IMMEDIATELY decided he would be a perfect choice for the EC Eye Candy today and I'm thinking you'll agree!!
He's a big, solid defenseman at 6'1," 215 pounds and was traded to the Leafs this past July by the Atlanta Thrashers along with Colin Stuart for Pavel Kubina and the rights to Tim Stapleton making Exelby the last of the Thrashers' original 1999 draft class to depart from the Atlanta organization. The Thrashers drafted him in the 8th round (217th overall). He's Canadian born in Ste. Anne, Manitoba but raised in Craik, Saskatchewan.
Just look at those eyes and that smile and hair (a similar type of sex hair that Letang has made infamous!) and TRY not to fall to a pile of mush!! Good LORD - he's pretty (scars and all!) - don't even get me started on his upper body!! We can just throw him in the pile with all the other HP's that could pose as models!!!
Although I DO NOT put alot of stock in anything Pierre "Fee-Fee" McGuire has to say, I just couldn't resist including this quote about Exelby in the post, "Garnet Exelby brings a whole lot of nasty" (definitely my kind of man!). The picture to the left from a recent pre-season game against the Philadelphia Flyers last Saturday (September 19th) taken during his first period scuffle with Ian Laperriere would demonstrate that pretty well (even though it appears he got the worst of it). He said himself that he and Laperriere have "bad-blood" between them.