Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Western Conference Hottie: Lubomir Visnovsky (Edmonton Oilers)

There's just some thing about Edmonton, that just attracts gorgeous men. I mean look at that team. It must be some kind of secret requirement, that you be hot, to play up there. Seriously.

IMPORTANT HOCKEY STUFF: Prior to joining the NHL, Visnovsky played with Slovakia with team, Slovan Bratislava. His play attracted the attention of the NHL and he was drafted 118th overall in the by the Los Angeles Kings as their 4th choice in the 2000 draft. He made the team for the 2000/01 season and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team after a 39-point campaign, tops among rookie defencemen. Visnovsky remained with the Kings for seven seasons, recording a career-high 67 points in 2005/06. He returned to play in his home country for the locked out 2004/05 season and was voted best player in Slovakia. An honor that he also recieved is Best Slovakian Defenseman, which he earned in the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005.

On June 29, 2008, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Jarret Stoll and defenseman Matt Greene on the day before his no trade clause would take effect. [Authors note, I always have thought that this was a seriously chicken-shitty move by the Kings.] He was put on the injured reserve on February 5, 2009, after dislocating his shoudler in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on February 3. It was later revealed He required surgery to repair his shoulder after a season-ending injury.

REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF: Well, first off, hits like THIS ->

Then we get to watch stuff like this ->

Take note, the REALLY good stuff starts at about 45 sec in. [keep the drool catchers handy ladies. Safety first remember, and computers do run on electricity you know. Can't be too careful you know.] Heart-stopping, panty-melting blue eyes. Coupled with that intense stare, well, it does make me wonder sometimes, if there is a decided lack of oxygen in the room when I watch him skate past. You can't forget the staples of any member of the Oil, you might want to catch up on, because we've got the 5 Questions Article & the This or That Article, to give us a little peak into the minds of those very desirable men we call hockey players. Then there's also this little jewel "Bid on their favorite things" (now the wine bottle with his baby announcement is just down right awesome because you know there's just nothing like a man with a ring, to make us all swoon. And a man with a kid, I think I'll stop right there before I embarrass myself [well, I probably will anyway, but hey, I tried]). Light brown hair, 5'10, 188 little ball of fire, if you ask me. Pretty smile. Yup, the winter icicles melted right off my heart while looking at him. Also, has anyone found a place to buy fire retardant undergarments? If you do, please, by all means drop me a line. I'd appreciate it.


Joyce said...

Have had a crappy last couple of days---sister in the ER and emergency surgery, no sleep, but still have to go to work. But those eyes made me forget everything for a few moments. Thanks for that!!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

hmmmm.. you made me love Lubo just a little bit more today. (And I already love him lots and lots!)

And yes, hotness IS a requirement to play in Edmonton. Us women up here have demanded it ;)

Maureen said...

I have to say, it's been a long week of no sleep and lots of stress with finals, but this just made my morning!!!!!

Those eyes are just too amazing to be true. What a hottie. I think I'm going to move to Edmonton... LOL

and @ Joyce, I'm sorry to hear about your sister, I hope things get better for you soon.

Meg said...

As a Kings fan, I HAVE to weigh in on this one. Hearts BROKE in LA when we traded Lubo, including mine. And even though I love having Matt Greene and Jarrett Stoll, I miss Lubo something fierce. Having met him at player events, I can confirm he is even more gorgeous in person (if that's even possible) and those blue eyes will make your heart stop. I seriously thought I was gonna faint. AND he is ABSOLUTELY one of the nicest people on earth! Great choice :)