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?!!


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."

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's A Girl (Valentina Lucic)!!

This past Thursday, Milan Lucic and his wife, Brittany, welcomed a baby girl into the world -- the couple's first child. Valentina Lucic was a healthy 8 pounds and 1 ounce and showed up 10 days earlier than her expected due date.  Both mother and baby are doing well according to the Boston Bruins organization.

The couple were married back in August 2012.

The gorgeous maternity pics on featured here were taken by Susan Bartolini.


Monday, January 14, 2013

HftL 2013 Fantasy Hockey League: Calling All Prior Team Managers!!

HOCKEY IS BACK, ladies!!!  And so is the HftL Fantasy Hockey League (FHL)!!

There was such a great response to the league last year (we had THREE LEAGUES!) and there have been a few of you who have contacted me about starting it back up that of course I decided it will be a yearly thing.

Unfortunately, I am looking to just keep the same individuals who played last year to keep the leagues at three (with 10 teams in each) and unless there is at least 10 more new people interested in joining to make another league, I'm not going to be accepting any new -- although I do have two openings in one of the leagues and could possibly at TWO MORE people.

This post serves as a "call-out" to those who played with the HftL league last year. I believe I sent messages directly through Yahoo! only to HftL FHL giving you the option to re-sign; however, I was unable to do the same for the other two leagues (HftL FHL2 and HftL FHL3) and Yahoo! hides the emails addresses of the managers.

Why do I always seem to have issues with this fantasy league every year?!!  LOL

SO ... if any of you are interested in re-signing your team into the leagues, please send an email directly to thesteelcitysportsfan@gmail.com (please include the name of your team), and I'll send you an invite. In case any of you need a reminder, I haven't heard back from or wasn't able to send an invite to the following teams (SO PLEASE CONTACT ME!):

  • ChickacheeSuperstars
  • Sharp Attack
  • Don't Toews Me Bro
  • Bomb d'Addie
  • Polar Dragons
  • Scotlands Thistle
  • Saxons
  • The Pacificats
  • Puckin' Penguins
  • Sask. Roughriders
  • Puckin' Sin Bin
  • O'Puck It
  • Ice Hawks
  • SFPenguins
  • You Me & Dupuis
  • Rio's Flyers
  • Our Staal is Better
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Scared Hitless
  • Team Mario
  • StaalFalls
  • Believe in Repeats
  • RuffNasty
If any of you have questions or concerns, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Alex Ovechkin Engaged!!

Washington Capitals captain, Alex Ovechkin, is off the market ladies!!  He and Russian pro-tennis player, Maria Kirilenko, are engaged.  The couple have been dating for a little over a year.


in my article at RantSports.com!!

PHOTOS / LINK: James Neal for Travis Mathew Golf Apparel

MERRY CHRISTMAS / HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME (and all the other Pittsburgh Penguins / James Neal fans!)!!!  No hockey for over two months, so this is a BIG TREAT, ladies!!

THANKS to my good friend, Debbie, for sharing the link to these pics that I just had to share with all of you!!  Can you hear me now, ladies, squealing with delight when I discover the great surprise I found when I clicked on the link?!!

The pics were taken by Seth Williams of Seth L. Williams Photography (based out of North Huntingdon) and are from a recent photo shoot at the Longue Vue Country Club in Verona, PA - simply breathtaking (and the beautiful PA scenery isn't bad either!!).

Ladies ... the tattoo!!  I think this one is NEW ... I knew he had one, but I think this one is an addition and, may I say, quite SEXY!!!

Hockey, I MISS YOU!!!!!!

It's A Boy ... Welcome Baby Vitale!!

Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Joe Vitale, and his wife welcomed a son into the world on Thursday, December 6.  His name is Harper (too cute!). How PRECIOUS is the pic, ladies??!!!!!  This is the couples second (I believe) child as Harper joins big sister, Summer, in the Vitale family.

From Joe's twitter (@JoeVitale46):
Feeling extremely blessed after the arrival of our son yesterday! Harper and Mom are both doing great!