A Most Unfortunate Headline For Red Wings Fans

If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, this is not funny. If you like any of the other 29 teams in the NHL, this is uproariously funny.

Detroit Red Wings Are Not Straight

Yes, if we’re reading that headline from ESPN.COM correctly, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg (above), um, “have an announcement to make.” Hell of a breakthrough story, if you ask us.

Of course, if Lidstrom and Zetterberg really are hairstylists for each other, that would be especially shocking news to Zetterberg’s girlfriend Emma Andersson, whom we are contractually obligated to post after the break.

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Stanley Cup’s Trip To Sweden Is A Blessed Event

With seven Swedes on the champion Red Wings’ roster, it was inevitable that the Stanley Cup would be taking a trip to the Scandinavian country this summer. And the trophy’s tour started off with a blessed event - a baptism.

Tomas Holmstrom Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup

The CBC reports that Tomas Holmstrom was the first Swedish Wing to get to spend time with Lord Stanley’s silverware, and the forward decided to use his day with the Cup by helping out with a friend’s special occasion: Read more…

NHL Shop Declares Ovechkin Hart Trophy Winner

If the National Hockey League won’t decide on their Most Valuable Player, then the NHL Shop will.

Alexander Ovechkin Hart Trophy shirt

JAPERS’ RINK skates over news from TSN that the league’s official merchandise store was selling shirts today honoring Alexander Ovechkin as this year’s Hart Trophy winner. There’s only one problem - the Capitals’ star hasn’t been officially chosen yet. Read more…

Zetterberg Wins Conn Smythe, Has Hot Girlfriend

Henrik Zetterberg is living it up these days. Not only did he help Detroit win the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, the Red Wings forward also got to hoist some other hockey hardware, as he was presented with the Conn Smythe trophy as the NHL playoffs MVP.

Henrik Zetterberg Emma Andersson

Best of all for Henrik is who he gets to bring it hard-earned awards home to - girlfriend Emma Andersson.

Emma is apparently a big pop star in Sweden (here’s a sampling of her vocal talents - in English, even!) And after viewing these shots, we can see how she could make them go ga-ga from Stockholm to Goteborg:

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