Happy Birthday, Logan!

Not-so-obvious statement of the day: I love Logan Couture.

No one knows this because I don’t tweet about him as often as I like. Usually while he’s playing on the west coast, I’m dead asleep here in Boston. (Don’t forget, I am a college student.)

But that’s my only excuse (and hardly even a valid one). Back to Logan though!

Today is his 25th birthday!!

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He’s now 25, and you’re saying “so what?” I’ll tell you what, every hockey fan needs to have a deep appreciation for Logan, his hockey skills, and personality.

In case you missed it, Logan got some attention for saying his celebrity crush was Selena Gomez.

But what’s even worse, he got overlooked during the 2012 All-Star Game so many times, that he ended up being the last pick in the draft.

The entire time I was staring longingly at the TV, waiting for his name to be called. (Shame on the team captains that year.) At least he took the time to thank me.

So you’re wondering what he was doing at the ASG. Well, he’s actually a great hockey player. And even though I can’t watch as many of the Sharks games as I’d like to, he never fails to find the highlight reel.

His rookie year, Logan was nominated for the Calder Trophy because why not?

Logan’s basically been a stud his entire life. (Thank you Sharks for posting these bad boys.)

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Logan also has a great sense of humor. Do yourself a favor and give him a follow on Twitter @Logancouture

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I hope you have the best 25th birthday ever, Logan!

Happy Birthday Andrew Ference

Today is Ference’s 35th birthday!!!

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 If you look up the definition of gentleman in the dictionary you’ll find Andrew Ference.

Here are some reasons why we think everyone should strive to be more like him…

1. His smile…

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2. He participates in the NOVEMBER PROJECT

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The November Project is a free support system of people who want to work out during the cold months of the year. They meet early in the morning in locations across North America.

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3. He advocates for Alberta’s bullying helpline (1-888-456-2323)

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4. He can erase his beard and sneeze off his mustache

5. His ink

6.  Mr. and Mrs. Ference are ADORABLE

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7. Not to mention their daughters

8. GINGER BEARD

9. His goalie skills

10. He’s hilarious

11. He’s not only friends with Bergy but is also classy as f&@#

12. He visits hospitals (with his BFF)

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13.  Even Big Z loves him

15. … near… far

14. Chipotle

15. He has a best friend named Maggie


So while Ference is busy setting a great example for the rest of the human race… What have you done lately for someone else? Make Ference proud, not only today on his birthday, but everyday.

Staal In the Family

Written by guest author, friend, and fellow Penguins fan Marisa.

In the NHL, we’ve come to know that some of these player’s moms and pops are pretty good at raising multiple children that are down-right dirty at hockey. And today, we just want to say thank you to Henry and Linda Staal for bringing these men into the hockey universe.

They brought not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 talented hockey players into the NHL and we are forever grateful.

 

(Also, thank you for making them very good looking).

Today is a day that I have been looking forward to since the start of the season! 3 words:

STAAL. FAMILY. REUNION.

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Eric, Marc, Jordan, and (hopefully one day) Jared will all on the same sheet of ice! (I say hopefully because Jared plays for the Checkers in the AHL. And maybe the Hurricanes will make a last-second call up today).

Although it will, most likely, two against one, it will be a game filled with an equal amount of brotherly “love” which I’m sure will include a lot of hitting.

Let’s hope the loser(s) don’t call mom after the game complaining about how their brother(s) were mean to them!