Friday, December 01, 2006

Rick DiPietro: the Magma Core of Islanders Hotness


The Islanders don't have the hotness depth of the Ducks and the Oilers. They are largely a mixed bag of dudes made cuter by their grind-it-out work ethic (Shawn Bates, Saint Jason Blake, Trent Hunter), already nice-looking dudes made cuter by their gametime heart (Brendan Witt, Richard Park), nice-looking guys who are lessened by their seeming lack of gametime heart (Alexei Yashin, Carol Alt), and players who are just not hot no matter how much one loves them (Miroslav Satan, Mike Sillinger).
Arguing for Islanders hotness comes down to two words: Rick. DiPietro. DiPietro is Italian for Apocalypse of Handsome. DiPietro, from a purely objective standpoint is the best-looking player in the NHL. At least top five. And his loony personality and high risk behavior in the net only enhances that perfect face. He throws pucks to children and loves dogs. Add to that, his fratty looks betray the fact that he's a total homebody. Happy to cuddle with you at home than go to that Long Island club where Alex Auld split open his head. Charles Wang could offer contracts to a family of baboons (he might, there's still time) and the Islanders will still be hot. Because Rick DiPietro, and that obscene face will be around for the next decade and a half.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uh-uh. Justin Williams of the Canes is much prettier.

Rebecca said...

DiPietro is pretty frakkin gorgeous, I'll give you that - why are there so many hot goaltenders? They should be forwards so we can see their face more often... :)

Heather B. said...

Definitely a hottie!

Jordi said...

rebecca: Not a good idea, they'll be paying a lot for dental bills and their faces will be no longer symmetrical.

Interesting idea, maybe Wang should invest in a team of hotness.

margee said...

Justin Williams is very nice-looking. But just looking at Rick DiPietro immediately causes your bra to unhook.

And I definitely think that goalies tend to be the best-looking because their faces are the most well-protected. As well the should be when they look like Cam Ward, Martin Biron, Vesa Toskala, and DP.

Anonymous said...

margee, go check out Cam's teammate John Grahame. There's hotness potential there, too.

Jordi said...

Cristobal Huet! French and pretty!

The cute goalies list goes on.