Real World: Fake NHL Tough Guys


Real World: Fake NHL Tough Guys

By Jon Fucile

Almost every hockey team has at least one player that is a huge wussy. Everyone knows the type. They'll throw a cross check or slash behind the refs back and run away when the opposing player responds. But once there is a ref or two in-between the wussy player and the player he has offended, all of a sudden the wussy player acts tough and tries to throw punches knowing the other player can't get to him.

Stupid fake tough guys.

What would happen if a bunch of these fake tough guys got together? Luckily MTV has us covered. With their Real World series getting stale and old, they've gone in a new direction.

So what would happen if a bunch of fake tough guys stopped being polite and started getting even wussier?

Heres a preview of the new season of the Real World.

Editor's note: RW: Fake Tough Guys tried to recruit the guy who threatened to beat up Shawn Thornton --Jim, no, Jared...wait... Jessica? Scott Walker? Oh, yeah, John Scott -- but nobody knew who, or where, he is. We conclude that he must not a real hockey player.

Watch as Mike Komisarek sucker punches a lady at a bar

And then has to answer to her son!

Chris Neil loses a fight with a cat, then throws kittens into a fire to prove he is super tough!

Jay Rosehill runs from a fight against tiny little Brad Marchand...but then kicks Marchands dog when Marchand isnt around!

Fake Tough Guys show their sensitive side when they fall in love and cuddle.

First hand looks at gut wrenching confessions you wont see from these tough guys anywhere else!

An ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture as Ott cheats on Avery, rocking the foundation of the Real World: Fake Tough Guys house!

The best part is we didnt make any of this up. Cant wait until the first episode!

Saturday, Oct. 1: Vesey's New York state of mind


Saturday, Oct. 1: Vesey's New York state of mind

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while gearing up for Big Papi weekend.

*A “behind-the-scenes” look as Jimmy Vesey was sold on the New York Rangers, but there’s not too much detail about the pitches from the other teams. Feels pretty apparent at this point that Vesey wanted to live, and work, in New York City.

*Damien Cox says that the World Cup of Hockey better get it right the next time, or else…or else what, Damien? You’re going to block them on Twitter?

*PHT writer Joey Alfieri has Patrick Kane, Erik Karlsson and P.K. Subban making their preseason debuts on Saturday. David Backes and David Pastrnak will play their first preseason games for the Bruins as well.  

*It’s a complicated, strange story with Vladimir Sobotka, the KHL and the contract he seemingly can’t get out of to again play for the St. Louis Blues.

*Oliver Ekman-Larsson is ready to get back to work with the Arizona Coyotes after his World Cup experience.

*San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier is out for the next month with mono, which is definitely worse timing than Zach Senyshyn getting hit with the mononucleosis bomb over the summer.

*A quick look at the Philadelphia Flyers in advance of their preseason meeting with the Black and Gold tonight, which won’t be televised.

*For something completely different: there will be some pretty funky stuff happening on The Walking Dead this season.



Claude Julien on David Ortiz: 'Finishing in style, you don't see that very often'

Claude Julien on David Ortiz: 'Finishing in style, you don't see that very often'

BRIGHTON, Mass. – It hasn’t been difficult to spot Claude Julien randomly at Fenway Park on a nice summer night in Boston over the past ten years. The Bruins coach doesn’t hide his affection for the Old Towne Team. 

So, Julien didn’t waste much time before sharing his thoughts on the final season for David Ortiz and the celebration of his Hall of Fame-worthy career that’s going on at the Fens this weekend.

It might have been a chore when the rest of the Team Canada coaching staff was watching the Toronto Blue Jackets during the World Cup of Hockey, but Julien never strayed too far away from his Red Stockings.

“He’s finishing in style, and you don’t see that very often,” said Claude Julien of Big Papi, who was sitting with numbers of .316 with 38 home runs and 127 RBI that border on the ridiculous at 40 years old. 

“A lot of times when people retire the game has caught up to them big time. Not him. He doesn’t seem to have missed a beat here. I’m pretty impressed with how he’s handled this year, and what he’s done. If I’m correct he just hit the home run last night for the game-winner.

“But as you know I was in Blue Jays land for about two weeks, so I had to keep a low profile. They were watching the Blue Jays and I’m Canadian too...but I was watching the Red Sox. So, it was healthy competition for our [World Cup] coaching staff.”

The most intriguing part about all is that the best is still yet to come for Ortiz in his farewell tour as he gets one more chance to clutch up in the postseason. It'll give Julien more to marvel at over the next few weeks while showing again why Big Papi will go down as the greatest clutch hitter in the history of Major League Baseball.