Thursday, December 14, 2006

NHL poker challenge

Well this sounds interesting.

Here's some more info:
The biggest names in the NHL compete to score a win for goodwill at the Charity Faceoff poker tournament, airing on TSN next week.

The seven-part, 60-minute series is sponsored by and premieres in high definition television on the sports network Dec. 16.

The Texas Hold'em event includes 16 NHL players battling at the felt — rather than in the rink — for a charity prize pot of $100,000.

The athletes include top goalie Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils, former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi and current blueliner Bryan McCabe, as well as tough guys Georges Laraque of the Phoenix Coyotes and the L.A. Kings' Sean Avery.

Avery's girlfriend — former "24" actress Elisha Cuthbert — will host the event...


At 6:43 p.m., December 14, 2006, Anonymous tb-van said...

She's so hot how did a jerk like Avery land her.

In other news there is too much poker on TV. It killed the NHL on ESPN and now the NHL stars are out supporting the cause.

At 8:12 p.m., December 14, 2006, Anonymous pinder said...

have you seen the commercial for it? it looks like it will be painful to watch

At 8:31 p.m., December 14, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

I saw the commercial, and had two thoughts:

1) Avery and Laraques in the same room could lead to Avery's death.

2) No Darren McCarty?

At 10:24 p.m., December 14, 2006, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

It's funny how, in the face of the gambling scandal, the Penguins are trying hard to get a casino license for a new arena to be built and now this...

and Elisha isn't that great. SHe obviously isn't the smartest branch on the tree

At 1:58 a.m., December 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add Janet Gretzky joke/reference here _________.

At 10:19 a.m., December 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the NHl's response to the fact that their games are outdrawn on TV by live poker is to have NHL players play live poker?


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