Photos surfaced this week of the new “Three Amigos” of hockey. Tampa Bay Lightning prospects’ Dylan Blujus, Tanner Richard and Nikita Kucherov decided to shack up together in Montreal for the summer. All reigning from different parts of the map (U.S., Switzerland and Russia), the result was random set of occurrences that included everything from pork chops to tanks tops.
The week started with Blujus testing his culinary skills as @Trichard71 gave a: “Big shout out to @DBluu94 for a nice home cooked meal. first one in over a week! porkchops with thai chicken & rice! #numnumnum #chefblujus.”
Followed by: “Downtown Montreal with the boys! @kucher86 @Trichard71 @DBluu94 #game2” and “singing the national anthem of America in the apartment #USA #neveradullmoment @Trichard71 @timbozon94 @DBluu94”
But this week’s events really took a turn when they decided to go to the Laundromat as part of the: “#MontrealCrew's #Tanktopsunday and #sundayfunday.”
You can see the boys of summer in their festive outfits here and again here as they wandered down the streets with their laundry, getting more crazy looks then getting clothes cleaned. Apparently Montreal doesn’t know fashion like this trio does.
If you were wondering, the Bolts’ prospects eventually found the Laundromat, I’m just more concerned if they remembered to separate their darks from their whites.
RIVALS CONVERT TO TEAMMATES FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Thursday, Bolts’ forward Teddy Purcell and Devils’ forward Ryan Clowe hosted the Clowe, Purcell & Friends Golf Classic. The two are St. John’s, Newfoundland natives and convert from rivals to teammates every offseason to help raise money for the community they grew up in.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos hit the green this past week to help raise money for teammate Teddy Purcell's hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland.
You can see: “The Hosts @ryaneclowe29 & @teddypurcell16 ready to start the day at their #clowepurcellgolf charity tourney,” here.
Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos talks with Canadian folk band “Big Great Sea” Alan Doyle here and here he is again, being interviewed by NTV’s Mark Dwyer.
The best shot of Stamkos, though, was tweeted by @NLChocolateCo: “Steven stamkos bolts to the lightning truffle @ClowePurcell .” You can see the Lightning superstar chowing down here. NL Chocolate Company provided a different type of truffle for every team.
Purcell’s parents were also on hand to watch No. 16, who wasn’t opposed to a little help come tee time, like during this hole, when former Lightning forward Dominic Moore stood on as Purcell prepared to take his shot.
Moore, Luke Adam, Steve Downie, Adam Pardy and James Neal are some of the other NHL players who participated in the Classic this week. Charities involved in the tournament included, Choices for Youth, Kids Eat Smart and the City of St. John’s R.E.A.L. program.
CROMBEEN TO COMPETE FOR CHARITY
Hockey Night in Barrie announced that the Lightning’s B.J. Crombeen has been added to the roster for the charity game on August 15 at the Barrie Molson Centre.
The game was created after Canadian lawyer and politician Patrick Brown developed an appreciation for health care, as he watched his grandmother volunteer at their local hospital growing up. Now, the largest charity game in Canada continues to grow every year and features current and retired hockey players.
In addition to Crombeen, Gary Roberts, who played briefly with Tampa Bay during the 2008-09 season, is also scheduled to attend.
BIEBER FEVER AT THE TIMES FORUM
The Tampa Bay Times Forum will host Justin Bieber and the BELIEVE tour Thursday night.
Recently Bieber hasn’t been too popular with the NHL in a series of tragic events, beginning with the world renowned Canadian pop star posing and touching the Lord Stanley’s Cup here.
Then @darrenrovell pointed out to the Twitterverse that: “Bieber broke the golden rule of the Hawks locker room....stepping on the logo.” To see Bieber break one of the golden rules of hockey, click here.
After dozens of hate Tweets from angry Blackhawks’ fans, Chicago responded by placing a picture of Bieber’s head on the ground for fans to step on during the team’s annual fan convention. A twitter account with the name @standonbieber, which has nearly 2,000 followers, was also created.
To read more about Bieber’s falling out with Chicago here’s a piece by Puck Daddy with some great photos that capture the falling out.