Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Release the Mullet!


Recently I watched the first official home game 
of the National Hockey League's newest franchise, 
the SEATTLE KRAKEN.

ONE player in particular
 caught my attention 
IMMEDIATELY --

BRANDON TANEV (#13),
obtained just this summer
in the Expansion Draft
from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Can you see WHY he is
such an attention grabber?


BE STILL, MY HEART!

Yes, it's that magnificent
HOCKEY HAIR aka MULLET!

Judging by his official player photos
from 2015 to 2021, Tanev 
started off as a clean-cut guy, but 
SOMETHING OBVIOUSLY SNAPPED 
a couple of years ago in Pittsburgh --


Young Brandon seems to be a
GOOD, SCRAPPY player.

And he's NOT AFRAID
to wear NUMBER 13,
which is a point in his favour.


In this next gif, his CONFUSED LOOK 
of STUNNED INNOCENCE 
can ONLY mean he was about to get a 
WELL-DESERVED PENALTY.


And he's such a SWEET KID too -- 
here he is sharing words of 
PRAISE and ENCOURAGEMENT 
with the opposing team.


BUT . . .  can he hold his own
in a knock-down, drag-out
  HOCKEY FIGHT? 

He must PROVE himself to me in that regard
in order to oust the current reigning 
HOCKEY HAIR GOD from my heart, 
Mark Stone of the Vegas Golden Knights --


WHAT? 

I'm a simple Canadian girl 
with simple Canadian tastes. 

A sweaty mullet and
a good hockey fight --
that's ALL I ask from Life.

DON'T JUDGE ME.

43 comments:

Travel said...

Those eyes, and the hair. He looks better with the hair.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Hey, that doesn’t look like a mullet. It just looks like long hair. But what a sweet guy. I wonder, Does he kiss his mother with that mouth?

I’m not Canadian (although that IS the better part of North America), so I won’t be struck dead for saying this: I’m not a fan of hockey. Too violent for my sensibilities.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Well, I'm not a simple Canadian girl and I can enjoy a good mullet, too. Especially if it's a hunky hockey player who is sporting the haircut.
Oh, yes.

XOXO

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hahahaha...i really enjoyed this post! and yeah, pittsburgh can do that to you!

G. B. Miller said...

I have no comment about this new team, as I don't think I've seen this covered to any great extent here. But, I wish them well.

Mistress Maddie said...

NOOOOOO don't do it!!!! No mullets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There right there with CROCS!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Moving with Mitchell -- Technically, I think you're right about the mullet. And yes, hockey is violent but in its defence, it is much less violent than 30-40 years ago. For example, teams no longer hire goons or enforcers whose sole job is to fight on the ice.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, Don't these hockey players get paid enough to afford haircuts?
--Jim

pam nash said...

I'm thinking we don't do ice hockey here - ice would probably melt. Still #13 is a cutie. Hope he stays that way.

Debi said...

Long dark hair, intense dark eyes and an aura of strength, Im jello!
Thankfully age has sidelined my game.

Tundra Bunny said...

I'm a simple Canadian girl too with simple tastes and I say "No Way" to sweaty mullets and ZZ Top beards! Long hair and a little stubble on a handsome hockey player can still make me a little weak in the knees, but the gold standard litmus test is still whether he can give as good as he gets in a brawl on the ice!

Forty years ago, it was common to hear guys at school complaining that they'd gone to a fight and a hockey game broke out. The age of goons and enforcers may be over, but it lingers in Canadian DNA....

e said...

I thought you were going to trash our team, so thank you for this loving post! I have to agree with Mitchell, though. I think that's just long sweaty hair. But, this lad definitely fits your Viking berserker profile. Lol.

We got spanked by Edmonton last night but the Kraken were taking more shots on goal... I think they'll improve! Goodness knows we could use a winning sports franchise in the PNW. Grumble grumble.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Tundra Bunny -- I KNEW another Canadian would understand!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ e -- Hey, maybe the Kraken will take after the Vegas Golden Knights and play for the Stanley Cup in their very first season of existence! Keep your fingers crossed!

Mike said...

So if you were in the tunnel while he was coming off the ice all sweaty from a fresh fight, he could have you right then and there?

bobbie said...

You crack me up, woman!!! Happy Hockeying!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Mike -- Absolutely not. You forget that I'm a lesbian. My attraction to him is not sexual.

Tasker Dunham said...

I couldn't grow much else now.

Marie Smith said...

Lol. Gotta love the mullet!

Lady M said...

Fun post. He looks like a fine fellow who can cuss with the best sailors. I also like a long luxurious mane on a fellow. When I met his Lordship - oooh long and curly locks. Alas he cut it all and never grew it for me again despite my pleas.

Old Lurker said...

I didn't know you knew how to read lips?

mshatch said...

And I'll bet the other team so appreciated his words of encouragement ;)

Guillaume said...

My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my. That was hilarious. Seeing his transition makes me wonder what kind of hair cream he was using? And was he putting it IN his hair or in his veins?

Contrary Guy said...

My son played for 10 years which ended last year as he chose to concentrate on college rather than junior hockey and I can tell you that mullett/hockey hair never went away including him for a good 12 months. Stop by the nearest rink and you'll see it in all it's glory.

Richard said...

I don't get it. I don't understand.
I will never go into hockey world.

And if by misfortune they take me as hostage
I will work persistently to escape.

Probably i would call my uncle Fabio to see if he has any ideas. He won't have anything.

But at least i tried.

Linda said...

The Boy Scout and I had a good laugh over this one! You saucy thing, you.

Barbara said...

I know very little about Hockey except it can be very rough. All sports are too expensive so I doubt I'll take up going to the arena even though we have a team here in Houston. I do find it amazing to watch them skate, twist and turn. I'll keep an ear out for this guy on the sports news.

This N That said...

HA,Ha,Ha...He kept his Pittsburgh colors..Sweaty for sure!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I judge you as a woman of EXCEPTIONAL taste!
Much gratitude for this post.

Fundy Blue said...

I won't judge you, Debra! Because I am a Canadian American girl with simple Canadian American tastes and I love hockey. I love the Vegas Golden Knights, and one day I am going to see them play in Vegas! I love "Tanev's look of stunned innocence ~ LOL! Happy Hockey watching my friend!

Cederq said...

Drugs... gotta be.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I didn't know Seattle had a hockey team.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Kirk said...

During that fight, did the other guy yank at that hair at all?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Kirk -- Big tough hockey players fight like MEN, not like LITTLE GIRLS. There is no hair pulling involved. Only punching and blood.

baili said...

haha you are so funny

i am not judging you at all and you know this :)

Polly said...

mm nice eye candy.

Adam said...

We don't have a notable team near me

Liz Hinds said...

Brandon is rather gorgeous! Now he's let loose his inner wild boy.

yellowdoggranny said...

dang, lets go Brandon.

Linda said...

Don't you think he would be perfect to play Tarzan in a movie? Minus the swearing that is, I don't see Tarzan behaving like that haha. Mark Stone has an Australian aura to me, is he Australian?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Linda -- No, Mark Stone is a Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba (my former city). I can't think of a single Australian player in the NHL ever. To reach the elite level of the NHL, players basically start playing hockey very, very young in childhood. Since there's not a lot of ice hockey played in Australia, no sports infrastructure exists there to train young kids to that level. If an Australian kid moved to Canada (or another hockey nation) as a child, they could certainly start playing hockey then and might one day make the NHL.

Rommy said...

Trying to figure out what happened in Pittsburgh too. It's such a chill city (my son goes to college there). Maybe it's a little TOO chill...