Believe it or not, when Mike Ricci was with the Colorado Avalanche, he was a huge pimp. He, Peter Forsberg, Rene Corbet, Adam Deadmarsh and others used to go out all the time, often hitting the college bars by DU.
Now, you'd actually have to try not to run into most of these guys at the bars. This past Sunday night, after the Avs lost to the Blues, I saw Peter Worrell and Bates Battaglia pimpin' mad chicks at a club in Denver called 'The Church.' Dan Hinote and Brad Larsen (when he's not in Hershey) are often out on the town. Although when I see them, I usually see the majority of the team out together or at least several of them, either eating dinner after the games or at Choppers Sports Grill watching the Broncos when they're in town, or at various other locations throughout Denver.
I have seen Alex Tanguay trashed beyond oblivion on more than one occasion, somewhat surprisingly.
I have it from a top guy who works at the Team radiostation in Ottawa that André Roy was a big party guy, and that that was why the Senators traded him away. He was a bad influence on Redden apparently.
Bryan McCabe and Trevor Kidd. Kidd is just pathetic, out of shape booze hound,Mccabe would be well served becoming a professional hockey player..The strip clubs in Montreal are places almost all players go but i've never seen any sloppy drinking. I will not say who was there but almost any player you could imagine.
This thread should be more about the guys you HAVE NOT seen running around the bars chasing women. That would be a bigger surprise and story.
I live right outside of New York but I cant afford to goto the clubs the Rangers are at (spare me the payroll jokes) so Ive never seen any out. When you guys see the players out boozin' and pimpin' like champs do they care if you go up and talk to them or are they not really interested in being bothered?
interesting thread.... interesting info being passed around that will never allow me to look at brendan shanahan or rhett warrener thesame...
janne niinimaa would hit bars and small clubs early in the evening and go all nite.
one evening he kept hitting on a waitress friend of mine, but she wasnt biting. then he walked by me, giving off that "hey, you know who i am"
look. he was not amused when i asked him if he played basketball.