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5 players who really let themselves go during the lockout


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#1 vancanfan

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

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Ha, too funny.

http://blogs.thescor...he-nhl-lockout/

It doesn’t take long for even the most well-groomed man to go completely feral. Without any outside motivation to wash, shave, and dress properly, most men will do the absolute minimum necessary to survive from day-to-day. Given the opportunity, a man will lounge around the house in his underwear, drinking milk straight from the carton, while growing a gross neckbeard and averaging half a shower per week.
Consider, then, that the NHL was locked out for months, leaving hundreds of men jobless. While some outsourced themselves to Europe and kept themselves clean-cut for their new employers, others took the opportunity to completely let themselves go.
Why does this matter? Because training camp is when the official team pictures are taken; it’s the NHL equivalent of picture day at school. And not everyone took the time to clean themselves up after 6-8 jobless months. Here are the 5 most egregious examples.


5 | Kris Versteeg


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On July 1, 2012, the Florida Panthers signed George Parros. Kris Versteeg looks like he has been growing his dirty, dirty moustache ever since. Coincidence? Yes. Versteeg is actually growing the moustache in support of a friend who is battling cancer, rather than trying to compete with Parros, which is really for the best.

4 | Greg Zanon


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I feel like Greg Zanon grew this beard as a protection against concussions. If anyone tries to check him in the chin from the blindside, the check will be cushioned by the three inches of bushiness, resulting in minimal to no damage.
My favourite part? He kept his head bic’ed completely clean. It’s like he forgot which part of his head the razor is for.


3 | Joe Corvo



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What in the world happened to Joe Corvo? Why did he grow a wispy mohawk? Are those lines of hair on the side of his head? Is that a beard or a 2-year-old’s angry scribble with an indian red crayon?
Incidentally, I was super-confused by the indian red crayon when I was a kid. I could never figure out why it was brown with only the slightest hint of red in it. It was only much later that I figured out that it was just a super-racist crayon. I was less confused by the flesh-colour crayon, though it was equally racist.


2 | Brent Burns


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This look is actually a pretty natural progression for Burns, as Greg Wyshynski illustrated over at Puck Daddy. The beard is impressively unkempt, but the hair is what sells it. It sticks out at all sorts of odd angles, with not even the semblance of a style. Did Burns spend the lockout on a desert island? Is that why he requested a ticket be set aside on opening night for someone named Wilson?


1 | Rick DiPietro


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I’m not even sure where to start with this guy. Did he turn to some weird, hippy cult that promised to keep him safe from injury? Is he trying to fit in with Brooklyn hipsters by looking like white, homeless Jesus? Where is his tie-dye shirt? Why isn’t he wearing a paisley bandana? Is he wearing a turquoise bead necklace? OH MY GOODNESS, HE TOTALLY IS.
What is with this guy and how much do you want to bet he was wearing flip-flops when this picture was taken?

Edited by vancanfan, 17 January 2013 - 08:41 AM.

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#2 Jägermeister

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

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I fully expect the second coming of Rick DiPietro now.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

Bahahahahaha wow. Awesome pictures. DiPietro looks like Jesus
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

BTW, Corvos mohawk is stripes on one side and stars on the other.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

holy hippie jesus
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Lol @ Rick DiPietro.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Kassian had a pretty nice beard as well!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

DiPietro looks like the lead hippie from Wanderlust, who was one of the only things good about that movie.

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Burns has been in the league for quite a few years...is he still eligible to win wookie of the year?
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

Anyone else think DiPietro shows a likeness to Guy Pearce?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Wow to funny hahaa
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Jeez, looks like Ricky D has been into the smack. To much pain, and way to much cash can do that. :(
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

DiPietro looks like the lead hippie from Wanderlust, who was one of the only things good about that movie.

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This is who I was thinking of as soon as I saw DiPietro :P Spot on!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Holy crap Dipietro looks like he's 40. What the hell happened to him, he looks so weak.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Holy crap Dipietro looks like he's 40. What the hell happened to him, he looks so weak.


Guy has only played in 46 professional games in 4 years. That includes a 4-game AHL conditioning stint. He's so done.

Hard to feel bad for him though, considering that he effectively got paid over $391,000 for each of those games.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

lol, hilarious pictures.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Burns looks like a caveman.

Zanon's beard looks unreal, can't wait to see it on the ice.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Wow, these are gold!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

http://sports.yahoo....45013--nhl.html

The evolution of Brent Burns. It's worth a click.

Edited by nuckin_futz, 17 January 2013 - 01:47 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Dipietro looks frail and uninterested. He does not look like a hockey player at all. This all based off of his picture of course, I do not know him well enough to say that of him as a person.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

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:bigblush: so fat...
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Oh hello Alain Vigneault, I see what you did there... good one.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Versteeg has a tarantula on his mouth.
Burns looks like a werewolf.
Zanon looks like a serial killer.
Corvo is a baby troll.
Dipietro :picard:
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

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:bigblush: so fat...



When I saw this thread I thought for sure it was going to be all about him :lol:
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

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:bigblush: so fat...


Apparently not anymore... Here is some recent photos of Buff...
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Good thread
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

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OMG we could've had McKeown!

I think Virtanen was a terrible pick given that he's out for 6 months which will hinder his development. You don't pick someone at #6 under that circumstance, along with the fact that he was given a 3/5 IQ (aka he's dumb). 

God dammit Benning. WHY VIRTANEN? Terrible move.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Dipietro is going for that Charles Manson look:

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OMG we could've had McKeown!

I think Virtanen was a terrible pick given that he's out for 6 months which will hinder his development. You don't pick someone at #6 under that circumstance, along with the fact that he was given a 3/5 IQ (aka he's dumb). 

God dammit Benning. WHY VIRTANEN? Terrible move.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

I'm still laughing at Brent Burns' photo, and most likely will be throughout the season. Oh man....
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

all the painkillers and meds are getting to DiPietro. My god...
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

Omg!! They're all unrecognizable!
Reminds me of Conan Obrien during the Hollywood writers strike lol
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