18 September 2006

Day 16: The men who tried to save Christmas, but more importantly, the Stanley Cup Finals

This is a really TOUGH one for me. I can't even write something satirical. Truth is, both of these guys hold a very special place in my heart. I've been a Jussi fan for ages and was sad to see him go to NYR. But like my boy Marty, he came back to where he belonged.

Fernando was the gem in my playoff crown. Not to go back to Marty stories, but when he left, I needed a new favorite skater and always had a soft spot for the RPM line. Pisani, an underdog of epic proportions, filled the void.

These are two of my faves. It's really tough to think that after tomorrow, one will be out of the competition. And in just over a week, the other will be eliminated by the force. That is, Dwayne Roloson.
Vote wisely. I love you all.

WE HAVE ANOTHER TIE! THE HOT OIL TIEBREAKER DENIES US A GOALIE SHOWDOWN AND GIVES FERNANDO THE GO-AHEAD!

35 comments:

Alana said...

This is a tough one. I think the Juice is too clean-cut for me to find him really hot. My vote goes to Fernando.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Definitely a toughie but have to go with Fernando.

D. said...

Give me the Juice.

sammy said...

Oh, I think there's a whole lot of badness underneath that clean-cut exterior ;) I will have to go with Jussi.

Dominique said...

This is a tough call, I think I'll have to take Markkanen because he looks like a blond Ken doll in his new roster picture.

court said...

JUICE!!! Gimme Gimme Gimme!!!

allan said...

Fernando's a hell of a player. But hot? Not to me.

Jussi gets my vote. Epecially after seeing his secret agent photo in the prez's post below.

WhoreableGuy said...

I touched Jussi's back when I was in GP this weekend.

I wanted that pose to last forever when my brother snapped our pic.

He's one sexy fugger. *drool*

sal said...

JUSSI!!!

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Tucksie said...

Pisani all the way. He's my awkward little home-living home boy. And you know after his mom and dad feed you homerolled ravioli and red wine you can take him back into the room he's had since high school and make out like bandits! He and Cosimo single-handedly turned me around on the Oil. Bless their little cotton socks.

She said...

Fernando. Huge playoff goals are sexy.

nwtoilerfan said...

Finntastic Jussi Markannen

Scarlett said...

I'll take the pretty boy, Jussi! I like my men pretty!

T. said...

Jussi is remarkably pretty.

Pisani won my heart in the payoffs...although I miss the beard. The whole Edmonton homeboy, little Italy connection makes me love him more....

Difficult, but I have to go with Fernando on this one.

Also because you know Roli will roll over Jussi if they go head to head... at least if Pisani goes to the next round there will be some competition.

grace said...

WTF? You're all insane. Pisani should win this one. It's not just about looks. I think we established that when Charlie Huddy moved on to the next round.

Yes, Jussi helped get us to game 7 - a feat nobody believed possible when Roli was taken out - but without Fernando, would we have even made it to the Finals?

My vote goes to Pisani. And you're all on notice if a backup goaltender wins over someone that ABBA wrote a song about long before they even knew why.

(oops, reposting my original comment w/o blogger login)

BUT YOU'RE ALL STILL ON NOTICE!

amy said...

Juice.

afterburner said...

Some of these pairings are getting me in trouble. I'll end up with enemies, but I gotta go with Jus.

Markkanen >>>>>>>>>> Pisani.

Loxy said...

Actually Pam, you're wrong.

It's supposed to be all about looks. Huddy is hot.

As for me, I vote for the Juice.

Daggit said...

Nando = Hot. Tutti bene.

Pam said...

Someone else is using my name!?!?!? Who knew there was more than one Pam out there!?!?! geez.

Jussi it is - that's not the greatest pic of him, but he has a killer charming smile.

Blondes finns hold a special place in my heart (hello Niinimaa!), although I tend to like the dark-haired, dark-eyed dudes.

hockeygirl said...

I agree with what Tucksie said, there's something about a good old homegrown Canadian boy. Pisani it is.

Jordi said...

JUUUUUSSSSSIIIIII!!!!!

I heart him, I lust for him, I will give him my organs to save his life.
Allow me to illustrate:
He smiles like a Ken Doll! And in action, he does silly acrobatics so the camera can catch him.
He has a Snappy style of fashion, better than some Russians (I'm looking at you Ovie). And he looks better coming out of a plane.
Plus he's all man.

And I'm sure he can lift a lot of weights in blue shorts

Are you still doubting his smile?

And he has a son named Olli people! Just add an R and he'll make you all melty! and when he left for his kid to be born, he came back to the NYR to record a shutout! Including Messier's 685th career goal! No one says the Juice aint a badass!

jkari said...

there was something in the air that night... the stars were bright...

fernandoooo.



pisani ftwkthx.

Chelsea said...

I love Pisani. OhGod.

lowetide said...

Markkanen is from Finland, the only place in the world that parties harder than Canada.

But Fernando's playoff run puts him into the inner realm of Oiler players for all-time.

Fernando.

cat said...

I'm torn. They both did sexy, sexy things in the playoffs. Jussi is pretty, but the thought of him as a Ken Doll kinda creeps me out. Although I can rest easier knowing that Roli will pwn either of them.

Fernando it is.

the Prez said...

I was going to abstain from this vote, but since I didn't get around to voting in yesterday's Hot Off (even though I'm the one who posted it), I'll have to make a pick. A very tough choice, but in the end I'll pick Pisani, if only because he's on my fantasy hockey team.

Jordi said...

SCREW YOU ALL!

Though really I'm not in much of a sane mind right now. All I know is that if Jussi doesn't at least win this round then he's never going to be a truly loved Oiler.

D. said...

I know, Jordi. I'll be sad if Jussi doesn't make it through. I love you, Jussi!

lydia said...

My sister's making me vote and she's making me vote for Pisani.

Loxy said...

I'm always on the wrong end of the tiebreakers.

My peeps here at HO be frontin' yo.

court said...

So no Goalie-on-Goalie action in future hot-offs???? Dammit!

:hugs jussi:

Anonymous said...

I love both of these sexy guys!

*cointoss*


Well I guess its the sexy Finnish player! Jussi i love him!

Anonymous said...

I can say that these guys are the sexiest men in the world!!!!