Here's a question for all hockey players: Whose doghouse would you rather be in, your coach's/GM's or your wife's? Maxim Afinogenov, you remember him from his days with the Buffalo Sabres and Atlanta Thrashers, is one guy who can probably answer that question now.
In case you didn't know already (I didn't), Afinogenov recently married longtime girlfriend and the world's former No. 3 women's tennis player Elena Dementieva. She is now retired (make that two things I wasn't aware of about Dementieva).
Afinogenov is playing in the KHL this season with SKA St. Petersburg, returning to his Russian roots. He's also getting in fights on the ice, something his new wife doesn't seem too fond of. Take a look.
The two have only been hitched for a couple of months, but it seems the honeymoon phase is over. It usually takes a while for that look to come out.
Married men all over the world know that look. That's the look you usually get before you find out you're sleeping on the couch. The disapproving nod that precedes the silent treatment. It can be capable of sending shivers down a man's spine.
Dementieva's look of scorn over a fight is in sharp contrast to Jon Mirasty -- a former boxer -- who couldn't help but smile as he took a few punches to the face in a KHL scrum before unloading on Maxim Yeprev.