Tag:Mike Comrie
Posted on: November 15, 2011 2:25 pm

Gossip corner: Brad Richards dating Olivia Munn

By Brian Stubits

Honestly, I dislike writing these posts as much as most of you dislike reading them, if I'm to judge by the comments. Yet people click on them.

But this one? It's justified from a hockey point of view. So 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... gossip!

New York Rangers new star Brad Richards is discovering the perks of playing in New York as he has reportedly begun dating actress Olivia Munn. If you are as out of touch with most of the gossip and acting world as I am, I submit Miss Munn's IMDB profile for your perusal.

Here is what the gossip site Just Jared had to say about the two.

“Brad and Olivia have been dating a couple weeks,” JustJared.com overhead a Madison Square Garden rep say.

As a personal note, that just made me feel slimier.

But here's where the actual hockey tie comes into play. Since the two began dating, the Rangers have gone 6-0-0. And here I was crediting that streak to the split of Richards and Marian Gaborik. Well if that's how things are going to go, I'm sure the Rangers fans are waiting on pins and needles for Brad to propose already.

Munn joins a list of hockey WAGs (wives and girlfriends) that has plenty of star power, including Carrie Underwood (Mike Fisher), Hillary Duff (Mike Comrie) and Elisha Cuthbert (Dion Phaneuf).

By the way, found another justification for this entry: getting to post a picture of Olivia Munn.

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Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:04 am
Edited on: August 15, 2011 11:06 am

Mike Comrie, Hilary Duff expecting first child

By Brian Stubits

Actress Hilary Duff, a.k.a. the wife of NHL free agent forward Mike Comrie, announced the two are expecting their first child. Consider the hockey world pretty much the only time Duff will be referred to as the wife of Comrie.

Duff made the announcement on her official website in a post celebrating the couple's one-year anniversary. Lizzie McGuire has sure grown up.

"We also want to share the exciting news that…… BABY MAKES THREE!!!

"We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives."

That would make two times Comrie got one by the goalie this season. (Couldn't resist.)

With Comrie putting his career on hold while he's on the mend from injury, he should have plenty of time in between training to help out. Late-night diaper runs? All over it. Wake-up bottle calls? He should be ready. The Wild food cravings whenever they strike? He'll be up for those, too.

His announcement last week carried hardly the fanfare of their announcement this weekend, but he released that he's going put his career on hold while his injured hip heals. Last season for the Penguins, Comrie only had one goal and five assists in just 21 games.

Hey, he's a hockey player and in the middle of the dog days of August, we can let out our inner TMZ. Plus it just gave an excuse to post a Hilary Duff photo.

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Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:01 pm

Mike Comrie to put career on hold while hip heals

By Brian Stubits

Mike Comrie isn't retiring, he's just taking a break while his injured hip heals. Let's call it a sabbatical.

The veteran announced through the NHLPA that he is putting his career on hold while his hip continues to rehab from surgery. Comrie spent last season on a one-year deal with the Penguins, playing just 21 games and scoring one goal.

Comrie said that part of the problem with the recovery is that he tried to resume playing too soon, causing a setback in his return.

"In wanting to return to play after surgery," Comrie said, "I pushed myself too early and that has not helped my recovery. I will return to the NHL when I am healthy and able to play at the level I have come to expect of myself."

Comrie has played more than 41 games just once since 2005-06, skating in 76 games with the Islanders in 2007-08. Not coincidentally, that was the last time he eclipsed the 30-point mark.

His best seasons came with the Edmonton Oilers, the team that originally drafted the Edmonton native.

It's pretty safe to say that he isn't likely to play this season. If he's ready, he'll likely have to prove next year in camp that he's still able to contribute. In the meantime, he can enjoy some time off and maybe take a few more trips with wife Hilary Duff.

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