Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I would never let Gene Principe into my house



For those of you with the financial good sense to avoid Oilers PPV, here's an amusing intermission piece on Tom Gilbert, Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner's frat abode. Like Marty Reasoner and Matt Greene before him, Tom Gilbert proves that college players always have the best sense of humour.

26 comments:

Steve said...

Who's that walking by in the background at 6:01?

thinking hurts said...

You know Gene wants some supper but nobody's offering.

Kirsten said...

They probably cleaned like mad before this. No guy house I've ever seen is this clean.

mike w said...

They probably cleaned like mad before this. No guy house I've ever seen is this clean.

It's probably that mysterious mom-like figure in the background at about 6:01.

Andy Grabia said...

Why do they keep putting these guys out in the middle of effing nowhere? Did we learn nothing from Chris Pronger and Terwilleger Towne? PUT THEM DOWNTOWN OR ON SASK. DRIVE.

James L. said...

No shit. Sask Drive, Downtown, Windsor Park, Glenora, freakin' Skunk Hollow... anywhere but these soul-sucking cookie cutter suburbs.

No wonder these poor guys are playing video games all night...

nullterm said...

Did anyone else think of the Hanson brothers playing with their toy race cars in the hotel room when the video started and they're playing video Guitar Hero?

mike w said...

"They brought their fuckin toys!"

Black Dog said...

Where do you think they have the puckbunnies hidden?

heed said...

For those of you with the financial good sense to avoid Oilers PPV

if they are going to pay souray $5.5M a season...i damn well need to see every time one of those bad boys hit the back of the net. the contract is what it is but that shot is a thing of beauty.

David S said...

Don't even get me started on PPV. Yeah, like the Oilers...errr..EIG need MORE of my money. Man was I pissed yesterday's game wasn't on civilian TV.

Thanks for the vid clip Mike. Looks like even Mr Glass does OK. That house has to be worth a million easy.

heed said...

Why do they keep putting these guys out in the middle of effing nowhere? Did we learn nothing from Chris Pronger and Terwilleger Towne? PUT THEM DOWNTOWN OR ON SASK. DRIVE.

nhl players want the burbs it's just that the burbs of detroit and phillie are that much more appealing.

Chris! said...

Man, that video is hiLARious. I like how Gagner not only looks like a 15-year-old, he actually lives like one, too.

I say sign the Gilbert to a five-year extension tonight, based solely on this performance.

LittleFury said...

I wonder if "living in a desolate, faceless suburb" was listed as one of the perks of living in Oil Country in the DVD the team sent out to free agents this past summer.

Eyeris said...

The puck bunnies are probably stashed in the walk-in closet.

I bet Gilbert played Guitar Hero on Hard/Expert on purpose to impress Gene.

Also, a camera flash went on during the dinner scene, which I found weird. Did somebody in the production crew take a picture? Was it the "mom"? MYSTERY!

garnet said...

The mysterious figure in the background is a midget hanging herself. Look reeeeal close ...

sacamano said...

I wish I hadn't seen that video. It has totally shattered my image of NHL players living in luxury with butlers, wine cellars, and wheeled popcorn machines.

Now I find out that they have to cook their own steaks, their televisions are too low to watch from bed, they don't even get closets, and they get nagged about taking out the garbage. Hell, I'm already living the NHL Dream and I didn't even know it.

ZOZ said...

Man, this totally confirms all suspicions that hockey players are totally fucking boring. It helped me ease through the Ryan Smyth trade - imagine sitting around trying to talk about anything besides skates and real estate with these doods. A world completely devoid of any art, unless you count bad paintings of hockey players. Imagine decorating your house with images of your co-workers ... "This is my Kerry Diotte poster, Gene ..."

another mike w said...

I like how even the camera and sound guys had a place-setting... Cold steaks for the crew!

As for home decor, these are kids. I don't think I owned a piece of original art until I was 38...

sacamano said...

I'm not sure that caricature you bought the Royal Agricultural winter Fair counts as original art MikeW . . .

sacamano said...

Oh fuck, wait a minute -- another MikeW?

I've never seen your living room, so you can ignore that last comment.

pinotaur said...

I liked Genes awkward scolding of the female St.Louise rep better.

Anonymous said...

As a basic cable subscriber well outside the metro Edmonton area, I have to ask, "You pay extra for this?"

nullterm said...

Hahaha, the fact that they don't live like rockstars or movie stars doesn't surprise me. Just imagine your jock buddy from high school with a bigger fancier truck and house. I actually find the revelation quite reassuring.

Unless they're married or living with a girlfriend, don't expect anything fancy in the house.

Anonymous said...

Why do they keep putting these guys out in the middle of effing nowhere? Did we learn nothing from Chris Pronger and Terwilleger Towne? PUT THEM DOWNTOWN OR ON SASK. DRIVE.

Wait...the team pays for housing? The team pays these near-millionaires' housing costs?

I think I just barfed in my mouth.

LJ

Rod said...

LJ: Um, no. The team doesn't pay for their housing. That house is Moreau's property (apparently they live elsewhere in the city). Being the good captain that he his, Ethan and his wife decided to let the three rooks live there this season. Even if the quote was missed, the #18 jerseys in the basement were a bit of a tip-off.