She hasn't posted since the Kings began their annual fade in the standings, but actress Elisha Cuthbert is on board as the L.A. hockey team's blondest, most exclamation-pointed official blogger. The Calgary native who grew up in Montreal writes on the NHL website that her puck credentials include a mother and brother who play. Her latest post enthuses about a game where the Kings' Pavol Demitra, who wears number 38, potted three goals.
Last night was one of the best games I've been to in a really long time....Now, here's where it gets even better: It just so happens the Staple Center [sic] was giving away free Kings hats that game and what does 38 do? He gets a hat trick and what do the LA fans do? We throw every hat onto the ice in the most triumphant way! It was magical. I had never seen anything like it! At that point screaming just didn't feel good enough! Unfortunately, there were a few Colorado fans out there that threw food instead, but they got kicked out in the most enjoyable way. To top it all off, this little boy sitting in front of me went on to stick bubble gum on the seat of an Avalanche fan. Every time he got up it just got uglier. He was obnoxious so I didn't feel all that bad.
OK... Here's a pointer to a more ambitious site, by Annenberg grad student Alexis Jones and recent USC grad Nathan Gotsch: From the Sidelines. They were literally on the sideline filing reports during Saturday's game. They favor original reporting on the Trojans over blognostication, they get access, they profile players and they do video reports. This week, the blog will be on hand in New York to cover the Heisman Trophy ceremonies: "We're paying our own way (found cheap tickets online) and staying with friends."
* It all makes sense now: Cuthbert was spotted in Toronto this week hanging with Kings bad boy Sean Avery. 6:30 pm