Hockey isn't typically the sport that first comes to mind when thinking of beautiful women. Sure, it's not uncommon for National Hockey League NHL players to attract beautiful women Carrie Underwood, Hilary Duff, and Elisha Cuthbert, to name a few , but, for the most part, hockey players are gritty-looking dudes not exactly known for their good looks. Yet, as we've highlighted in the past, those same players have produced absolutely beautiful women. While few are as hot as the prototypical example, Paulina Gretzky, there are still numerous examples of strikingly-hot NHL daughters, to the point where we could - and have - produce a list of 15 or 20 of the hottest with notable exemptions. However, beautiful women aren't only associated with hockey by birth or marriage, they're playing the game at a rapidly-increasing rate. Hockey might still be the least popular of the four major sports in the United States, but it's growing substantially, and is the top sport in countries like Canada, Sweden, and Finland.
I wasn't able to stand up for others or myself because I was too scared of being rejected by my teammates. Sport is something that can bring everyone together - but for Perth hockey player Reid Smith, his love of the game was often clouded by homophobia. Players braved the early morning cold to support the cause. I hope it gives people the confidence to be their true selves, because that in turn enriches community groups like our sporting clubs. Australian hockey player Gabi Nance.
If you're not familiar with the annual issue of the magazine, which reached newsstands last week, it's the answer to Sports Illustrated 's cheesecakey swimsuit tradition. In the ESPN version, athletes are tastefully displayed in all their glory with hands or props obscuring all parts that would have given the photos a sexual tone. Instead, the carefully composed photos show the beautifully sculptured muscles of some of the finest athletes in the world. There are a lot of chiseled male bodies, but rip those pages out if it makes you squirm to think of your little girl eyeing Apolo Ohno 's quadriceps.
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