Via @mkirilenko's tweet, we learned that she is featured in @InStyleRussia's April issue. This is the trailer video of the photo shoot. GoogleTrans of the commentary: As a child, Maria Kirilenko asked to choose between the racket and pointe. Seriously thought, she chose the first and became a star of world tennis, and we decided to [give the Number-14-ranked tennis player another try at her] childhood dream, and invited her to our "choreography" photo shoot. Video: Andrew Skrypnyk (SkripnikFilms) Bella Maria!
A wise sociological expert once divided Human get-togethers into three categories: Gatherings, Shindigs, and Hootenannies. With the course this team has been steering, I don't think anyone is feeling quite up to a Hootenanny, but perhaps the People Of Japers can manage a Shindig. Let's assemble at Bar Louie at 5:30 PM on Friday, February 1 before the Flyers game. Everyone is invited -- even that weird Hurricanes fan friend of yours. See you there.
The [Swedish] player that I personally have the highest expectations for is Nicklas Bäckström, that he takes that next step and really establishes himself as a top 5 or top 10 player in the NHL, and that he takes on a bigger leadership role in Washington. That would be great to see.