The title of this post is just one of the many remarks I could make after viewing this incredible collection of pictures, courtesy of the excellent folks at Kurtenblog. 

  • I could comment on how well the rehabilitation of Patrick Kane‘s image is going.
  • I could point out that John Madden will turn 37 before anyone wins the Stanley Cup this year.
  • I could suggest that posing for pictures shirtless whilst surrounded by women and imbibing alcohol is unlikely to help the reputation of any professional athlete.

But, while all those things could be said, it’s probable that they shouldn’t be, because I doubt this is a terribly unique set of circumstances.  In fact, I’d be surprised if every single team in the league didn’t have at least a couple of guys who enjoy the nightlife, maybe even a little too much.

In some cities (Montreal, for example) these things take on a life of their own.  But this is what happens in a sport that features extensive travel and lots of young men with an overabundance of money.  I don’t know why we expect anything else.