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There’s no way the Lightning will regret taking part in this fashion shoot

Dec 5, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT


Recently, several members of the Tampa Bay Lightning (specifically: Steve Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, Victor Hedman and Ryan Malone) participated a fashion shoot for Bay magazine, a publication of the St. Petersburg Times.

Designed to celebrate the “good life,” Bay is the preeminent magazine for relevant, substantive and timely information about the social scene, philanthropic events, luxury estates, exquisite interiors, fashions, local cuisine and travel.

Bay magazine is distributed to 54,550 Sunday subscribers of the St. Petersburg Times in the most affluent areas of Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

I don’t want to read too much into that description, but the magazine sounds pretty pleased with itself. Pretentious even. If I had to guess, Bay would complain about being shelved next to Truckin’ magazine.

Which is probably why the Lightning’s fashion shoot looked like this:

First, what’s up with the music? It’s like an adult film soundtrack mixed with elevator music. Very distracting. That said, I’m not one to be giving advice on this front. If I had my way, everything would be set to Yakety Sax.

Second, there are too many uncredited similarities to the New York Rangers’ classic 1980 Sasson Jeans commercial:

I guess there are some differences. Phil Esposito never gently caressed Don Maloney’s thigh, for example.

  1. muttbolts - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Every time I watch the bolts all I hear is yakity sax.

  2. muttbolts - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Sorry misspelled yakety

  3. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    that Stamkos is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings.

    • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM

      the music really makes this video kinda creepy… this video will soon be on the sex offender list LOL

    • nhlbruins90 - Dec 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM

      They would call it ‘fashion forward’. And soon enough, all the pretentious types would be wearing them.

      Having said that, Stamkos is white hot. Seems like he could land a high-profile gig selling … anything.

  4. govtminion - Dec 5, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Wow… I thought the Mark Sanchez photo shoot was as bad as an athlete could look in a photo.

    And I was wrong.

  5. emperor83 - Dec 5, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    I’m just glad this photo wasn’t for the cover of NHL ’12

  6. grudenthediva - Dec 5, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Wow, you mean a bunch of young, rich and good-looking professional athletes got together and were photographed in fancy duds for a magazine? Holy crap, the audacity in some of these guys.

    I mean, I’ve heard of this thing happening in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc. but Tampa….

    …oh wait…that’s your angle. Heh. Haven’t seen that one before, no sir.

  7. rca26 - Dec 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    They should have used Roloson too as a joke.

  8. danphipps01 - Dec 6, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Everything, eh? I like the way you think. Although the same could be said for Guile’s theme.

    … actually, hang on, I’m gonna go watch the recaps with Guile’s theme playing and see if it works.

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