While Alexander Ovechkin has spent his summer reveling in his Big Man on Continent status and hopefully getting his fill of Russian beauties, Mike Green apparently retreated to Calgary to polish his gangsta alter ego.
While he deserves more celebrity given his career highs in goals (31) and points (73), his record-setting eight consecutive games with a goal, and his Norris Trophy nomination -- all despite missing 14 games due to injury -- we wish he wasn't offering us this glimpse of his personality.
This blingy thing looks like any of thousands of unsigned, untalented rappers' MySpace pages. In a black wife beater -- revealing his tattoos -- and adorned with '80s porn star shades and gold chain plus #52 charm, MC Greener seems to be channeling his inner Marky Mark as he strikes a Jesus Christ pose beneath a shiny banner with a liquid metal font. The silver on black scheme tells us one thing: bad mutha.
He promises to blog weekly and to tweet, of course. And we promise to follow. Uncomfortable as we are, we can't wait to see what else slips out.
Greener's also excited about the upcoming season, though apparently unsure about when that starts "here in couple weeks to a month."
How else does he spend his offseason? Well, according to his bio, he trains hard and enjoys high-octane water sports and the outdoors. There are also his charitable endeavors, including but not limited to treating underprivileged children to what they really need: Washington Capitals games.
Game over, Mike. Peace.