December 29, 2011
Episode 3 of "HBO 24/7 Flyers Rangers: Road To The NHL Winter Classic" was a combination of on-ice rivalries (featuring often hilarious chirping of opponents) and off-ice holiday gatherings among family, friends and teammates. Teammates in ugly, ugly sweaters.
The highlight of the episode in the latter category was the New York Rangers' ugly sweater party. Do not adjust the contrast on your screen; these things actually look that ghastly.
That's Brandon Dubinsky as Santa Dubi; Brian Boyle as Buddy the Elf (Who's Had a Few); Henrik Lundqvist with the light-up tie; Ryan Callahan with the leg lamp sweater and the funny jab at Sean Avery wearing sunglasses indoors; Michael Del Zotto with the lewd Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sweater (NSFW, potentially); and Ruslan Fedotenko with the shiner and the bear stitched to his sweater.
We'll have a full episode review later tonight. It's entirely possible that MDZ's Rudolph sweater will vie with Bryzgalov for biggest laugh of this season.