Between the four biggest professional sports in America, the toughest is, and has always been, professional hockey. However, the NHL remains one of the most underrated sports in America because it is simply misunderstood. A Harris Poll conducted in 2014 has ice hockey ranked sixth among U.S. sports fans with only 6% of the total sports fan base in America, compared to the NFL with 32%, MLB with 16%, and NBA with 7%. So there is roughly 94% of sports fans in the United States that do not enjoy ice hockey which is a large number of people.
People do not like hockey for many different reasons but mainly because they simply do no understand it. It appears to be a more complicated game than it is because of the constant substitutions, line changes, and stoppage of play. But that is an illusion. The sport is easy to understand if you want to learn how it is played.
Some people, however, simply do not care for it. They do not get it and just do not want to watch it or even learn about it. A lot of the times, in the NHL, a player’s wife or girlfriend might be in that category because they just do not watch sports, or maybe just do not care for ice hockey. We have not conducted a study on this yet but based on what we have seen over the years, the hotter a WAG, that is the short-handed term for an athlete’s wife or girlfriend, the less likely they are going to know about the sport their significant other plays.
Since we are only talking about the NHL, here is our list of the 15 Hot NHL WAGs that Probably Don’t Understand Hockey.
15. Lauren Cosgrove (T.J. Oshie)
Three years after they met, T.J. Oshie and Lauren Cosgrove got engaged, just days before he left for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, back in 2014. They were married in July of 2015 and are now one of the NHL’s cutest new couples.
Although she appears to have the knowledge thanks to her Twitter posts and live tweeting during some of T.J.’s games, her hockey IQ is far below that of an average fan. Sure, she understands that scoring is good and when No.74 has the puck, cheer. But her time is mostly spent raising their two daughters and becoming a star herself. There is absolutely nothing wrong with not having an advanced degree in hockey rules, especially for a woman that is as beautiful and intelligent as Lauren.
14. Maripier Morin (Brandon Prust)
Some of the women on our list share something in common, and it is not their knowledge of hockey. It is the fact that they do not need to learn the game or understand the rules, as they are doing just fine without any of that nonsense.
Maripier Morin talks about her man, Brandon Prust, during his games and she even discusses the gameplay as it happens, live, but she is only doing it because she loves him and enjoys cheering him on. She does not need to learn about hockey with a body like hers. Maripier Morin has been modeling for so long that anything she does involving hockey is simply because she loves her man and that is what you do when you love someone, you learn about their passions and you try to share it with them.
It is easy to say that she is not the most knowledgeable hockey fan, but does she have to be?
13. Erin Andrews (Jarret Stoll)
This article is not intended to insult anyone, especially all of these beautiful ladies, but someone has to talk about Erin Andrews. We are sure that almost all of you reading this will agree that Erin Andrews is one of the most beautiful sports journalists, and sideline reporters, in the history of television. However, if she was not so attractive, would she still have a job as a sideline reporter for Fox? Or would it have gone to the more talented but less attractive Pam Oliver, who lost her job as a member of Fox’s “A” team for NFL games to Erin Andrews?
Jarret Stoll does not seem to care about her knowledge of sports or what she does for a living, or he would not have asked for her hand in marriage just this past month.
12. Tammy Horton (Nathan Horton)
Back in November of 2004, Tammy Plante was a featured model in Playboy’s College Girls issue. She did a photo shoot and even a video feature during her time with Playboy, and for those of you who have the time, we recommend it but only if you are old enough to look at that kind of stuff of course.
The Canadian model did other various jobs showing off her amazingly perfect body including working as a virtual bartender for beer.com, in which users playing the game had the ability to make her do certain things based on user preferences. It was not very long after that when she would met Nathan Horton and the two were married in 2007.
Does she know much about hockey? Sure, she knows a little bit about it. Her great-uncle is a NHL goaltending legend Jacques Plante.
11. Emma Andersson (Henrik Zetterberg)
Let’s give the ladies a chance to speak for a minute. Emma Andersson is gorgeous but her husband, Henrik Zetterberg, has been considered one of the sexiest men in NHL history. That is not coming from the men around the office, we were told this by about ten different women that saw his picture and enlightened us about his female following.
Regardless of how attractive Henrik Zetterberg is for the women, for the men, his wife is equally as hot. She was already a star in Sweden as a television personality and singer before she married Henrik and moved to the United States. If she knows anything about hockey it would be from her years of growing up in a country that treats hockey the way Americans treat the NFL.