NHL Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)


Dustin Byfuglien's wife Emily Byfuglien

Dustin Byfuglien's wife Emily Byfuglien lives with him in Canada on a lovely lakehouse where the couple go boating with their daughter Kira and their dog Walter. Walter the dog is a cute and charismatic wire fox terrier. It appears their house is in the middle of nature central because Emily recently took some awesome photos of a bird eating out of her hand and a fox that comes up to their porch to ask for food. Emily said the birds are tame from the locals feeding them, and the same is true of the fox, which she says "makes the rounds to find food." Sounds like a cool deal to me. If I had a fox coming around my place I'd give it some scraps so it'd keep coming around. Then again, I don't think there's any foxes living in Queens.

I wonder if Dustin Byfuglien's wife Emily Byfuglien asks him about stuff like crosschecking dudes and getting suspend for four games? I always wonder about the post-game wife conversations when stuff like this happens. The wife's supposed to be supportive, but if she's watching it on the television and knows anything about the game, you gotta' figure sometimes she'd be like, "Yeah you totally cheap-shotted that guy and they're totally right to suspend you." Dustin is a beast of a defender too. The guy's 6'5", 265 pounds, and very fast. Have fun getting crosschecked by him, guys! Hope you've got good league insurance. Emily watches pretty much all the games on television when she's not going to them with Kira. That's pretty standard for a hockey wife. She also sometimes gets together with her parents to watch them.

Some of Emily's favorite entertainment is show The Biggest Loser, Melissa McCarthy movies, and Sons of Anarchy. She actually paid money to a charity for a chance to attend the Sons of Anarchy premiere. Canadians are weird, huh? No, but I do like seeing what Emily has to say on her Twitter. She has a good sense of humor and keeps people up to date on her life with Dustin. The couple were only married last July, 2014. Dustin Byfuglien's wife Emily Byfuglien also posted pictures of the event, and she looked dazzling.


Kimmo Timonen's wife Tanja Johanna Timonen

Kimmo Timonen's wife Tanja Johanna Timonen ​is another one of those hard-to-track-down Finns. ​Unlike Swedes (who tend to show up on social media) Finnish wives can be tougher to find mention of. ​At first, I thought she was from Helsinki originally, but in truth I'm not entirely sure where she hails from in Finland.

Kimmo and Tanja h​ave three kids: two daughters and a son​. Their daughter ​brought Kimmo in for show and tell after he won a medal in the Olympics. I don't know what ​the living situation during the season is like, but it can't be too easy with little kids. Since Kimmo has only recently been applying for a green card, I don't know that Johanna is anywhere close to being a citizen. She could just be coming over briefly during the season with the kids, but that doesn't quite make sense since they have a son who's 16 years old, and his schooling would get all messed up. They might just park themselves in Finland year-round and wait for Kimmo to get home, but I sort of doubt that. They probably take up residence somewhere around Philly during the season. Kimmo Timonen's wife Johanna Timonen told him during his blood clot problem that he knows his own body and whatever decision he made would be fine.

​Kimmo Timonen's wife Johanna Timonen stays pretty much completely out of the spotlight. The only event I've seen her photographed at was one of those Flyers Fashion Shows nights where the wives and girlfriends dress up and parade down a runway and somehow make money for a foundation of some kind. She didn't even take pictures with the proper wives; I think she was snapped with some of the wives of management and front office, but I get the vibe that it wasn't really her thing anyway.


Marcus Kruger's girlfriend Malin Molander

The world can always use more Swedish imports, am I right? Marcus Kruger's girlfriend Malin Molander is a peppy 23 year-old going to Colombia College in Chicago and majoring in marketing. She is so damn pretty. I am a huge fan of Swedish women- I'll just come out and say it. They always seem so well-adjusted too. They just know how to get along in life. Maybe I'm projecting but Malin seems like another cool Swedish woman, of which I have seen a few.

It's going to be damn hard to pull her away from the studly Kruger. Marcus Kruger's girlfriend is enjoying a high-class lifestyle, hanging out with other Swedes such as Elina Casell (whenever Elina gets a free moment from walking around Chicago in new clothes and having someone take pictures of her). Six months ago, the lovely Malin celebrated the end of her first semester with some friends that she made at the college. She occasionally throws in pictures of herself dining with pals at posh restaurants as well.

Whenever Malin posts a picture of herself with Marcus, I just photoshop him out and paste myself in his place. No but seriously this couple does some good traveling in the offseason. I've seen a number of pictures of beautiful Greek Islands, cool visits to Stockholm, and other great visits to Sweden ski slopes. Malin's favorite pose is smiling with a drink in her hand, and I'm pretty sure I could just look at different variations of that all day. She seems to fly in friends from Sweden to Chicago to hang out with her every once in awhile, and they generally go out and drink champagne. Malin also went to Los Angeles with a good friend of hers back in 2013. Seems like a great way to spend time while Marcus is playing hockey. Malin's got a real natural charm to her-- most definitely my favorite Blackhawk girlfriend.