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Folks, we have an interesting case of mixing business and pleasure here. Andrei Markov’s girlfriend Carolina Montes is attempting to become his official sports agent. I’ve always had trouble negotiating with beautiful women; maybe there’s something to this...
We should fill you in on Andrei’s contract backstory: he was brought into the league by the seasoned veteran agent Don Meehan. Meehan is well-known around the league as a solid rep, but after some very productive years recently, it appears Andrei just doesn’t want to pay a fee and is quite serious about having his lady represent him. It has not yet come to fruition, and since you need to register with the NHLPA, it may not be as easy as the couple would like. Andrei’s contract is up, and he’s in talks with the Canadiens for another three-year deal.
Let’s not completely dismiss Carolina Montes just because she has no experience as a sports agent. She is, after all, a successful real estate agent in Montreal. Don't underestimate real estate agents just because they're beautiful. She’s definitely no slouch. With the history the NHLPA has, you’d think she could definitely become an agent. Markov has had a great couple past seasons, and he’s widely regarded as the best Russian defenseman.
Take exhibit A: David Frost. Frost was one of the wackiest, most unstable individuals ever associated with sports representation. He was charged with twelve separate counts of sexual exploitation from 1995-2001. Without getting too much into Frost, let’s just say allowing a real estate agent to become a sports agent isn’t really that big of a jump when you put things in perspective.
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I am sure that Brian Gionta's wife Harvest Gionta is a lovely woman. Hell, I'm sure Brian Gionta is a nice guy,... But I have to hate him.
As a University of Maine grad, I had to spend four years watching him easily dismantle my Black Bears during his ridiculously impressive four years at Boston College. As a Bruins fan, I had to see him half a dozen times a year during his seven years with the Devils.... and now, of course he's joined the hated rival Candiens. Like I said, sure he's a nice enough guy, but I can't possibly root harder against this cat.
Now most people don't dislike the Canadiens center quite like me. One of the two shortest players in the entire league, he's made plenty of fans with his equal parts skill and grit play. And as a player dedicated to the third city to truly embrace him, Brian and Harvest Gionta are growing roots in the city.
Brian and Harvest Gionta have three children, sons Adam and James, and daughter Leah. Upon Brian being named the Montreal Captain, the English speaking, American Gionta's quickly signed their children up for French immersion school given his expected length of stay in the Canadian city. The couple spends significant amount of time in the community, with Harvest Gionta spearheading many of the Canadien wives charitable drives.
So here we are. Round 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. In the video below, Harvest Gionta talks about Brian spending all summer on the grill. For once, I'm praying the Bruins can send Brian Gionta to an early summer.
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Many women would be upset or offended if their new husband decided to skip the honeymoon. Not Carey Price's wife Angela Webber, who helped allow Carey to participate in the 2014 Olympics by skipping their honeymoon to participate in the Olympic camp last August. This gave him a better chance to make the Olympic team that he has since been named to. Carey himself joked that he wanted to spend his honeymoon with teammate and friend P.K. Subban who also attended the camp.
Carey and Angela Price may have missed out on an exciting honeymoon, but their marriage is far from boring. Angela herself is rather quiet and a stay-at-home kind of wife, but Carey on the other hand enjoys going to rodeos, and does quite often in the off-season. Angela has recognized that Carey enjoys animals, claiming that when he retires, he will probably have a chicken farm. Speaking of chicken, Carey often eats some variation of chicken and pasta, made by Angela, as pre-game meals. Usually only chicken and pasta though; Angela's proclaims that Carey a very picky eater, but that does not really matter to her. She appreciates and loves him and his love of animals, and will anxiously watch him over in Sochi Russia as he challenges for a gold medal.