Let me tell you one thing: virtually no one outside of the New York area code would know Brandon's name if it wasn't for his smoking hot girlfriend Marie-Pier Morin. I'd like to think I'm a big hockey guy but I had no clue who Brandon was until researching the wives and girlfriends of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Looking at his stats I can see why I had no clue who he was (82 games, 5 goals, 12 assists, and a -1 plus/minus rating for the whole season).
Due to Marie, Brandon is becoming a household name for some people. Many people may recognize Maria as a Deal or No Deal model, who appeared on the Canadian version of the show (but I could be wrong on that). Like most of the girls on the show she is also an aspiring model.
The couple has been together for over two years, though the relationship hasn't always been smooth. According to Page 6 of the NY Post, Brandon was caught red handed with another girl, and a famous girl at that. In early 2011 Brandon was spotted with Michelle Trachtenberg who many of you are familiar with from the TV show "Gossip Girls." Despite this story being all over the papers the couple is still together and was a big part of the last 24/7 on HBO for the Winter Classic.
We'd like to issue an apology to all seven of our longtime readers:
We are sorry for neglecting Hockey WAGS for this long.
It hasn't been for lack of interest, and it certainly hasn't been for lack of information or quality content. There's no reasonable excuse for it outside our general gaps in hockey knowledge, and for that, we apologize.
As our apology, we'd like to introduce you to Devils captain Zach Parise's girlfriend fiancee Alisha Woods. Zach and Alisha have been dating for years, and were engaged in August of 2011, shortly before the Devils kicked off their 2011-2012 training camp. The couple is planning on returning to Parise's Minnesota hometown to get married in July 21, 2012 (and you can guarantee that if the Devils win the Cup this year, Lord Stanley's trophy will be in attendance). Of interesting note, they have by far and away the most reasonable wedding registry of any sports couple I've ever seen. Seem pretty humble and down to earth to us.
Beyond that, there's not much information about Alisha. I mean, she's hot, but you've gathered as much and we probably didn't need to spell that out. If anyone has anything else, please let us know and we'll keep the rest of you posted.
In an odd interview, which you can see on the right, Yandle straight up admitted that he picked his wife so he could be like his brother (and actually sounded proud of this fact). Well, I guess that’s one way to admire someone and pay homage. Apparently he has spent his entire life looking up to his brother, which is certainly normal, but normal may be thrown out of the equation when you go to this extreme
The Yandle’s(actually, in this case, that doesn't actually clarify who we're talking about). Keith and Kristyn Yandle have one daughter, Mila, who was born in 2011. We couldn’t find much info about Kristyn, but it does appear she is charitable, having participated in a toy drive for a local hospital this past December.