It’s tough to be a tall girl. Chuck and I were discussing earlier that when a tall girl needs a date, there are only a plethora of short men around. It’s like ten thousand spoons, you know?
Maybe it’s even tougher to be a short guy. But it helps to have a professional-athlete level talent… and this face.
So Derek Roy is 5′ 9″. Tell us you still care about that.
I don’t think about Buffalo that much, except last Thanksgiving when I thought, “How are we not there yet?!” and “Why did we go past the exit for Canada?!” Despite being 8 degrees out in November, I had a great time. The Sabres arena is really nice and people were super friendly. Still unclear why they sang the Canadian anthem before 2 US teams played – but we just love to hear it. They do the flag-passing thing that’s so Canadian and they have an awesome 50/50 raffle (that I’ll win next time).
Derek was the Sabres leading scorer through the start of 2010-2011, then suffered a torn quad tendon that sacked his season. He returned for Game 7 of Round 1, which they lost to Philly. He’ll be back on the ice in Buffalo this fall. Roy has been called out in the past as a diver and a whiner (says the Crosby fan in the room), but showed improved maturity in his last full season. He has 3 years left of a 6-year, $24 million contract.
My exhaustive Google search revealed that Sabre fans say Derek is a really nice guy. He supports Juvenile Diabetes fundraising and apparently did some really dorky TV law firm commercials that I cannot find. Oh hockey players and their (complete appalling lack of) acting skills.
This picture is for no reason other than to show he has a friend who likes the Sox. Must be a good guy.