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The Washington Capitals Hockey Team’s wives don’t have their own reality show on TV….they live it……with a lot less money…..

In deference to the VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives,”……these women don’t have husbands that make millions of dollars….and live in crazy homes…..

These guys make a minmuim of $500,000, the highest in any pro sport…but there are very few that make basketball, or football type money……

The Washington Post does a piece on their wives and girlfriends…. who are white and mostly solid middle class…..

And very young….

Support: The players' wives and girlfriends help out one another. From left: Aimee Laing, Rachel Fehr, Angela Corvo, Mackenzie Keeley and Karie Erskine.

[ The players’ wives and girlfriends help out one another. From left: Aimee Laing, Rachel Fehr, Angela Corvo, Mackenzie Keeley and Karie Erskine. ]

Pro Hockey is not hyped like the other American sports and it shows with this piece

The Capitals are a young team (several of the big names are under 25) and many of their top players — including Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green — aren’t married. Compared to cities in Canada, where many of the Capitals are from, Washington is still evolving as a hockey town and Capitals players are mostly anonymous. The wives and girlfriends: totally anonymous.

“Our guys are only starting to get recognized,” says Mackenzie Keeley, 22, girlfriend of defenseman Jeff Schultz since high school in Calgary, Alberta.

It’s part of what keeps the women so down-to-earth, they say. Even if the ladies have money enough to buy $700 Christian Louboutin patent-leather pumps, it’s just for the playoffs, they swear. They are young, attractive, wealthy enough, with just a touch of fame. It’s a mix that mostly works well, and for the parts that don’t, they have each other.

Hang time

The group usually works out together — cardio and weights or spin class five times a week. Once a week, the women will use a trainer. They unwind afterward with coffee, and Fehr brings her homemade granola. On this day, they do a little decompressing from the playoff jitters. The Capitals had a 3 games to 1 lead in the series before losing the last two games, which forced the seventh game Wednesday night.

Corvo, married to defenseman Joe Corvo, is still wondering if other pro wives get to travel. “I’ve never once been on the plane. I’ve never even seen the plane,” says the 31-year-old. A native of suburban Chicago who met her husband in high school, she’s the 0nly non-Canadian in the group. “In Raleigh, I was on the radio one day and it was the coolest thing ever. Six people came up to me later and asked me if I was Angela Corvo.”

As a full-time mother of two boys, ages 5 and 4, Corvo says most of her life is pedestrian. The guys “go on the road and your kids get sick and they puke and you’re a single mom and you have it all on your own,” she says.

Or you call a friend who gets it — another hockey wife or girlfriend — to come help, as Corvo did the other day when she got sick and Keeley watched her kids for three hours. Corvo’s husband was traded to the Capitals from the Carolina Hurricanes in March, and that instantaneous pack-it-all-up, retrench, make-new-friends process has been tough.

More……..

Note…..Is this piece a diss of the nation’s pro Basketball players and their wives and girlfriends? or just the VH1 Show?

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April 28, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Family, Home, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , ,

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