With the NHL locked out, players are looking for work where they can. Unfortunately for LA Kings forward Dustin Penner it doesn’t always mean getting paid. After winning the Stanely Cup in June, Penner is now an unpaid intern for the Conan O’Brien show. But this isn’t Penner’s first encounter with Conan. In July, Penner and O’Brien were in a Twitter feud, when @ConanOBrien tweeted: “It’s quiet today in LA. Reminds me of the day the Kings won the Stanley Cup.” Penner chimed back, @Dustinpenner25 “I guess being on TBS you would know what silence sounds like…” no wonder Penner wasn’t paid
The head coach of the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors Matt O’Dette said: “We’ve got a pretty young team, so they’re fans of his. I’ve actually heard his music in the locker room a few times. They’re not afraid to admit it. They’ve got a case of Bieber fever. They may be big tough guys, but don’t let that fool you.”
Bieber, who is Canadian, skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs and grew up playing hockey.
Already proving his talents on the basketball court, Bieber was named the MVP at the NBA All-Star celebrity game. Voted on by the fans, Bieber had 8 points, four assists and two rebounds for the West team.
Cuthbert, a fellow Canadian and avid hockey fan, began dating Phaneuf in 2008. Their relationship made news when Cuthbert’s ex-boyfriend NHL player Sean Avery told reporters before a game against Paneuf, “I’m just going to say one thing. I’m really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don’t know what that’s about, but enjoy the game tonight.”