As requested: The Matchup

Petr Sykora:

Versus the Burgh’s own Ryan Malone:

If you know me at all, you know I’m kind of icked by Ryan’s body, so my vote is for the happily-married and proud of it Petr Sykora.


  1. Frank
    March 26, 2008 11:48 am

    Is there a shirtless Penguins calendar you’re pulling these from? :)

  2. BBM
    March 26, 2008 11:59 am

    My imagination had it all wrong. Petr wins.

  3. the violet
    March 26, 2008 12:03 pm

    YESSSSSSSSS! THANK YOU!!!!!! :) :) :)

  4. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    March 26, 2008 12:04 pm

    I’m with PittGirl! Petr wins for me. Just imagine a 70 year old Ryan and those tatoos. I’d order a calendar if there was one.

  5. Allison
    March 26, 2008 12:10 pm

    While Malone is a true Burgher, he does look like a poor man’s Matthew McConaughey.

    My vote’s for Petr since his picture seems more than halfway decent.

  6. Chris
    March 26, 2008 12:22 pm

    Petr…hands down

  7. blech
    March 26, 2008 12:45 pm

    Hmmm…you can totally tell that Petr is a hairy hairy guy and shaves his chest/stomach. So you just know he’ll be bald by the time he’s 40.

    Ryan on the other hand has that bulge-y thing on his right side that I want to poke and a tattoo that almost circumferences his nipple.

    Ryan wins in my book.

  8. Windy City Steel City
    March 26, 2008 1:04 pm

    when did jeff reed start playing hockey?

  9. DW
    March 26, 2008 1:09 pm

    Ok, after this we need some Sonni and Alison pics. You owe the men, PittGirl!

    Just win a few rounds in the playoffs, boys. That’s all I care about!

  10. Sarah
    March 26, 2008 1:41 pm

    Ryan Malone. Absolutely.

    And I denfinitely need that calendar.

  11. back in the burgh
    March 26, 2008 1:42 pm

    Man … I liked Malone so much better with his jersey on. On faces alone, I go with Malone. Total package would have to go to Petr. But thanks to PittGirl for a wonderful break to my day!!!

  12. chrys
    March 26, 2008 1:42 pm

    can I vote for both?? ~yummy~

  13. Julie
    March 26, 2008 1:42 pm

    I have to be loyal to my fellow ‘Burgher Ryan Malone (now the proud dad of a son who will hopefully be a third generation Pittsburgh Penguin!)

  14. lolo
    March 26, 2008 2:00 pm

    Petr does it for me, but I love Ryan’s ink.

  15. Mrs Pitsberger
    March 26, 2008 2:07 pm

    Two words: Hubba, hubba.

    Thank you, PG!! Can I vote for the whole team?

  16. John
    March 26, 2008 2:10 pm

    Holy tattoos, Batman. And I’m with DW… Sonni and Alison pics, please. Maybe Valerie Abati, too. Heck, I’ll even take ol’ Helmet Hair Stephanie Watson.

  17. Lauren
    March 26, 2008 2:12 pm

    Petr Sykora has a farmer’s tan.

    Malone looks like a wannabe thug.

    Where’s that picture of Sid? *THAT* one wins, hands down : )

  18. The Holy One
    March 26, 2008 2:21 pm

    That pic of Sykora looks a little fake to me…something about the head….

  19. unsatisfied
    March 26, 2008 2:27 pm

    what’s with all the KD love?

    (not that I don’t love those ladies…)

    how’s about my girl trisha pittman!

  20. Erin
    March 26, 2008 2:51 pm


    Even if I wasn’t assaulted by the pelvis bones, I’m left with Ryan’s fug, fetal alcohol syndrome face. Blech.

  21. Julie
    March 26, 2008 3:04 pm

    I’m going with Petr. :)

  22. spoon
    March 26, 2008 3:07 pm

    I have pics of unsatisfied passed out at many Clarks concerts. In fact why don’t more people submit those kinda pics to their photo contest. I’m tired of looking at Scott all day :) damn girls.

  23. Sooska
    March 26, 2008 3:17 pm

    Petr since you ask. I am betting Geno makes for mmmm, um, yeah, an imposing figure.

  24. H
    March 26, 2008 3:56 pm

    Ryan… definitely Ryan.

  25. tw
    March 26, 2008 7:28 pm

    I’m a face kind of girl…got to go with PETR!

  26. unsatisfied
    March 26, 2008 7:55 pm

    spoon — ha, that’s nothing new about there being pix of me passed out at a show — that just goes with the territory.

    but, whoever catches me at a show passed out AND shirtless — well, let’s just say that sid’s got nothin’ on me….

  27. NY Luvs Pitts
    March 27, 2008 9:01 am

    Petr Sykora

  28. Becky
    March 27, 2008 9:20 am

    Where can I get me some of Petr????? YUM

  29. AJ
    March 27, 2008 9:25 am

    RYAN. Hands down. I bought that magazine those tattoo pictures were featured in (The Hockey News) solely for those pictures. Amazing.

  30. Muddypelican
    March 27, 2008 11:48 am

    They’re both gross. Eew. All I can picture is straight stringy armpit hair now.

  31. A fan
    March 27, 2008 11:54 am

    Dear Pittgirl,

    Is there any way, for future posts, to get some space between the top of the post and the pictures of half-naked men so that bringing up your blog in public spaces doesn’t get me strange looks from people nearby?


    A fan.

  32. shouldBworking
    March 27, 2008 12:50 pm

    Though I am a fan of the tattoos, I’m going to have to go with Sykora on this one. In the overall hotness dept. I’d have to, of course, go with Crosby, but my second pic would be Kris Letang even though he’s like 14.

  33. Pensgirl
    March 27, 2008 2:38 pm

    Rest easy, shouldB (or at least don’t feel too squicky) – Letang is actually a few months older than Sid. To my knowledge, Siddo’s the youngest save Jordan Staal.

  34. K Dogg
    March 27, 2008 3:34 pm

    What is wrong with Malone’s nipples?

  35. Sally
    March 27, 2008 7:19 pm

    I’d love to see some pics of Fleury- yummy

  36. dwight
    March 28, 2008 5:32 am

    “While Malone is a true Burgher, he does look like a poor man’s Matthew McConaughey.”–Allison

    Well, I’m a poor man! ;)

  37. shouldBworking
    March 28, 2008 8:24 am

    Ah, Pensgirl, thank you for that. Now I don’t feel so creep about it.

  38. shouldBworking
    March 28, 2008 8:24 am

    creepy, I mean

  39. RaysSweetParadise
    May 29, 2008 3:55 am

    Sigh, sadly all the good ones are nearly young enough to be my kids! The best I can hope for is one will become my son in law. LOL

  40. jamie
    June 1, 2008 11:54 am

    Petr for sure! Ryan is adorable, but something about Petr wins it for me.

  41. deebee
    June 3, 2008 11:07 am

    Yep I’m thinking Petr also!

  42. i love ryan malones sweet tats
    June 26, 2008 8:48 pm

    my name says it all