John Carlson Gets Engaged While Eating Pizza (Photos)


Engagement selfie!

We have some sad news to deliver to the ladies of RMNB: according to reader @MariannaStaplet one more Washington Capital player is off the market. Defenseman John Carlson proposed tonight to his long-time girlfriend Gina Nucci. And he did it in the most bro-rific way possible: while eating pizza at home.

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Game Over: Caps Defenseman Mike Green Gets Engaged


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During the playoffs a year ago, Mike Green was asked about the golden age of the Washington Capitals where he, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Alex Semin were referred to as Young Guns. “Young Guns?” Green said with a laugh then. “We’re not so young anymore.”

Fast forward to today, and the superstars’ personal lives have all changed completely. Ovechkin is engaged to tennis star Maria Kirilenko, Backstrom and his fiancée are expecting a child in October, and now Guest of a Guest’s Sophie Pyle reports that Green has taken the next step in his relationship — getting engaged to two-year girlfriend and George Mason alum Courtney Parrie.

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BREAKING: Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko Are Engaged

Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko are engaged

“Is marriage now!” (Photo credit: @Ovi8)

After Dynamo Moscow’s last game — a 4-2 loss to CSKA, Alex Ovechkin seemed to be really, really looking forward to the New Year’s holiday. “We need to forget this [loss] because New Year’s is round the corner,” Ovechkin told “We’ll see relatives, loved ones, friends and we’ll have to forget about this defeat. It’s not the end of the world, is it?”

Now via an excited tweet today from Ovechkin, we know why.

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