Nielsen the Prince?
Thanks to @HockeyLoverDK for adding to the world’s growing collection of dark, blurry photos that claim to portray Frans Nielsen with Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.
It’s purported that the two Danish celebs met for this photo opp in an on-ice ceremony to honor Nielsen for being named Denmark’s Player of the Game (4 points) on May 1.
The forensics experts at Skates on a Plane both brightened and enlarged the image, but could not find definitive proof that it had not been tampered with or doctored.
Experts could not rule out the possibility that “the Prince” was simply a stand in and that the on-ice photo opp was just an elaborate hoax.
Despite their best efforts, Danish authorities appear to have once again failed in their attempt to cover up the truth: that “Frans” is actually Fredrik’s alter ego for when the Prince want’s to “slum it” as a wealthy NHL player in America… possibly to find true love (think Princess Jasmine hitting the streets to find Aladdin).
In other “Player Of The Game News”…
The Swiss continue to hand out fine watches like hot cakes.
John Tavares’ two-point performance earned him this handsome timepiece, coming soon (fingers crossed) to the wrist of Islanders/Team Canada Equipment Manager (and reluctant - yet repeat - Skates on a Plane contributor) Scott Boggs… Hey - someone has to wear it during games.