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Big loser in Oilers-Kings trade? Mrs. Scrivens

- January 15th, 2014

The big loser in Wednesday’s trade that sent goalie Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings to the Edmonton Oilers may be Mrs. Scrivens.

Ben, who was born in Spruce Grove, is used to crippling Alberta winters.

Based on her Twitter feed, Jenny Scrivens, a native Californian, clearly is not.

Jenny couldn’t have been happier after her husband was traded to the Kings last off-season after spending three years in Toronto with the Maple Leafs. Now that she’s headed back to the Great White North, however, she has to deal with awful things like fall, snow and ice.

A collection of tweets dug up by Sporting News tells the story.

But, in the end, she took the news of the trade Wednesday like a champ.

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41 comments

  1. Danny sorgini | January 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    That’s what you get when you merry an idiot.

  2. Evan | January 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

    It’s not like she has to get up early every morning to scrape the car windshield like most people. She can just crank the heat up in her mansion.

  3. Chris | January 16, 2014 at 2:38 am

    It’s hard adapting a wife to hockey. If I played hockey full time like in school I wouldn’t have a girlfriend.

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  5. El Niño | January 16, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Danny: oh the irony of you cling someone an idiot in the midst of spelling ‘marry’ wrong!

  6. Alex | January 16, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Sound pretty spoiled to me. She should sign up for some volunteering to keep busy. She is very young and not much going on. She married into money…poor thing, she’ll have to go out in the cold…

  7. sid | January 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

    DANNY SORGINI it is actually “Marry” not “merry” in your reference to Ben being an idiot.

  8. bone | January 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Lame article. This says nothing about whether she’s upset about coming to Edmonton. All I’m reading is the words of someone that was happy to be home and enjoying the weather in California. Who wouldn’t. She never once dissed any of the other cities and in fact generally seemed to thank Toronto for the years there. I’m tired of this inferiority complex in Edmonton. When she actually disses Edmonton, then there is a story not before then.

  9. Jason | January 16, 2014 at 10:54 am

    What a complete non-story. There’s nothing to suggest that there will be a problem. Having lived in the States, and having friends live in Canada from the States, there’s a lot of similar stuff that I/they have said. It’s trivial, fun stuff.

    The last tweet is most telling… sad to leave home, excited to go to her husband’s home. That seems fair to me.

  10. Mark | January 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hey Danny! Do you mean idiots who don’t know how to spell? LIKE YOU! It’s “marry”; numpty-head!

  11. Shelly | January 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Danny you are obviously the idiot.
    Soooooo you’re bashing her for loving the place she was born and raised?!?? That’s pretty dumb!! From what I can see she volunteered a ton of her time to local charities and is a very nice person. We will be lucky to have her in edmonton! Shame on whoever wrote this article !!!

  12. kid247 | January 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Hey Danny Sorgini – it’s spelt “marry” – you idiot.

  13. Rob | January 17, 2014 at 12:19 am

    It’s disgusting to think it’s okay to rip on someone’s wife. This writer should honestly be ashamed of himself.
    I can only imagine the fat slob this guy is married to; see how unnecessary and mean that is?

  14. Mel | January 17, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Danny, do you write Paulina Gretzky articles for the Huffington Post too. You’re inferiority complex oozes in this article. You’re a classless moron.

  15. Oilblood | January 17, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Lmfao your an idiot. I bet anyone moving to California would love the weather and talk about it. You took tweets from as far back as 6 months to make her look bad. All class man lol only reason I saw this crap article is from Ben scrivens tweets

  16. Kelly | January 17, 2014 at 12:38 am

    You are a classless idiot. Scrivens will be missed here in LA and will be an asset to the Oilers. Get a job loser…

  17. Ron | January 17, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Classless, gutless, made-up article by a yellow journalist. Serves you right you got called on it by Ben. As he said, great welcome back home. Moron.

  18. Jessica | January 17, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I do not understand how she is losing. Not once did she say anything bad about any city she has lived in, she just simply shared glimpses of her life that she enjoys and the world was lucky enough to see it. Not all hockey wives just sit around all day depending on their husbands to bring home the cash. I’m sure she does a lot in her time. You don’t know her, so why are you judging her?

    Danny Sorgini- please learn the difference between marry and Merry before you call someone an idiot.

  19. Liam | January 17, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Way to call out someone ANTHONY VASQUEZ-PEDDIE, real classy article you put out about an individual that has done nothing to deserve this criticism from someone like you…

  20. Youreascumbag | January 17, 2014 at 12:45 am

    WOW you are absolutely ridiculous to rip a mans WIFE over sarcastic tweets. Did you drop out if middle school to start writing?! Absolutley gutless. Scrivens saved la’s season even quick went down and you have to write a story about his wife?! Who is stuck going wherever he goes? GUTLESS. Get a new job you pigeon. Way to welcome back a hometown kid you coward. Take a long walk off a short pier and get lost you scumbag.

  21. Johnny | January 17, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Anthony-vasquez, It takes tiny balls to rip on someone’s wife to grasp for a story man. Hope your proud of your self.
    Canoe.ca do the right thing and dismiss this so called CONTRIBUTOR!

  22. Tyler | January 17, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Hey Danny, it’s “marry” not “merry” probably shouldn’t go around calling people idiots if you can’t spell simple words like that.

    The most hilarious part of all this was Scrivens taking these guys to task for this article, look up his Twitter timeline.

  23. Tom | January 17, 2014 at 1:00 am

    How is he bashing her? He just found some tweets saying how much she loves LA (WARM) and then she had to move to Edmonton (COLD) . It’s a joke. Ben Scrivens should probable settle down.

  24. CorbeauNoir | January 17, 2014 at 1:04 am

    “Trying to capture a photo of our tree this a.m., but the sunlight streaming through the window & reflecting from the ocean make it tough #LA”

    This should be the sole urbandictionary definition of ‘First-World Problems’ until the end of time.

  25. Kyle | January 17, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Terrible story. She has roots to her hometown and is tweeting the positives from it. Cherry picking her tweets to make it sound like she won’t like it in Edmonton is fooling nobody except for you Anthony. Welcome to YEG Scrivens family, looking forward to standing behind you, and you realizing that Edmonton is a great place to live, work and volunteer.

  26. Sarah | January 17, 2014 at 1:57 am

    this article is the biggest BS I ve ever read… Anthony, u r so shady … No wonder why u only have 114 followers on twitter … Its a shame that u call urself a sport editor… This article has nothing to do with sports. If u wanna write about sports, write about the games not about the player’s wifes or this kind of bullsh*. Quit ur freaking job and go apply at TMZ if u wanna gossip about someone’s wife and stalk them on twitter.

  27. oilertellidie | January 17, 2014 at 2:03 am

    The only loser is you

  28. Alex LA Kings | January 17, 2014 at 3:37 am

    You must have been pretty bored to dig through dozens of Jenny’s tweets to prove that… she loves her hometown.

  29. Omolatelae | January 17, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Oh, the irony. The guy below who spelt ‘marry’ with an ‘e’.

  30. Matt | January 17, 2014 at 4:00 am

    First and last time visitor to this website, this is garbage journalism man. How long did it take you to sift through those tweets? Does your boss realize the money he’s wasting on you? This is teen gossip magazine at best. Get yourself a big ol bottle of something strong, drink it up. reassess your life…maybe get rid of that ridiculous hair cut and moustache and see if Nikolodeon or some shit is hiring. Cause this bush league “journalism” has no place in sports.

  31. Gus | January 17, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Jenny has a great sense of humor that some “idiots” don’t seem to understand… This article was pointless filler. Ben and Jenny seem like great people, leave em be.

  32. JJ | January 17, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Big Loser in Oilers-Kings trade? ANTHONY VASQUEZ-PEDDIE

  33. Jay Jay | January 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Wow do the people reading this, as well as Ben on Twitter, because I read his rant, come off sensitive. There’s a lot of sarcasm here and this article, if read in the proper context, was not meant to be offensive as much as it was meant to be humorous. Clearly, it missed with some of the audience, but my god people… Anthony wasn’t calling Jenny Scrivens a snob or attempting to make her look bad. Who wouldn’t be happy to be living in a place they love to call home? And who wouldn’t be disappointed in having to leave that place? No where in here does Anthony bash Jenny or Ben…

    It’s the morons like Danny that can spell “marry” properly (Merry Christmas… Marry the one you love… see the difference whizkid?) or Evan portraying her to come off as spoiled. I don’t read this as spoiled at all. I read this as somebody trying to create a humorous article. Lighten up.

  34. Trent | January 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Some ill advised tweets by Mrs. Scrivens (like most tweets by most people). But frankly, the media involving family members is equally ill-advised.

  35. Will | January 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

    @CorbeauNoir Best comment this thread! :-)

  36. Scrivens Fan | January 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I had the privilege of getting to know both Ben and Jenny a little bit during their short stay in L.A. Both of them are the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. Both of them got out into and supported community endeavors from the start in ways that many professional athletes do not. Both are smart, well educated and articulate Ivy League graduates. You in Edmonton are lucky to have them. Mr. Vasquez-Peddie, I think you owe the Scrivens family another article, emphasizing the positives they can bring to the Edmonton community. If you want to use a hockey angle, you can start with how Ben supported an inner city hockey club trying to get off the ground (Hawthorne Force), and how Jenny volunteered to coach a new Pee Wee girls hockey club (which Ben came out to practice with on several occasions).

  37. Theodore | January 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Hey Anthony Vasquez-Peddie,
    After you upgrade your spell checker maybe you could check out content written by actual sports writers: Friedman, Staples, Lebrun etc. Then you could get out of your housecoat, out of your house and do some research and interviews.

  38. John doe | January 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    This same article could have been written about Keaton ellerbys girl when he was put on waiver and Winnipeg pick him up but no one cares about him. I bet she was pissed that worse then edmonton

  39. pnt | January 17, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Can we all just get along please? I think the article was tongue in cheek and @scrivens_30 is drawing much unneeded attention as a result of his reaction – evidenced by all the vitriol (look it up Danny…rofl) here. LA/CA has gorgeous climate & surroundings- or so ~38 million people think. But also think us Edmontonians are big enough to realize / get over it….after all – we got oil money!!!!

  40. Will | January 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    @BorbeauNoir – Best comment! :-)

    Loathe though I may be to agree with Anthony on anything after he refused to run my comment last week about the crazy woman at the Sugar Bowl (what, because I used a funny line from Team USA World Police?! I didn’t even use any swear words, come on!), I have to agree with him that Mrs. Scrivens does indeed come across as a spoled brat hockey wife….come to think of…much like Mrs. Gretzky. I’m NOT saying that she necessarily IS one, just that her comments seem to make her look that way, unintentionally or otherwise.

    For those of you who are saying “I don’t see her dissing any of her former cities” (paraphrasing), may I refer you to the first tweet that Anthony pointed out, ie., “I paid my dues” in Toronto and NYC?

    Generally speaking, when one “pays one’s dues”, it means that you are temporarily accepting something that you don’t like / some sort of drudgery / etc. in the hope that after a few years of “paying your dues”, you will be rewarded with a better job / better place to live / etc.

    As such, it sure looked as if she was “dissing” Toronto and NYC.

    And yes, I DO have a bone to pick with some hockey wives who get snippy over weather. And yes I am still ticked over Gretzky leaving the Oilers because his wife (allegedly) said basicallly “it’s either Edmonton or me, choose”, and somewhat understandably he choose her in LA over the Oilers in Edmontoniberia. And just think, if he hadn’t chosen her, there would never be a Paulina Gretzky…well come to think of it…would that have been such a terrible thing?

    And speaking of Danny, while I didn’t agree with his using the word “idiot”, I don’t actually know which one he was calling the idiot: Was it her, because she married someone from a sport where people are being traded and moving around a lot (esp. to cooooold places, duh this is hockey after all) or him for marrying someone with a LA “state of mind” who might make a fuss about moving someplace cold?!?!?

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