Man Candy/Man Crush Monday, Christmas Edition

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Beef Castle/The Highlander

Oct 14, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod (55) skates on the ice prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Man Candy: Cody McLeod might not be the first guy you think of when it comes to eye candy. True enough, he’s got a fighter’s face — and the lack of teeth to back it up. However, Cody’s one of those personality guys. A real humble, “Aw, shucks” kind of guy who’s just glad his teammates like him.

CodyMack’s not so concerned with getting opponents to like him, of course. In fact, when head coach Patrick Roy sends Cody out, other teams wonder if the gloves are going to drop at some point in the shift. And if they do, Cody’s probably going to win. That’s kind of hot in a Caveman — or beef castle — kind of way.

Man Crush: Cody McLeod fights. Anybody. Sometimes he gets his butt kicked. More often he’s the one doing the butt kicking. He backs down from absolutely nobody. That’s not why he’s called The Highlander — it’s because of his last name (Duncan McLeod of the Clan McLeod), but that’s a pretty good Highlander trait.

Plus, he’s got that leadership. Guys like him because he’s a man’s man, a rough-edged kind of guy who’s probably pretty fun after a few brews. That, or he starts the bar fight. At least you know he can hold his own — and probably some of yours as well.