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Karine Hains
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Lévis, QC
Joined: 10.27.2018

Nov 23 @ 11:54 AM ET
Karine Hains: Book Review: Au coeur du vestiaire Less than a year after retiring, Pierre Gervais the Canadiens’ equipment manager for 35 years launched a book written by La Presse’s Mathias Brunet and it’s a terrific read.
pete26
Montreal Canadiens
Location: (HE, HIM, HIS, MAN), ON
Joined: 11.20.2008

Nov 23 @ 12:03 PM ET
Karine
Hains: Book Review: Au coeur du vestiaire

Less than a year after retiring, Pierre Gervais the Canadiens’ equipment manager for 35 years launched a book written by La Presse’s Mathias Brunet and it’s a terrific read.

- Karine Hains


Great write up K!



At one stage, 7 or 8 players had specifically said they didn't want to be next to Subban as he was preventing them from concentrating prior to the game.

And people wonder..
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:06 PM ET
Great write up K!



At one stage, 7 or 8 players had specifically said they didn't want to be next to Subban as he was preventing them from concentrating prior to the game.

And people wonder..

- pete26


nobody said he was perfect Pete, but it's like with Trudeau, I don't get why you passionately hate him... but whatever
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:08 PM ET
Karine
Hains: Book Review: Au coeur du vestiaire

Less than a year after retiring, Pierre Gervais the Canadiens’ equipment manager for 35 years launched a book written by La Presse’s Mathias Brunet and it’s a terrific read.

- Karine Hains


it does sound like a very interesting read, but I think it should be taken with a grain of salt, as it is Gervais' perspective, and it isn't necessarily all factual (it appears some of the things he says in the book aren't entirely true...).
Mashadar
Location: This season cannot end soon enough...
Joined: 08.31.2014

Nov 23 @ 12:14 PM ET
nobody said he was perfect Pete, but it's like with Trudeau, I don't get why you passionately hate him... but whatever
- Pat1993


The "old school" guys (players and fans) that believe in an "outdated code" are not big fan of players with huge personalities or people that like the limelight for the sake of it.

I liked PK, as a Habs fan, he was fun to watch, entertaining and I thought very likeable (and most important, always himself - no some fake front lots of players put on for the camera).

Hockey needs a lot more PK Subbans if they want to expand their viewership.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:19 PM ET
The "old school" guys (players and fans) that believe in an "outdated code" are not big fan of players with huge personalities or people that like the limelight for the sake of it.

I liked PK, as a Habs fan, he was fun to watch, entertaining and I thought very likeable (and most important, always himself - no some fake front lots of players put on for the camera).

Hockey needs a lot more PK Subbans if they want to expand their viewership.

- Mashadar


yeah, I also tend to think this way, as a lot of hockey players are very bland and kind of robotic in the way they address fans and the media, although I do find there could've been a middle ground between his personality and the way it might have negatively affected other guys in the locker room.
fidopro
Chicago Blackhawks
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Joined: 08.10.2008

Nov 23 @ 12:21 PM ET
nobody said he was perfect Pete, but it's like with Trudeau, I don't get why you passionately hate him... but whatever
- Pat1993

eh boboy, that I can understand oh so well
and tks karine! knew you'd like it.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:23 PM ET
eh boboy, that I can understand oh so well
and tks karine! knew you'd like it.

- fidopro


well gee, thanks for clarifying, now I understand it so much better..!!
Mashadar
Location: This season cannot end soon enough...
Joined: 08.31.2014

Nov 23 @ 12:24 PM ET
yeah, I also tend to think this way, as a lot of hockey players are very bland and kind of robotic in the way they address fans and the media, although I do find there could've been a middle ground between his personality and the way it might have negatively affected other guys in the locker room.
- Pat1993


PK is the direct opposite of everything that was drilled into their heads since they were 10-years-old.

So I get why he rubs players the wrong way... but NHL players are so (frank)ing bland and boring. If you take all the mid/post game interviews, and analyzed them, 98% of the answers are all the same across players.

All monotone.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:33 PM ET
PK is the direct opposite of everything that was drilled into their heads since they were 10-years-old.

So I get why he rubs players the wrong way... but NHL players are so (frank)ing bland and boring. If you take all the mid/post game interviews, and analyzed them, 98% of the answers are all the same across players.

All monotone.

- Mashadar


I guess the sport's traditions and mentalities simply evolve very slowly... for example, one day perhaps we'll accept the kind of celebratory "handshake" that Price and Subban used to have, before they were told it wasn't acceptable anymore lol
pete26
Montreal Canadiens
Location: (HE, HIM, HIS, MAN), ON
Joined: 11.20.2008

Nov 23 @ 12:38 PM ET
The "old school" guys (players and fans) that believe in an "outdated code" are not big fan of players with huge personalities or people that like the limelight for the sake of it.

I liked PK, as a Habs fan, he was fun to watch, entertaining and I thought very likeable (and most important, always himself - no some fake front lots of players put on for the camera).

Hockey needs a lot more PK Subbans if they want to expand their viewership.

- Mashadar


So, you'd want 32 PK personalities in the league?

That's roughly 250 players that dislike their team mate.

Not sure how good that would be..







Karine Hains
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Lévis, QC
Joined: 10.27.2018

Nov 23 @ 12:39 PM ET
I guess the sport's traditions and mentalities simply evolve very slowly... for example, one day perhaps we'll accept the kind of celebratory "handshake" that Price and Subban used to have, before they were told it wasn't acceptable anymore lol
- Pat1993



I dunno if that was hockey or just Therrien lol... but yeah, hockey is slowly evolving. As for players being boring for the most part and the generic answers, I so agree... I mean Shea Weber might have been a great leader and an even better man, but boy was he bland and boring
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:40 PM ET
So, you'd want 32 PK personalities in the league?

That's roughly 250 players that dislike their team mate.

Not sure how good that would be..

- pete26


yes, because no middle ground could ever be achieved...
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Isn't Cooley 5"11? You know who else is 5"11? Sydney Crosby. - Scabeh
Joined: 04.06.2011

Nov 23 @ 12:41 PM ET
yeah, I also tend to think this way, as a lot of hockey players are very bland and kind of robotic in the way they address fans and the media, although I do find there could've been a middle ground between his personality and the way it might have negatively affected other guys in the locker room.
- Pat1993

It's best to be bland when you're raping every girl that comes within 5 feet of you in junior.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:42 PM ET
I dunno if that was hockey or just Therrien lol... but yeah, hockey is slowly evolving. As for players being boring for the most part and the generic answers, I so agree... I mean Shea Weber might have been a great leader and an even better man, but boy was he bland and boring
- Karine Hains


yeah, I think it's okay to have a quiet captain that leads by example on the ice, but also to have other more intense personalities on the team that can bring a different kind of vibe and energy.

Nick Suzuki isn't all that exciting during interviews, but he does have a certain swag to his game on the ice, which is really nice to see.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:43 PM ET
It's best to be bland when you're raping every girl that comes within 5 feet of you in junior.
- AdamFrench


woah, wasn't expecting the convo to take such a drastic turn, tabarnak...
kicksave856
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: i love how not saying dumb things on the internet was never an option.
Joined: 09.29.2005

Nov 23 @ 12:46 PM ET
yes, because no middle ground could ever be achieved...

- Pat1993

Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:47 PM ET

- kicksave856


Kenny, such a wise fella...

kicksave856
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: i love how not saying dumb things on the internet was never an option.
Joined: 09.29.2005

Nov 23 @ 12:48 PM ET
Kenny, such a wise fella...

- Pat1993

sup?
pete26
Montreal Canadiens
Location: (HE, HIM, HIS, MAN), ON
Joined: 11.20.2008

Nov 23 @ 12:48 PM ET
yes, because no middle ground could ever be achieved...

- Pat1993



It's not my book Pat..
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:49 PM ET
sup?
- kicksave856


nothing much, quiet/boring AF day at the office... I have to come back here again tomorrow but Friday I'm working from home, so there's that lol.

you?
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: disguise delimit, QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Nov 23 @ 12:50 PM ET
It's not my book Pat..
- pete26


it's not what I was saying either Pete, but ok, cool.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Isn't Cooley 5"11? You know who else is 5"11? Sydney Crosby. - Scabeh
Joined: 04.06.2011

Nov 23 @ 12:51 PM ET
woah, wasn't expecting the convo to take such a drastic turn, tabarnak...
- Pat1993

Had a bad conversation this morning from an employee and got to fill out the paperwork to terminate a guys ass. Holy crap it was bad. HR is a fun occupation.
kicksave856
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: i love how not saying dumb things on the internet was never an option.
Joined: 09.29.2005

Nov 23 @ 12:51 PM ET
nothing much, quiet/boring AF day at the office... I have to come back here again tomorrow but Friday I'm working from home, so there's that lol.

you?

- Pat1993

sippin a coffee. i'm off til the 28th! just layin low, sleeping late, and building up energy to eat like a pig and party on thurs and friday.
deadpoulet
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montreal
Joined: 07.01.2008

Nov 23 @ 12:51 PM ET
It's not my book Pat..
- pete26


write a book, Pete

and I'll read it


we all will
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