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Some words worth a thousand pictures

Posted on: September 27, 2010 2:57 pm
Apparently they are in desperate need of some veteran leadership in Minnesota because no one on the Wild thought to provide young forward Guillaume Latendresse with the book of accepted clichés for NHL players.

Not even an old one if you can believe it. And that would have been fine too since all the versions come with the standard response for those asked hypothetical questions about joining other teams. The one that tells 23 year olds like Latendresse to limit an answer to: “I’m a member of (fill in the blank team) now and I’m happy here.”

No harm, no foul, no words that could come back and bite you in the butt.

Latendresse already has some experience in that regard, the result of what he thought was a harmless interview with a reporter who wrote for a gay magazine in Montreal around the time he broke in with the Canadiens in 2006. It was an embarrassment for him and the organization and lingered because Latendresse never quite lived up to the high hopes fans had for one of the few French-Canadian players on the team.

Now though, Latendresse is with the Wild, joining them after a trade last November. He had a breakout season with 25 goals away from the pressure of Montreal and then signed a new contract for $5 million over two years during the summer with Minnesota.

But he sent a strange message to Wild fans while in Montreal over the weekend for a pre-season game with the Canadiens. After telling told a group of reporters that he was really happy in Minnesota, Latendresse added he could see himself back with the Canadiens.

“Maybe when I’m older,” Latendresse speculated. “At 27 or 28, that would be better for me. You’re more mature, more experienced.”

And more likely to understand the less said the better.
Category: NHL

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2010 7:14 am

Some words worth a thousand pictures

I think "gay" in this case is a euphimism for mouth-breather from Duluth.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2010 6:32 pm

Some words worth a thousand pictures

It must have been a slow day in the news for this to be a top story...  And that is coming from a Wild fan.

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:33 pm
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