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The hockey news flow has come to a grinding halt in mid-July, but on Thursday a couple of non-game related stories attracted the attention of the online fan community.
The first was extremely negative, as quotes emerged from an online radio show recorded on Tuesday in which New Jersey enforcer Cam Janssen made several disparaging remarks about gay people and also discussed his eagerness to injure opposing players. The second involved Rangers forward Chris Kreider, who had participated in a charity hockey game in Connecticut and spent an hour signing autographs and interacting with fans following the event.
One story involved a Ranger and the other involved a Devil and while it may seem like this is just a potshot at a rival player, to me it’s more about pride in what this current group of Rangers represents both on and off the ice.
Though Janssen has been know to run his mouth in the past, his public remarks this week may be an all-time low. Janssen, who has since apologized, made explicit homophobic comments and joked about hitting other players in the head in the interview, which you can listen to in its entirety here.
Meanwhile, Kreider joyfully skated with NHL colleagues, gave a huge chunk of his time to fans long after all the other players had left and even asked the rink manager to let him practice alone purely for self-satisfaction.
The reality is that there are a lot of jerks in sports similar to Janssen, even if they aren’t stupid enough to spit bile on public airwaves. But one of the things to really be proud of with the New York Rangers is that by all accounts, the group of young players that have quickly transformed the team into a winner on the ice are also terrific citizens away from the rink.
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New Jersey Devils enforcer Cam Janssen has apologized for a profanity-laced interview in which he made several comments, including one about homosexuals.
Janssen, who re-signed with the Devils this offseason but rarely played during the postseason, issued his apology through the team Friday morning. He participated in an internet-based radio show earlier in the week and said he...
I’ve been listening to Cam Janssen’s radio interview and reading responses and reactions for most of the day, and since I have a minute to sit down outside of a work, I want to throw my two-cents into the ring.
It’s pretty easy to sum up what Janssen said: idiotic. I don’t personally known Janssen and how he acts on and off the ice, but he certainly did himself no justice...
So what does Chris Kreider do for an encore two days after signing every autograph request during The Big Assist IV charity hockey game? Sign more autographs of course.The Rangers Facebooked out this pic of Kreider at today's NYR Youth Hockey Camp......and Columbus thinks the Rangers are going to trade this kid to them for Nash. I don't think so.Jim Cerny over at Blueshirts...
Career AHL veteran Brandon Segal, who has appeared in over 500 games in the American Hockey League, has signed a new deal with the New York Rangers. A journeyman who has played for six AHL teams and three NHL teams, Segal was most recently a part of the Lightning organization, his second stint in Tampa [...]
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Earlier this week former Blues forward Cam Janssen appeared on St. Louis radio. Hardly unusual given that the current New Jersey Devils tough guy is from Eureka, MO -- which is a relatively short ride down I-44 from the city -- and trains back home during the...
Cam kind of has a lot to apologize for, really.
Cam Janssen needed to apologize for his comments on the Thom and Jeff Show. They were terribly unprofessional, and as I was explaining to someone on Twitter last night, when you're the representative of multi-million dollar businesses like the Devils and the NHL, you need to remember that everywhere you go. This, more so than...
The other day Adam Herman reported on the blog that Chris Kreider was going to participate in The Big Assist IV charity hockey game last night.Now, Julie Robenhymer over at HockeyBuzz reminds us why Kreider is such a special person on and off the ice by giving this great account from the game..."After the game, the players posed for a team picture and then headed towards the...
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via the New Jersey Devils, Devils forward Cam Janssen has released the following statement:
“Earlier this week, I participated in an internet-based radio show in which I used some poor judgment which I now regret. The New Jersey Devils were unaware of this interview, which I arranged myself.
“I would like to apologize for my poor choice of language. The tone of the interview...
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