Found July 12, 2012 on
Thrashing the Blues:
You know, I never really disliked Cam Janssen while he was on the Blues. Did I think some of his hits could have been a bit cleaner? Duh. Do I think that he's a meathead? Sure, but the sound clips that the Blues fans were treated to were those of the "lovable meathead" variety. Just a goofy guy playing hockey, right? Pride of Eureka, IL and all of that.
Is he a good hockey player? No. Did he always know his place? Sure, even if by default because there wasn't any room to not know it. He's not Ryan Reaves. He's not a fourth liner capable of creating chances. He has minimal hockey sense... and it appears that he has minimal sense, period.
From an interview with Thom and Jeff comes the Devils' enforcer's private thoughts on his role on the ice, amongst other things. It doesn't paint the best image.
This is certainly not FoxSports Midwest material. For the video-deprived, the main highlights are these quotes:
"You wanna be scary. You wanna put the fear of ******* God in people's eyes and not just 'Ooh, I'm gonna beat you up.' No, I'm gonna catch you with your ******* head down and hurt you, because you're not gonna know I'm coming."
Classy. Intentional head hunting! Hitting someone with their head down while you're not noticing it's one thing -- is it bad? Damn straight. Does the other player have a responsibility to keep their head up? Of course -- but you have that responsibility to be aware that their head's down and not hurt them when they're in a vulnerable position. You never do that kind of stuff on purpose.
Wait, though - it gets better:
"Oh, if he's sucking ****, he's getting his ass kicked."
Really? Really Cam? In the day and age of the outstanding and groundbreaking You Can Play Project, where hockey players and other athletes are working to make the room and the rink a better place for LGBT athletes, you go and say something stupid like that. I know that there are a lot of good ol' boys who say stuff like that then turn around to say "oh, but I'm not homophobic." Well, if you're not, then where does a comment like that come from? Who the hell cares what someone does off of the ice?
Janssen should keep his mouth shut, no ifs, ands, or buts. I'm not a particularly PC person, but I'm also very much not in favor of discrimination and not in favor of what Janssen said. I believe in judging players by what they've accomplished as a player, and frankly, for Janssen, that's not much.
Thank God he didn't say this while he was wearing a Blue Note, I guess. Not like that makes any difference -- he shouldn't've said that anyway. But I wouldn't want this kind of embarrassment on my team, and I'm pretty sure a lot of Devils fans are feeling the same way right now.
EDIT: As Wysh pointed out, and I missed because I was too irritated by everything else, Janssen also mentioned that the Kings were "fat broads that you regret banging." Thank you for whittling down what exactly you look for in women, especially since you're engaged.
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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.
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