posted at 10/15/2013 6:17 PM EDT
In response to stevegm's comment:
You're Murrary story is great, but in reality, that Maritime understatedness we both admire, is hardly the norm anywhere, especially in pro sport.
Like Marchand, Crosby went to school here in Moncton, and I know a lot of kids who were friends with both. Crosby was quiet and reserved. Marchand outgoing, and rambunctious. One had lots of friends, the other not so many. Most people old enough to be their parents(you and I), warm right up to the Crosby type, because they're so respectful and predictable. I have adult friends who deal regularly with Crosby in the off-season, and they love him.
The kids though, see it differently(and when we were their age...we did too). Even though his HS years are ancient history, Marchand still regularly keeps in touch with his old buds, and they think he's great. Not so with Crosby.
You're incredibly overstating Marchands personal flaws, and attempting to introduce them as fact, not opinion. Trying to publicly convince others to share your dislike is malicious gossip.
And, anyone who's played as much hockey as you say you have, should know that excessive drinking and drugs...,cockiness, BJ's, $20 hookers...arrogance and entitlement are unfortunately commonplace in circles dominated by child millionaires.
When we go 'beyond the games", how we see our pro athletes, is nothing more than a mirage...a personal creation we've come up with. Probably best not to go there.
You dont understand steve. Its not gossip. I hear what parents say. I have heard what he has done in bars. I have witnessed him in public. Im not trying to convince anyone in here to dislike him. I personally dont. And its for his off ice actions or lack there of. I hope my kid never gets snubbed by this guy, not likely though bc he couldnt give a rats azz.
We live in a small subdiv outside halifax. Its not toronto.