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#41 devilsrule33

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:54 AM

So to get off the PR police thread...

I would have like to heard his honest thoughts of how its like to be in a Stanley Cup playoffs... in a deep run... as a healthy scratch. Do teammates rib you? How hard are you playing on the ice at practice... etc I know the bullsh!t tv replies... but it would have been nice to get an unfiltered answer.

He's smart enough to know we are his meal ticket as it's clear he's incredibly grateful to NJ... but he very clearly misses STL... and not just because he's on a STL podcast.


The interviewers themselves sucked. It was fun hearing 'Professional Athlete: Uncut and Unfiltered', but there were some great questions that could have been asked especially how open and comfortable Cam seemed to be on the show. I would have liked to know his opinion on fighting in general and the deaths last off-season.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:00 AM

The interview itself sucked. It was fun hearing 'Professional Athlete: Uncut and Unfiltered', but there were some great questions that could have been asked especially how open and comfortable Cam seemed to be on the show. I would have liked to know his opinion on fighting in general and the deaths last off-season.

Agreed... but they were definitely keeping it lighter and bro-talkish... Which is really likely the reason they didn't talk about his lack of playing, fighting related injuries, death, etc... He even gave them a great in... when he talked about being punch drunk and not just swallowing fists.



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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

Did anyone else get a bad vibe from the last two minutes of that interview? Like maybe it was the sort of thing Belak, Boogaard, or Rypien might have said?

God, I hope I'm WWAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY off on that.

DIG, I was thinking the same thing with his comment about deppresion and think how many times he has had head tauma from fights, hits.. Again I hope you and I are wrong, but scary sh!t non the less!
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

people are too sensitive to everything now, its just annoying... whats said/done on the ice is USUALLY kept on there... im sure MANY a-player have made fun of marty for his infidelity and what not... such is life, we all need MORE of a sense of humor in this world...

anyway! I enjoyed it, it wasn't a typical blah blah interview where they discussed on ice stuff (which is fine) but it was a bit about Cam himself, which in my opinion, is WAY more interesting. I mean, hes not a great skater and i DO cringe if hes on the ice during certain times, but he is a fan favorite, and as Devil fans, we can all say we love the dude for his attitude and his commitment to the Devils.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

Moving on from kicking the cock-sucker's ass comment for a moment, it was amazing how many sides you saw of Cam and maybe 'the fighter' in general. I don't want to call it bi-polar, but there was a lot of crazy stuff from when he is fighting to not fighting. The depression stuff is certainly something that needs to be taken care of. After everything that is happened with Boogaard, Rypien, and Belak. When a player in his role said he gets depressed for whatever reason, the Devils and the league should look into it.

I don't know what it is, but these fighters seem like characters from the movie "The Wrestler". That rush of fighting and the crowd response, the teammates response, how it makes them feel, etc is such an incredible rush, and when it isn't there or they don't feel like they can help, how useless they feel. At the same time, you see the stress from guys like Cam from year-to-year just getting an NHL contract and the work that needs to be done to continue to be good at your role. There is no way someone like him can remake his game like a former scorer to a checker. He has to continue to fight. There is nothing else. And perhaps he doesn't want to anymore. But that's the only way he gets another contract. Now I am thinking that is why guys like Peters or Boulton stopped fighting when they got to NJ. Having two years security was so valuable to them that they felt they could loosen the rope on their role. They didn't have to go out and do something they maybe hate just to survive for another year.

All I know is the more and more layers that are peeled back, the more fvcking dark and fvcked up this role in hockey is.

As for doing the interview..this is why Lou doesn't allow this stuff. Even though we got a few great tidbits, he still seemed like a douche for a lot of the time and felt comfortable and relaxed enough to say some comments that could hurt his career. Once again, that is the reason not to do these kind of interviews. But if Cam needs help and can get help, maybe this interview is a positive. He said when he feels down, he needs it because it motivates him, but what happens when he doesn't play or doesn't get an NHL contract, or is sent to the minors? What then?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

It's just funny how reading this thread, my own posts included, you can see how not only the team is influenced by Lou's philosophies but we are too.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

Hope Cam doesn't get any sh!t for this.

What a spectacular meathead, totally made my morning seeing this. Would love to have him doing NSFW color commentary some day.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

I don't think he said he would kick a fags ass, I believe he clearly stated he would kick a cock suckers ass. Not all cock suckers are gay. Posted Image
Oh and he also didn't say he's targeting anyones head, he sed if they don't keep their head up, he'll hurt 'em. COMPLETELY legit statement.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:35 AM

I don't see any problems except for the part on how Cam gets depressed. Even then, it may be nothing.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Moving on from kicking the cock-sucker's ass comment for a moment, it was amazing how many sides you saw of Cam and maybe 'the fighter' in general. I don't want to call it bi-polar, but there was a lot of crazy stuff from when he is fighting to not fighting. The depression stuff is certainly something that needs to be taken care of. After everything that is happened with Boogaard, Rypien, and Belak. When a player in his role said he gets depressed for whatever reason, the Devils and the league should look into it.

I don't know what it is, but these fighters seem like characters from the movie "The Wrestler". That rush of fighting and the crowd response, the teammates response, how it makes them feel, etc is such an incredible rush, and when it isn't there or they don't feel like they can help, how useless they feel. At the same time, you see the stress from guys like Cam from year-to-year just getting an NHL contract and the work that needs to be done to continue to be good at your role. There is no way someone like him can remake his game like a former scorer to a checker. He has to continue to fight. There is nothing else. And perhaps he doesn't want to anymore. But that's the only way he gets another contract. Now I am thinking that is why guys like Peters or Boulton stopped fighting when they got to NJ. Having two years security was so valuable to them that they felt they could loosen the rope on their role. They didn't have to go out and do something they maybe hate just to survive for another year.

All I know is the more and more layers that are peeled back, the more fvcking dark and fvcked up this role in hockey is.

As for doing the interview..this is why Lou doesn't allow this stuff. Even though we got a few great tidbits, he still seemed like a douche for a lot of the time and felt comfortable and relaxed enough to say some comments that could hurt his career. Once again, that is the reason not to do these kind of interviews. But if Cam needs help and can get help, maybe this interview is a positive. He said when he feels down, he needs it because it motivates him, but what happens when he doesn't play or doesn't get an NHL contract, or is sent to the minors? What then?


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

Just to imagine Lou's face watching this is fvcking hilarious
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

Man the more I think about, the more I think this adversely affects his career, especially when dealing with Lou.

Hope I'm wrong, seems like a nice enough guy, but some of the stuff he said will certainly ruffle Lou's feathers
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:13 PM

Man the more I think about, the more I think this adversely affects his career, especially when dealing with Lou.

Hope I'm wrong, seems like a nice enough guy, but some of the stuff he said will certainly ruffle Lou's feathers


It's going to be very interesting if the knee-jerk media reaction comes. Lou definitely sees something in Cam. He supposedly was very upset when he traded him and was quick to bring him back. I wonder just how he will react, if he does at all.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:18 PM

Just to imagine Lou's face watching this is fvcking hilarious



I would imagine him choking, and falling to the ground. If not, definitely tossing Jelly jars around like a madman. BTW, your site is awesome!
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:27 PM

But you know how this works. How many times have you kid around with a buddy and said something like "Oh please, you're such a f*g!" and not meant anything remotely homophobic by it? But certain "zero tolerance, zero thought" groups, even though they know better, act like that kind of joking around like this isn't really joking, and right away the guy who said the comment is anti-gay and uttered an anti-gay slur, and needs to undergo tolerance and sensitivity training. That's where the real joke lies.

What's sad is the sensitivity thought police are winning (or have pretty much won)...I think most level-headed people will hear what Cam said and say, "Yeah, some of what he said was pretty funny, but IN TODAY'S WORLD you really have to watch what you say." So even though most people are smart enough to know what he was going for, the much louder "let me get up in arms about everything that offends me" crowd will have the final say. And yet another guy who dared to be human and say things a lot of people say in a variety of settings when they are simply being themselves will be made an example.


It's a shame because having to be "PC" all the time means that you're not being honest all the time. You can't tell people what they need hear so that they think nothing is wrong with something that is completely wrong and effects other people.(Not talking about homosexuality obviously) The people that run these "you offended me" organizations are the 2nd worst kind of hypocrites next to big businesses that take gov't handouts.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

Just to imagine Lou's face watching this is fvcking hilarious

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

Cam could definitely pass for a normal person on any of the week. Sure he's not going to be working an office job most likely but go on a labor job site and he would fit right in. It's obvious that he knows he's just a regular guy and he values a gift he has to be able to play in the NHL. That's why he says he hates taking a couple days off, he's got a gift and wants to make the most of it. A 15 year career with a 500k contract is still a ton of money.

I wish Cam all the best and hope he's our tough guy for a long time.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

I don't see any problems except for the part on how Cam gets depressed. Even then, it may be nothing.


I believe there was some exaggeration going on there...
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

one time at a bar jim dowd let my friend wear his ring. not just try it on.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:50 PM

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...yeah I was bored.


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