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Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:51 am

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1 ... d_mathieu/

some interesting questions, including this one:
[–]malkincookies7124 40 points 18 hours ago*

Thanks for doing this guys!

For everyone: As a Penguins fan, I hear the fans' opinions of Sidney Crosby. I would like to hear some players' opinions. What is he like to play against? What is your opinion of him?

Also for everyone: Who is/was your favorite team(s) to play against?


[–]ThePlayers[S] 161 points 18 hours ago

Honest answer is that he is the best player in the game bar none. That being said he is always looking for an edge and that includes working the officials which rubs a lot of guys the wrong way. I haven't had kind feelings for him until this summer working with him in the negotiating room and seeing who is as a person. He is a true ambassador for the game and someone who has gained my respect. - DB


That's Backes' answer.
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:09 am

Interesting. I might have to go read the rest. When I saw they were doing this, I thought it would be all "NHL/Gary is bad/wrong, the players are right/good" etc. And it probably is a bit of that. But thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:19 pm

good read.

[–]Densttom 9 points 21 hours ago
This is for all of you guys. Who is the most respected player in the league in your minds.

[–]ThePlayers[S] 6 points 21 hours ago
Rob Scuderi - best NHL'er out there KW (Westgarth)
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:46 pm

canaan wrote:good read.

[–]Densttom 9 points 21 hours ago
This is for all of you guys. Who is the most respected player in the league in your minds.

[–]ThePlayers[S] 6 points 21 hours ago
Rob Scuderi - best NHL'er out there KW (Westgarth)


haha, I commented on that.. :pop:
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby tfrizz on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:19 pm

First of all, I think that the profanity is unnecessary, but I do share some of the frustration that leads to this language. However, there could be kids on here asking questions so please keep in PG. I have had the same thoughts in the past, that getting the two sides in the same room and put bread and water and don't let them out until it is done. That being said, I have learned a lot during the process and it is not always constructive to meet when there is nothing new to say. We would get into a room and stare at each other and potentially just anger the other side and make the process destructive to getting a deal done. When you see the discouraging signs that came out before thanksgiving when we close the economic gap to 182M over 5 years (1.2M/team/year) and the league comes back with essentially an answer of "NO" two hours later. It is tough to see where to go from here. - DB


Love this response from Backes.
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby Rylan on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:48 pm

mac5155 wrote:
canaan wrote:good read.

[–]Densttom 9 points 21 hours ago
This is for all of you guys. Who is the most respected player in the league in your minds.

[–]ThePlayers[S] 6 points 21 hours ago
Rob Scuderi - best NHL'er out there KW (Westgarth)


haha, I commented on that.. :pop:


I wasted a solid 5 minutes reading your comment history after I stumbled upon that answer... :face:
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:44 am

Creep
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Re: Schnieder, Westgarth, and Backes do AMA

Postby Rylan on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:50 am

Yea, more or less...

It was curiosity that killed me.
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