Saturday, February 21, 2009

Habs Leave Gillett Twisting In Foul Wind

Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett unveils a plaque at the inauguration of the Canadiens Centennial Plaza outside the Bell Centre last year. The event was part of the 100th-anniversary celebrations of the storied hockey club. Photograph by: John Kenney, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

George Gillett Jr. is not a large man, so he probably doesn’t wear a big shoe.

But it is time for the Canadiens’ majority owner to take a walk through the stainless-steel doors of his team’s Bell Centre dressing room and kick some ass with his penny loafers that perfectly reflect the value of effort he’s being given.

Gillett has spoiled his team rotten. He has provided his players with every means by which to succeed, putting them in the finest hotels on the road, building them a luxurious, world-class training facility at home and treating them as members of his family, not as his employees.

The Habs continue to be in an NHL class apart when it comes to satisying every want and need of their players, and their players’ families.

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