Thread: News Article: Therrien Q & A with Dave Stubbs
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01-17-2013, 07:42 AM
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I hope I'm not missing the joke, but "blue-collar" implies a team that physically will be working hard and focusing on making sure the essential things get done; not afraid to get their hands dirty. It's typically associated with trades people and others who do more physical work, and comes from the colour of durable demin clothes that those types of workers often wear.

"White-collar" is the opposite and refers to office workers, who spend more time using their brain rather than their body. In hockey-speak, think highly skilled player who is amazing to watch in open ice but doesn't like to go into corners for the puck.

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