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06-29-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by hockey diva View Post
Small hockey market in the South = no worshiping fans, no big endorsements, no best table at a restaurant when you walk in, no god like status, no bright lights. Don't let the aw shucks act fool you. They want the recognition and dare I say fawning attention that the their brethren get in Canada and other big markets. These guys have egos and Nashville doesn't pump them up worth a damn.
Unless you are a football player. Hockey players not so much. I was in Subway 2 seasons ago for lunch when we were in town for the HABS game Markov and Nokalienen were in there getting food. I walked in said hi and the guy at the counter asked who they were. I told him they were NHL players he asked what sport that was (facepalm).

The big difference I think is that hockey players are given media training early on so they learn how to deal with the media so that they somewhat say the right things I am not sure if MLB and NBA and NFL players get that.

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