I have always wondered why certain players are on the NHL site. I remember when Kevin Weakes was on the Rangers as a backup goalie he was on the site.. and i was like WTF is a backup goalie doing on the main nhl site, one of the 10 or so people promoted?
I have a feeling that players pay to be there. Kevin Weakes, as you now know, is doing broadcasting. I bet his agents paid to be on the site. But i don't know.
Im sure it had something to do with the fact that he looks different than 95% of the rest of the league. NHL needs to promote to all demographics.
Absolutely no racism intended, just stating an observation.
Hartnell seems to be the poster boy not Girioux ? Harts has more goals, and seems to be all the rage of late every where ! The Classic, Allstar game, twitter, Hartnells falling down etc.Harts is the poor man's NHL poster boy ! LOL
That was such an odd interview. Cabbie was eerily close to G for most of it. Joked through most of it...and then at the very end, hugged him and almost whispered in his ear and was all of a sudden very serious.
Are all his interviews borderline creepy?
Oh and on topic - NHL is looking for the next posterboy cause Crosby's career could end with any hit he takes from here on out. For some reason, the NHL thinks the league will implode on itself if there's not one single player they can point to and say "look, you know this guy, he plays hockey!"
Giroux has the third best-selling jersey after Crosby and Ovechkin. Everyone has noticed what a superstar he is, and for this and all the other reasons mentioned in this thread so far, he's an obvious choice for a poster boy.
I used to dread post-game interviews with him. He was incredibly vanilla and never had anything at all interesting or entertaining to say, but ever since 24/7 was able to show his previously well-hidden sense of humor, I've enjoyed his personality a lot more.