Hartnell, Briere and Cote all went through that in Philly. Hartnell was really badly affected and Briere was, too. Cote only played 1 in 10 games and usually just a couple of minutes so it didn't make a difference.
Ok, so what was his problem last season? You're reaching folks!
There was some groupie/golddigger that was spreading rumors about him last season (which may or may not have had a play in his marital situation now.) Even though it was most likely BS, I think we all know how the women in our lives react to stuff like that. I was pretty sure it was an issue for him last year. Doesn't excuse his crappy play, but it is something that's out there I guess...
It's very, very simple. When they married, Penner had all his teeth. You lose one of your two front/top teeth, you're going to look fugly to your wife. Thus, we can blame Penner's poor play on the fact that he lost a tooth early in the season.
I don't really like to get into these guys' personal lives, so I'll try to keep it to generalizations. Again, this is a generalization.
I think I posted something about how Canadian farm boys won't be able to handle life in LA, es. with a C-list actress/model wife with Hollywood dreams. It wouldn't be a stretch to assume they had to socialize in circles that were less than typical Canadian/American family-style. Not to say that lifestyle is all shady people, but a lot of it revolves around a**-kissing people and fakeness.
Quickie's wife: College/HS seethearts I think she's the daughter of his former coach or something. East coast hockey family.
Brownie's wife: Similar deal. Obviously not your Hollywood lady. More like soccer mom style lol
See the difference? Hockey players seem to need that down-to-earth wife. Especially as most are from middle of nowhere with snow lol.
I guess this is a thing because growing up in LA, many of us learned very quickly to stay away from Hollywood type women or women whose interest was being in those circles (unless of course you also want to be in those circles).
Anyway. I wish the best for Dustin. I almost want to see how he does after he gets over this.
Last edited by Kingurentai: 02-29-2012 at 10:37 AM.