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12-22-2012, 04:32 PM
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Canadian wjc player interviews... Horrible

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=world_jrs/la...32587/clip/439

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=world_jrs/la...32620/clip/559

Is it just me or do these canadian players lack personality?

All they can say is "you know"... Huh I mean its painfull to watch for me, anyone share the same feeling?

Watching these player interviews i feel like they all answear excactly the same way, they are like robots.

So is the "hockey Canada" about making players machines or are the just not the sharpest tools in the box, or is this their so called media training all about this? Seems a bit funny and unprofessional?


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12-22-2012, 04:35 PM
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Players seem to go through extensive media training these days, wouldn't want to say anything interesting now.

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Good Canadian boys.... you know?

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I don't know what people expect out of teenagers lol...

Every hockey interview is the same... Why would these kids be any different.....


..... Y'know?

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The problem is in sports the media always asks these types of questions from athletes when you have to remember that an athlete isn't gonna be able to provide in depth analysis. That's why you talk to analysts, not every player is a PK Subban who has something insightful or interesting to say.

It's no worst than those stupid between the bench interviews they do during periods.

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They are teenage hockey players. Some day they will be adult hockey players (like Hainsey)

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Well, I mean, sometimes the words take a funny bounce. You just have to take it. You win those 50/50 battles for the phrase you're looking for and it's not so bad. But there are some good sayings out there, hard ones to get into sentences, and you lose 'em, and, uh, all the sudden you got an egg on your face. Sometimes the microphone is just the better man out there. There's no shame in that.

Microphones don't even know how to play hockey anyway.

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http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=world_jrs/la...32587/clip/439

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=world_jrs/la...32620/clip/559

Is it just me or do these canadian players lack personality?

All they can say is "you know"... Huh I mean its painfull to watch for me, anyone share the same feeling?

Watching these player interviews i feel like they all answear excactly the same way, they are like robots.

So is the "hockey Canada" about making players machines or are the just not the sharpest tools in the box, or is this their so called media training all about this? Seems a bit funny and unprofessional?
what do you expect? one wrong word and the media will jump all over them.

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12-22-2012, 05:12 PM
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It's always the same. You know we just gotta keep moving our legs you know and going to the net you know and obviously bla bla bla and you know bla bla bla and good thing will happen you know?

Thats why it's so refreshing hearing an interview from Tuomo Ruutu or Ossi Väänänen. They always seem to be saying something funny and trying to pull the interviewers leg

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You know... They are not saying what they think, you know... They answear the way they everyone knows what they are gonna say, looks like they just try to avoid errors...

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So is the canadian way to preasure these kids and look who makes least errors? Thats really managing from early 1900

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So is the canadian way to preasure these kids and look who makes least errors? Thats really managing from early 1900
ya man your right

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i counted. scheifele's interview was 1:23 and he said "you know" at least 27 times.

i find the us players i've heard are a bit more interesting than the canadian players.

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Guys like Stefan Legein set the bar too high i guess

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I find this topic funny for some reason, almost as if some people are stunned that the kids are like that. Hockey Canada does this schtick for a reason: make the players as robotic as possible so that they'll always "reflect well for Canada." I don't blame the kids.

Personally though, I wouldn't mind to see a more outspoken phenom come along and give TSN and Hockey Canada hissy fits with his "classlessness."

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Hockey Canada has adopted the old Soviet model. Never speak out of turn, nobody is bigger than the team, keep interviews nice and vanilla. Personality is frowned upon with Hockey Canada. You can see it in the players body language.

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You guys are cherry picking. Yes, some of these Canadian kids are dull. Not all Canadian hockey players are. Ray Whitney is hilarious. Paul Bissonnette is Canadian. Brad May was an awesome interview. Steve Stamkos is a funny kid, too. A lot of American hockey players are totally boring. Sometimes they are really lively. Jeremy Roenick was not dull. Erik Johnson is a great clown.

Ovechkin and Daniil Markov are hilarious. Slava Kozlov and Alex Svitov are the most boring robots ever created in a lab.

Yeah, Ossi Vaananen is a great interview. Really funny guy. The vast majority of his fellow countrymen are incredibly dull and make for TERRIBLE interviews.

This is cherry picking at It's worst.

It doesnt matter what country you are from. Some people have interesting personalities and some people prefer to hide behind cliches. This is a truth that has no rules about nationality. It crosses all borders.

Frankly, it is also common sense and if you don't understand it, you are probably somebody with a crappy personality that sucks, and you'd likely be an awful interview.

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You guys are cherry picking. Yes, some of these Canadian kids are dull. Not all Canadian hockey players are. Ray Whitney is hilarious. Paul Bissonnette is Canadian. Brad May was an awesome interview. Steve Stamkos is a funny kid, too. A lot of American hockey players are totally boring. Sometimes they are really lively. Jeremy Roenick was not dull. Erik Johnson is a great clown.

Ovechkin and Daniil Markov are hilarious. Slava Kozlov and Alex Svitov are the most boring robots ever created in a lab.

Yeah, Ossi Vaananen is a great interview. Really funny guy. The vast majority of his fellow countrymen are incredibly dull and make for TERRIBLE interviews.

This is cherry picking at It's worst.

It doesnt matter what country you are from. Some people have interesting personalities and some people prefer to hide behind cliches. This is a truth that has no rules about nationality. It crosses all borders.

Frankly, it is also common sense and if you don't understand it, you are probably somebody with a crappy personality that sucks, and you'd likely be an awful interview.
Ayup, I've conducting many an interview myself and this is beyond true.

North American skaters have a fair amount of media training, but you get your boring types and your very entertaining types.

It crosses all sports as well, some guys are loud and try to be entertaining, but are actually boring (Shaq), while others can be enlightening (Arian Foster).

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I counted 29 "you know"s for Scheifele's interview.

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It is what it is. These guys are living under the media microscope and if they say ANYTHING controversial it's going to get blown out of proportion by the media and social media.

Teams obviously hate that kind of attention and distraction so they'll make sure the kids are trained to say all the right things and be politically correct in interviews.

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Ultimately Steve Spott ultimately says ultimately every second sentence. Ultimately it drives me insane.

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Scheif is nervous in that clip. Hes talking too fast and it seems he knows what he wants to say but hes having a hard time articulating it. If you've ever been interviewed for something or had to talk on the radio its something your aware of, putting people on the spot with random questions who aren't used to it is difficult.

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Can't really single out the Canadians.

Have you ever seen Pat Sieloff interviewed? If I was a GM I'd think twice about drafting him after the way he interviews.

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Evidently there is a lack of character on this team.

My opinion? It's all the coach's fault.

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0 classless Subban thats for sure!

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