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01-23-2013, 08:26 AM
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Nowhere to go but up for low-rent goalie Ben Scrivens

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...e-ben-scrivens

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When Curtis Joseph had the job, he sometimes got a room at a fancy downtown hotel just to take an afternoon nap in peace. When Ed Belfour had the job, he lived for a time in a Forest Hill mansion with seven bathrooms, a steam room and a sauna.

Now that Ben Scrivens has the job — and we’re referring, of course, to his tenuous appointment as Maple Leafs starting goaltender — you probably assumed he’d be grabbing his pre-game snooze in one of this rich city’s more luxurious spaces.

You’d be wrong. Scrivens currently resides with his wife in a basement apartment in a quiet west-end neighbourhood. His daily grind sees him emerge from his subterranean abode and commute to the rink in a 1998 Chevy pickup truck he bought used on the Internet site Kijiji.

He says neighbours haven’t yet recognized him as one of the city’s most-talked-about residents, perhaps because he often heads off to work in a lumberjack jacket and a black toque.

“I try to keep a low profile,” the 26-year-old Scrivens was saying on Monday. “Everyone thinks I’m going welding or something.”
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“I’m cost-conscious,” is how he puts it. He is also 14 games into his NHL career, which means he should be. His NHL salary is listed at $600,000, but the lockout-shortened season means he’ll only make a little more than half of that if he stays in the league. If he finds himself back in the AHL, he’ll earn a pro-rated take on $105,000 per annum.

So don’t expect a move to the penthouse, let alone a new car.

“I’d rather spend my money going on a vacation seeing the world and travelling and doing experiential things than having you guys say, ‘Oh, nice car,’” Scrivens said.

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That was great. If both him and Reimer can just give us the chance to win every night, we have two really humble guys back there.

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Nothing wrong with this, good character if anything. He needs a new truck, someone at MLSE just go get the guy a f150 or something!

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“I try to keep a low profile,” the 26-year-old Scrivens was saying on Monday. “Everyone thinks I’m going welding or something.”

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I will be renting out my basement apartment soon on the west end of the city and I think that Ben Scrivens would make for an ideal tenant. I will reduce the rent if he plays for my hockey team too.

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Nothing wrong with this, good character if anything. He needs a new truck, someone at MLSE just go get the guy a f150 or something!
He drives a chevy pal lol. He'd rather a demotion than drive a ford. 85% of all fords are still on the road though. The rest made it home.

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He drives a chevy pal lol. He'd rather a demotion than drive a ford. 85% of all fords are still on the road though. The rest made it home.
We they could at least get him a 2010 Silverado

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Ben Scrivens MOTTO: "Save ya money!"

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We they could at least get him a 2010 Silverado
Kessel shoulda have given him the car he won at the Allstar game for coming in last lol.

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We they could at least get him a 2010 Silverado
lol now your cookin.

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Ben Scrivens MOTTO: "Save ya money!"
Turns his underwear inside out to get a extra day out of them.

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I like how he's portrayed as this young every man living in a basement apartment, but even if he's taking home $300,000 this season, $300,000 is pretty fantastic money for a 27 year old from January to April.

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He's keepin the low profile because he's been siphoning gas.

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I like how he's portrayed as this young every man living in a basement apartment, but even if he's taking home $300,000 this season, $300,000 is pretty fantastic money for a 27 year old from January to April.

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No doubt, but the point of the article was to show that he's humble and down to earth, and not concerned with being flashy and spending all his money.

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Great Canadian Boy! Ha!

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Atta boy Scrivens!

I don't think anyone should care about the car you drive or the house you live in, so long as it is what you want and you do job on the ice.

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