I have heard quite a few surprising stories about how good-hearted Gillette is and how he treats every member of the organization as if they were family. So far every interview I have seen with him and everything I heard about him is very positive.
What I would like to see though is, documented stuff.
Anyone have any links to any news stories or Bio's showing some "feel good" George Gillette acts??? i.e. sterilized private jet, BBQ for the team at his place etc.
I think we can all realize what an awesome guy he is and how much he loves the team by the fact that he's at a lot of games and sits down at the glass with the fans, whistling and cheering loud as anyone, high fiving all the people around him, he's totally into the game and into the Canadiens.
He's a fan like the rest of us except he happens to own the team. Lucky *******.
I was once tanked with some buddies on de la Montagne and saw him walking with some business types. Ran across to talk to him,told him I appreciated what he has done for the team. He shook my hand and was nice. He said he liked having good fans.
a friend of a friend worked for the Gillette family in Colorado and they invited us up to Montreal for a saturday night sabres/habs game. Gave us the owner seats first row blueline. Treated us like Kings. We went out to a bar afterwards with Foster (the son) and he was really good to us. Thanked us for coming up and invited us up again. He did give us some **** for the Sabres losing but it was all in good fun. A very memorable experience to say the least.
Last year me and 3 buddies went to Ottawa to watch the Habs Game.It was in October the famous "Spezza Goal". Anyways, during the worm up we went down were the players come out and waited for warm up. All of a sudden Gillet poped out out of now where.He started talking to us and could not believe how many Habs fans there was in Ottawa.We were all like no,we are from Montreal,you should no that Mr Gillette we are all crazy fans!!! He laughed.
Right after,my friend asked him to bring us upstairs in his lodge!!! He said sorry but they did not even give me one or trust me I would have brought you guys.Anyways so we start asking him for stuff and he tells the equipment manager to go get something.We did not know what it was.Anyways the guy comes back with approx 10 pucks and Theodores goalie stick.He gave all kids aroung some pucks and he made a draw for the stick.Since that moment I knew the Habs were in good hand.
Gillette is a great guy,I have also read a Story about Komisarek and how he flew him by private jet every week last year