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05-28-2010, 04:47 AM
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Locker room hierarchy

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I`ve heard stories about hierarchy among players in locker rooms, veterans having certain privileges and so on. Could you elaborate this a little bit? For instance, do guys like Lidstrom in Detroit and Selanne in Anaheim have rookie players taking care of their equipments? And speaking of rookies, do they have some duties in locker room to earn their place in the team? Can a rookie go to the captain and say "I don`t like the way you play!" or is it considered disrespectful?

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They may have contests and the losing rookie has to do certain things like fill water/gatorade bottles or pick up gear for a day but no they don't do something automatically being a rookie.

I imagine some vets would tell rookies straight up if theres a problem come to me and we'll take about it but as far as a rookie going up to Lidtstrom and saying "I think you playing sucky" Naw never happen. 1) cuz lidstrom has hardly ever sucked, ever and
2) you just don't do that, you keep your mouth shut

I could see a room being divided into young players and vets. Young players mostly do the same things. Hangout, play video games, watch movies etc and vets, most have families so a rift could take place there. Most of your succesful teams are gonna have harmonious dressing rooms. There could be some anymosity between a few players but its not discussed in the room. Its all about the team and winning.

This is how i imagine things work around NHL locker rooms.

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I could imagine something like the rookie has to treat the veteran that assisted on his first goal to dinner or something.

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According to Theo Fleury's book, Patrick Roy used to tell Bob Hartley that practice was canceled because he was going to play golf.

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http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=498245

hilarious story

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What up ya`ll.

I`ve heard stories about hierarchy among players in locker rooms, veterans having certain privileges and so on. Could you elaborate this a little bit? For instance, do guys like Lidstrom in Detroit and Selanne in Anaheim have rookie players taking care of their equipments? And speaking of rookies, do they have some duties in locker room to earn their place in the team? Can a rookie go to the captain and say "I don`t like the way you play!" or is it considered disrespectful?

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There used to be a hierarchy in Russian hockey, with the younger players having to carry the older ones bags.

As for the NHL, I'm not sure. I used to have this vision of Yzerman or Lidstrom walking into the Wings dressing room and everyone going down on one knee like that scene from Gladiator

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I heard it was a cracker...

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According to Theo Fleury's book, Patrick Roy used to tell Bob Hartley that practice was canceled because he was going to play golf.
Funny because Patrick Roy has also admitted to not showing up to practices with the ramparts to go golfing.

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I heard it was a cracker...
i thought it was a biscuit?

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Rookies have to show that they are 100% dedicated.


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What up ya`ll.

I`ve heard stories about hierarchy among players in locker rooms, veterans having certain privileges and so on. Could you elaborate this a little bit? For instance, do guys like Lidstrom in Detroit and Selanne in Anaheim have rookie players taking care of their equipments? And speaking of rookies, do they have some duties in locker room to earn their place in the team? Can a rookie go to the captain and say "I don`t like the way you play!" or is it considered disrespectful?

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It's an issue of credibility more than anything. A young player who is a frequent healthy scratch wouldn't go after a veteran player who's on the top line or top pairing, but a young player who's playing very well could go after a veteran who's mailing it in.

As for rookies needing to earn their keep, I can't speak to how it's done in the NHL. I know there's minor embarrassing things in the NFL that is widespread and accepted, but the NHL has gotten away from the rookie haircut and more toward the rookie paying for a team dinner (usually several thousand dollars).

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I believe Toews called out his entire team in his rookie season.

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i thought it was a biscuit?
Funny...when i first read the original comment, I immediately thought, "isn't it a muffin?!" I guess there are variations.

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Imo if you're Wade Redden or Scott Gomez you should have to pay the whole team's dinner every time you go out, no matter how old you are or how long you've been on the team.

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I believe Toews called out his entire team in his rookie season.
He did. He said "Not enough people in this room hate losing enough." Or something like that.

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He did. He said "Not enough people in this room hate losing enough." Or something like that.
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I believe Toews called out his entire team in his rookie season.
what a champ. so awesome

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