“In the old Montreal Forum days,” Ryan Walter said, “it was a small room, you couldn’t believe how small that [dressing] room was.”
“The one thing I think misses with the big dressing rooms is that intimacy…” Walter continued. “So round dressing room, smaller space, more intimate.”
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The Vancouver Canucks spared no expense when designing and constructing the home team’s new dressing room.
It’s a beautiful new state of the art room designed to bring the team together.
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The Detroit Red Wings don’t have a circular dressing room, but they stress their team’s heritage.
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Pictures of Red Wings from the past have been placed above the players’ cubicles.
There are also replicas of Stanley Cups that Detroit has won in past years.
Hall of Fame plaques are placed out in the hallways.
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The nucks’ and Red Wings’ dressing rooms differ in style, but both try to bring out the best in their players – using the elements of intimacy and team pride.
Bruins’ netminder Tim Thomas is crashed by the Predators’ J.P. Dumont.
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Dumont said: “That was the worst call I’ve ever seen, to tell you the truth. I know he’s coming out. I stop not to hit him, he pretty much charges me, I fall on him, and he starts punching me with his blocker.
“So I hope the league will do something about that. I know we have to protect the goalies. But there he came out at me. I never had the intention to hit him.”
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Thomas said: “All of a sudden, all of his weight’s on my upper body and my legs are caught in a vulnerable position. He came down on me so hard that it angered me for a minute…By him jumping, it allowed room for my legs to flip out. If my legs didn’t flip out, I would have been really hurt. Maybe he didn’t really deserve that punch he got.”
Dumont received two for goalie interference and Jason two minutes for chirping.
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by Ron Spence
Joe Pelletier has a great series of photos on his website: Greatest Hockey Legends.
My favourite picture doesn’t concern any one event, however, but a relationship between a player and his adopted city.
It’s cold outside, but there’s a lot of love on the side of that building.
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