Cam Janssen’s homophobic remarks in a recent interview provokes reaction from the blogosphere. Enjoy the best samplings, as well as commentaries on Shane Doan, the Islanders ongoing arena issue, Rick Nash, the Oilers defense, and more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham with a spirited smack-down of Cam Janssen’s homophobic remarks, whilst wondering why goons like him are lionized for their supposed toughness (when in actual fact they contribute virtually nothing) while skilled players like Alexander Semin are considered “cancers”. Cam Charron, meanwhile, examines Janssen’s stats to prove just how worthless he actually is to the Devils.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert also weighs in on Janssen’s remarks, hoping all players continue to speak their minds, but if their minds are clouded with dumbass bigotry, they shouldn’t be surprised if they get called out for it.
IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer suggests Janssen’s interview proves he’s more than just a terrible hockey player, he’s may also be just terrible.
HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: John Alfonso Iadevaia believes Janssen’s remarks should be a red flag for the NHL, a signal to crack down on these kind of players and attitudes.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Janssen revealed himself to be a stereotype.
JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: A Kings fan puts Janssen’s miserable attempt at trash-talking the Kings in the proper perspective.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I said all I wanted to say about Janssen over five years ago following his cheapshot on then-Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle. His recent comments provided no special insight for me as to his character. As I noted on Twitter, what did you expect? He’s Cam Janssen!
WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Rick Nash might be the last player to pick-and-choose where he gets dealt, depending on what’s in the next CBA.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Alan Hull calls on the Oilers to make a trade to address their need for a quality defenseman.
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: A disgruntled Leafs fan sets his anguish to music.