Blackhawks, Bruins could learn lesson from Maple Leafs, no need to Bieber-proof
By Chris Savard
It is disappointing that an Ontario boy doesn’t know better. Stratford native, Justin Bieber committed a huge faux pas on July 9th when he stood on the Chicago Blackhawks logo in their dressing room before his show. As most hockey fans know, there is an unwritten rule that walking on the logo in the team’s dressing room is frowned upon.
Stoney Point - July 21, 2013 - It is disappointing that an Ontario boy doesn’t know better. Stratford native, Justin Bieber committed a huge faux pas on July 9th when he stood on the Chicago Blackhawks logo in their dressing room before his show. As most hockey fans know, there is an unwritten rule that walking on the logo in the team’s dressing room is frowned upon.
Apparently, Bieber didn’t get the memo or he simply doesn’t care. Sadly, as you can see from the photo he was surrounded by a number of people when this happened and none of them were able to brief him on proper etiquette. Assumingly, they were staffers for either Bieber or the Blackhawks - and none of them knew better?
I got a chuckle out of a story this morning on ESPN Boston, where they were seemingly boasting that the Bruins had Bieber-proofed their locker room. They out-smarted the Biebs by "roping it off" before he got there.
The other option for both of these teams would be to follow the lead of the Toronto Maple Leafs and put the performers in the visitors locker room. Problem solved!
I was in Toronto earlier this year and took the Air Canada Centre tour and the guide showed us the visitor dressing room and explained how it was transformed to host all the various perfomers.
Seems simple doesn’t it?
The Toronto Maple Leafs website is showing that David Clarkson will wear #71 which might be a play on Wendell Clark’s 17. Newly acquired Jonathan Bernier will continue to wear his familiar number 45, as Mark Fraser will switch to 2. No number listed yet for Dave Bolland.
Daniel Briere will wear his familiar number 48 in Montreal, while tough guy George Parros will wear 15.
Bobby Ryan couldn’t get number 9 in Ottawa as it was already worn by Milan Michalek. He will turn the number upside down and wear 6.
Long Sault, Ontario native Jesse Winchester will wear his familiar number 18 with the Florida Panthers.
In his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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