Former NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastian Giguere joined Brady & Walker on Wednesday. Among the topics discussed were his time playing with Teemu Selanne as a member of the Anaheim Ducks as well as the current status of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Giguere said the Maple Leafs appear to have solidified their goaltending situation, and that’s a positive for the franchise. He noted that the Leafs have several good players, but he had nothing to offer as a quick fix for the struggling hockey team.
Talk shifted to the sometimes heavy burden associated with playing under the spotlight in Toronto, and Giguere did not hold back when offering his opinion on how the media covers the Maple Leafs.
“There are too many reporters that are maybe fans as well,” Giguere said. “To me, they’re not objective. They’re emotional when they talk about the players or the game.”
According to Giguere, little good can come from an NHL player monitoring what’s said about him in the media.
“If you can stay away from reading the papers, from being on Twitter and watching the news, then your stay in Toronto can be much easier,” he said.
“Just don’t seek information about yourself. You have your coaches’ feedback and family’s feedback. You don’t need to know what [the media] are saying about you.
“My advice would be to stay away from all that stuff.”
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