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PostSubject: Alleged criminal linked to members of Canadiens   Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:30 pm

Report: Alleged criminal linked to members of Canadiens
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http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=267916&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_main

As many problems as the Canadiens have had on the ice lately, they potentially have a greater one off the ice.

A suspect arrested last week in a police operation targeting organized crime is an acquaintance of Montreal Canadiens players Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn and Roman Hamrlik, according to a report in Friday's La Presse.

The police reportedly recorded conversations between the arrested man, Pasquale Mangiola, and at least two of the players. La Presse adds that the three Canadiens stars are not suspected of any criminal activity.

Pasquale was arrested on charges of drug trafficking last Thursday as part of an operation called ‘Project Axe.'

On Friday, Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey addressed the media and admitted the team was concerned over the matter.

"I can only go on what I know today, and what I know today is not good. It's not good for our team. It does not reflect well on our team, it does not reflect well on the individuals. It cannot be extinguished as a possible inhibitor to our performance."

"I'm not naive. I played, I was around, it was a different generation and a different time but when a player does not arrive to perform at his maximum because of his own making he really lets his teammates down," said Gainey.

The Hall of Famer did not go into specifics, but said the team sent a clear message to the players.

"We've made the players aware that this is not the kind of conduct that is part of people in our organization and for them individually as young athletes, as professionals who are trying to attain their goals, that they have to make stronger choices than the person beside them," he told reporters.

Gainey added that people in the organization have to be mindful of the people they deal with. "We're very concerned because we know that this person who became involved with those players, he's not the only person who wants to find a place to enter the inner area of the hockey team," he explained.

While there are many worthwhile organizations that the team deals with, there are also individuals with darker motivations who would be looking to strike up a friendship with younger players.

"There are also not good people, who are looking for either trophy friends or the possibility of being close to somebody who earns a million dollars plus, young people who are still developing their ability to reason, take in information, some of them could still be in high school," said Gainey.

The news is the latest distraction for a team that finished 1-4-1 on a crucial road trip and is in danger of missing the playoffs.
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PostSubject: Re: Alleged criminal linked to members of Canadiens   Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:49 am

Unbelievable is all I have to say about the latest crisis in hab land. Bob Gainey said exactly what should of been said. These boys who play for montreal are BOYS. Imagine being in your late teens and playing for the most storied franchise in the history of sports (with the exception of the yankees of course). Now imagine having alot of money at that age!! They probably have people from all walks of life trying to be there "friends" in any way possible in a foul attempt to feel important. So how do you deal with something like this if your these boys? At there age you don't really know until you learn from it. And well when your every move is being checked under a microscope you can't make mistakes.
Well there is a problem with that! They are human beings just like us and make mistakes!!!

So to all the people who are pointing fingers and looking down on them, think about the last time you made a mistake in your life that was more important then forgetting to bring the milk home after work. You probably didn't realize until it was too late. And you probably regret it, learn from it, and move on. Well hopefully the team can move on from this after the media circus leaves town (which probably will take a couple of weeks) and try to secure a playoff position which is now in jeopardy. The sad part will be that hockey for the first time in a long time in montreal is second to this issue.

If I was Guy Carbonneau and Bob Gainey I would stop talking to the media and have private practices until this blows over and the team has some focus again. Because if not, like it or not hab fans, the montreal canadiens are on the ropes!
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