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Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby dmiles2186 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:31 pm

Anyone else hear about this? Be warned, the interview (video) contained in the link contains NSFW language as does the story below. Cam is pretty candid and game for the questions and then he makes a gay joke. Dude is now trending on Twitter and people are latching on to 'the' quote.

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2012/7/12/3 ... deo-devils

Cam Janssen Makes Gay Joke, Calls Kings 'Fat Broads You Regret Bangin''

by Travis Hughes • Jul 12, 2012 5:07 PM CDT

It takes a certain kind of personality to be a tough guy in the NHL, but from both personal experience and from what I've heard from many other people, these players typically rank among the most down-to-earth, nicest guys in the league.

It appears as though Cam Janssen might be a little too down to earth, letting the world know his true feelings on several different matters in an interview with a St. Louis radio show earlier this week.

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Here's the New Jersey Devils winger on "The Thom & Jeff Show," which, as far as we can tell, is just an Internet radio show. Considering the language (there's your warning), we have to imagine this never found the actual airwaves.

On his Devils losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup finals:

Host: "The first time I did a fat chick, a buddy picked me up from a party and I was hung over and he goes, 'Do you realize what you just did?' ... I would imagine it's something like that. It's like you had a chance, and then it's like ..."

Janssen: "Damn fat broads, man."

Host: "So the L.A. Kings are the fat broads?"

Janssen: "They are. They're the fat broads that you regret bangin', and I've been there and done that."

On scaring opposing players:

Host: "Are there certain guys that you know you've got the (Frank) on them?"

Janssen: [laughter] "Oh, absolutely. Are you kiddin' me? [more laughter] I love it. And you know what, I respect a lot of the guys and you wanna have people respect you. If you're a (Frank)' dipshit out there, you're not going to get any respect and other teams aren't gonna respect you. And if other teams don't respect you, then they're not gonna sign you and it's just kind of a trickle effect.

"But you wanna be scary. You wanna put the fear of (Frank)' God in people's eyes, and not just, 'Oh, I'm gonna beat you up' -- no, 'I'm gonna catch you with your (Frank)' head down and hurt you because you're not gonna know I'm comin', because I know how to hit.' Fighting guys is one thing because I know, 'Oh, I won't fight you. I'll just turtle.' Whatever. But if you have the puck and you know how to hit and you can hurt guys with hits like I know how to do, that's what puts the fear of God into people."

On trash talk:

Janssen: "There's some shit-talkin' that goes down that pisses some people off. There's a lot of personal shit, man, like, guys know personal shit. ... You wanna get in people's heads to get them off their (Frank)' game and don't get me wrong, you don't wanna go too deep with shit because we all have our issues here. Let's be honest."

Host: "But if the guy was suckin' cock four weeks ago, you're gonna let him know about it?"

Janssen: "Oh, if he's suckin' cock, he's gettin' his ass kicked." [laughter]

Give the interviewers credit here: There's plenty of great content in this interview, including talk about how players might deal with a potential lockout, how players deal with each other and lean on each other during offseason workouts, etc.

But man, talk about crossing the line. At least it's a real look into the mind of Cam Janssen -- and, unfortunately, likely the minds of many other players in the NHL -- but sometimes it's best if this stuff just stays out of public view.

You have to imagine that Patrick Burke, the founder of the You Can Play Project, will be furious with the outward homophobia here. You have to imagine that the New Jersey Devils -- the team that just signed Janssen to another one-year contract -- will be furious as well. And the NHL? Well, given the ongoing crackdown when it comes to player safety, a player talking openly about injuring other players may not go over so well.

And as for the repuation of Cam Janssen? Well, this will make him much more popular with some ... but with most, he's now a villain.
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby Oaklandblue » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:51 pm

This is what happens when you interview a Goon.
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby Jackman5 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:01 pm

Oaklandblue wrote:This is what happens when you interview a Goon.



But, but Cam is from Eureka so it must be OK, right, right?
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby Oaklandblue » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:22 pm

Jackman5 wrote:
Oaklandblue wrote:This is what happens when you interview a Goon.



But, but Cam is from Eureka so it must be OK, right, right?


Still a Goon :)
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby glen a richter » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:35 pm

Oaklandblue wrote:This is what happens when you interview Goon.


I was wondering where Goon has been lately...
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby STLADOGG » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:47 pm

lol funny yet dumb
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby kodos » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:20 am

Didn't he play exactly 0 minutes in the playoffs?
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby cprice12 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:47 am

I'm guessing he was just trying to be funny and said something he shouldn't have. Kind of a loaded question as well. The interviewers kind of set a raunchy tone from the get go and Cam seemed to get sucked in.
Trying to give him the benefit of the doubt here...

Never heard of that show either. I'm guessing 30-40 people in St. Louis may listen to it.

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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby DaDitka » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:46 pm

cprice12 wrote:Never heard of that show either. I'm guessing 30-40 people in St. Louis may listen to it.



Right about the same people that think he still belongs in the league!

I had no Idea he had that many family members out there.
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby Oaklandblue » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:22 pm

DaDitka wrote:
cprice12 wrote:Never heard of that show either. I'm guessing 30-40 people in St. Louis may listen to it.



Right about the same people that think he still belongs in the league!

I had no Idea he had that many family members out there.


What do you mean he doesn't belong in the NHL, Cam's racked up 750 Penalty Minutes! :grin:
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby goon attack » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Who gives a shit? Why is there even a problem with what he said? You use whatever you can to get an edge. If that means offending some politically correct dipshits, oh (Frank) well. This is hockey, not Sesame Street... no matter how much some pansies want it to be. :facepalm:
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby goon attack » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:41 pm

cprice12 wrote:Trying to give him the benefit of the doubt here...


What's the world coming to when a cocksucking joke is considered something to judge somebody on? Jesus (Frank) Christ flush this entire sport and country down the shitter.
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Re: Cam Janssen Makes News (Not In A Good Way)

Postby glen a richter » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:42 pm

goon attack wrote:Who gives a shit? Why is there even a problem with what he said? You use whatever you can to get an edge. If that means offending some politically correct dipshits, oh (Frank) well. This is hockey, not Sesame Street... no matter how much some pansies want it to be. :facepalm:


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