Hockey Widow wrote:I've been reading/hearing that Trevor has had a lot of polarizing type relationships in the past. Bure, Naslund, Messier and others have been mentioned as players he does not respect or like. Also that he has alienated MG in the past etc.
I don't know the history. Can someone enlighten me as to all of this.
I remember the rumour that linden and Bure didn't like each other much. Bure appears kinda flakey to me but I have nothing to base that on except rumour and impression.
Does anyone like mark messier other than mark messier? Maybe the wayner or probably that Lowe schmuck...
Don't know about Naslund, but I always wondered why he wasn't more vocal in defence of Bertuzzi...
Yeah, I think with bure and trevor, trevor was kind of the franchise/star player until bure came along. bure became the new golden child of the franchise and trevor was probably a bit jealous, although trevor was always professional about it and never said anything bad. I can see that the personalities didn't really match too. bure was more individualistic, trevor was more of the team guy.
Mess and Trevor - well there was that incident when mess elbowed trevor with that cheap shot (2X?)in game #6 of the 94 series. When Mess came to Van-city, trevor gave him the C. When asked about the incident and if the two can get along, trevor was nice and made a joke about it; Mess didn't really comment. Then Keenan came on board, I think he ripped trevor after a game and Mess did nothing about it. The team became divided, the pro-linden camp and the pro-mess/keenan camp.
Nasi and Trevor - that I don't know much about. They always seemed like good mates. Nasi was pretty happy when Trevor came back and said good things about him. I'm pretty sure Trevor was @ Nasi's # retirement ceremony, but NOT @ bure's, which I think says alot. Well, Nasi was pretty close to Bert, while I don't think Trevor was, which might have something to do with it.
MG and Trevor - yeah, i heard that before too. When Nonis was out, MG had no intention to bring Trevor back. I think a big reason why Trevor was more than happy to step away from the franchise. If Nonis was still around, he probably would of hired Trevor as an adviser or assistant-president right off the bat. Maybe MG tried to recruit Trevor when he was a junior player and trevor decided to go with a different guy. Maybe MG didn't agree with what Trevor did with the NHLPA, not sure. Would luv to hear if anyone knows.