EXCLUSIVE! Reaves, Lucic, Bertuzzi and Imama: Pezzetta calls on the best to prepare → https://t.co/6VSDk8AyBo
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Clearly, the young man knows he’s playing in a tough division and wants to be prepared.
Here’s his post.
In it, we learn that this isn’t the first time he’s done this not only with Pezz, but also with other players. He’s been doing it for a few years now, but it’s been behind the scenes.
When asked about the identity of his other clients, he laughed and told us we’d have to look them up.
He doesn’t want to do it full time because of his busy schedule, but when a player (be it Pezz or another) asks him for help, he does it for free.
I wonder if he has “clients” anywhere in the NHL other than Montreal… and I especially wonder if Arber Xhekaj is one.
After all, he’s really tough (as we saw last year) and physically very strong: time with Laraque could clearly help him get to the next level and become one of the NHL’s toughest.
Georges, who would have liked to have had a veteran do the same with him when he was young, says that Pezzetta has made good progress in this area and that even if he’s not the biggest, he plays big.
Playing in what promises to be a very tough division, Michael Pezzetta won’t always have to fight, but he’ll clearly have to play very, very physically. So he’s preparing himself accordingly.
It’s going to be a bumpy ride next year.