Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/12/09 at 10:59 AM ET
from Garth Woolsey of the Toronto Star,
Believe him or not, this much we know for sure about Mike Danton: He was, and quite likely still is, one terribly messed-up individual.
That is the overriding impression left by the former St. Louis Blues forward in his supposedly tell-all interview with Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, which aired in an hour-long special Wednesday night.
As much as Danton, now 29, presents himself as a man who has learned some life lessons the hard way and is finally approaching normalcy, one is left with the uneasy feeling he continues to delude himself, as well as those who might take his words at face value.
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
Mike Danton came across as calm, composed and factually challenged—some might even say delusional—in the much-awaited hour-long interview broadcast on Rogers Sporstnet last night that was supposed to tell his side of the story.
Danton told his story of how he went to prison for a muddled murder-for-hire attempt. He just didn’t tell the story.
added 8:36am, from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
Then, when our cameraman and I shut off our cellphones, Danton told us he’d be leaving his on. Frost wanted to listen to our interview from the other end, so Danton dialled him, put the phone in his pocket and told us he was ready to begin. Never seen anyone else do that before or since. (Now I should point out that Danton was as polite as possible. He was friendly, smiling and answered all of our questions without any issue. Even when declining our footage request, there was no hint of rudeness.)
Things really spiralled out of control afterward.
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