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Q+A [JOHN DAVIDSON]
Richard Deitsch
March 24, 2003
The 50-year-old hockey guru is an analyst for ABC, MSG Network and Hockey Night in Canada
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March 24, 2003

Q+a [john Davidson]

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The 50-year-old hockey guru is an analyst for ABC, MSG Network and Hockey Night in Canada

SI: Every year there are rumors that you'll become an NHL general manager. Why not just take a job already?

Davidson: I like my summers.

SI: What teams came out ahead after that crazy NHL trading deadline?

Davidson: Teams that satisfied needs without hurting their structure or chemistry. Detroit adds Mathieu Schneider. Perfect add. Philadelphia needs goal scoring and gets Tony Amonte. Perfect add. Colorado needed some good old North American grit. They add Bates Battaglia and Bryan Marchment. The teams that loaded up were the good teams.

SI: The Rangers' 19-year-old goalie Dan Blackburn lived with you and your family all of last season. Did you make him do any chores?

Davidson: No. He was so church-mouse quiet, you didn't even know he was there half the time. Now he's on his own and doing quite well.

SI: What would happen if, say, Chris Chelios or some other fortysomething player wanted to live with you?

Davidson: There would be some big-time rent. My kids would be going to college for free for as long as they want.

SI: Generally speaking, does it help or hurt a hockey player's career to marry Anna Kournikova?

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