I'd like to think that being paid millions of dollars to play a game would do wonders for one's manners. Let's not forget, either, the first-class travel, five-star hotels and, for the most part, adoring fans in a hotbed of hockey.
Top-of-the-world stuff, don't you think?
Sadly, that point seems to be lost on Montreal's Mike Cammalleri.
It wasn't so much that he offered up this scribble Wednesday before the Canadiens' morning skate. No, instead, it was his witnessing his snotty attitude toward a handful of hounds on the walk back to the team's Harbour Island hotel.
Now, it's one thing for a player to politely say "no" to a request for another autograph. We've all heard it a thousand times. Chances are, we'll hear it again. But when the denial comes framed in a snotty "I took care of you guys this morning" shoot-down, with a smirk growing across his face, it left me shaking my head in wonder.
I don't believe his Momma would've been too proud of him.