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Lockout forced Alain Vigneault to live with parents

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10:33 AM ET 11.24 | Alain Vigneault, forced by the NHL lockout to move in with his parents in Gatineau, Que., chose a more advanced chapter in the Slacker Handbook -- inviting buddies over to hang out, watch TV, raid the fridge and maybe even sneak a beer. Had to be careful, though. His mom runs a tight ship, and as long as he is living under their roof, he must abide by their rules. "That's always been the case and that will never change with my mom," said the Vancouver Canucks head coach, making no attempt to hide the living conditions. "But I'm lucky because my mom and dad like my friends." He also has the perfect excuse for not going to work: With the NHL closed for repairs, there isn't any. He's finally out on his own again, and no, not because he scraped the cash together after getting lucky at bingo. The renovations on his own home are complete.

Toronto Sun

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November 24, 2012  10:47 AM ET

He just wanted to know what it was like to be a Canucks fan...

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November 24, 2012  11:02 AM ET

I'll wager his parents house is not too shabby. The article is pretty humourous. I'm sure Alain is enjoying spending time with his parents...as his own house was under renovations. Besides, he's used to small places after walking miles behind the bench each year.

November 24, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Let's just hope he left an envelope on the dresser with a little something inside to help pay for the meals and beer.

November 24, 2012  11:26 AM ET

His Mom still makes his bed?

Ha. I left at 17 Alain and never went back. And it wasnt to play puck. Worked two jobs and paid for my CC and got an associates. Took a year and a half off, worked as a tradesman, a bar back at night and a caddy on a country club during the weekends to save to go back to University for a bachelors. 1 of 5 kids, did what I had to do but never reshacked with Mom and Dad as they were scraping together to retire.

Get a grip, man!

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November 24, 2012  11:37 AM ET

obviously not :))

My bad.

This whole situation is irritating

November 24, 2012  11:54 AM ET

(holds fishing net out) "Meatloaf...and some beers!!

November 24, 2012  11:56 AM ET

(holds fishing net out) "Meatloaf...and some beers!!

November 24, 2012  01:45 PM ET
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LMAO.....this article has to be fu_-cking around.

Yeah. I'm laughing picturing Vigneault growing a soul patch on his chin and playing xbox in the basement.

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November 24, 2012  09:58 PM ET

My mom liked my friends too... Even when they were passed out on the living room floor.

Teenage drinking was such fun.

November 24, 2012  11:44 PM ET

Alain Vigneault should have his buddys meet him at moms house,go over to Bettmans rat hole then take a **** in his living room.

November 25, 2012  12:02 AM ET

This doesn't even qualify as a TMI story.......but it did make me smile......and when they say house, they are not talking your average 3 bedroom bungalow.

November 25, 2012  12:05 AM ET

When I think about this ridiculous lockout......I can't help but think of Taylor swift's song."We are never ever getting back together".......I cannot stand Taylor Swift......her musical dribble is an embarrassment to real musicians.....however this song of hers seems appropriate.

 
November 25, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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When I think about this ridiculous lockout......I can't help but think of Taylor swift's song."We are never ever getting back together".......I cannot stand Taylor Swift......her musical dribble is an embarrassment to real musicians.....however this song of hers seems appropriate.

The fact that you know any lyrics to a Taylor Swift song...


Sad.

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