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Ask Gerv! No. 10

Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais answers fan questions

by Pierre Gervais as told to Joanie Godin @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

Every week, Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais answers fan questions submitted through social media. Here's the latest edition of Ask Gerv!

To read the previous edition, click here.

1. Question from David Auger, via Twitter

Could you give us some insight into what the players drink and eat after practices and games?

They have unlimited Gatorade and other things like that. We have a catering service that comes after games and practices. The meals are always predetermined in conjunction with our nutritionist. The players always have something good to eat. We even make nutritional juices with fruits and vegetables, fresh juices and they'll be different every day. Some are geared towards the metabolism, some for energy, for example. We'll always have two different kinds and the guys will pick. It's very closely monitored.

2. Question from Cenjza, via Instagram

What kind of stick does Nikita Scherbak use? It looks like it's all black.

It's a Bauer. It's mostly black, but there's a bit of red and silver on it, too.

3. Question from Dany Hogue, via Facebook.

Who has been the most difficult player to accommodate throughout your career?

There hasn't been just one, there have been several. It's that no matter what you do, guys change all the time, in many ways. They're always trying to change things up - their sticks, for example. It doesn't matter, there'll always be something. On the other hand, there are others whom you never hear from and who are very easy. But the guys are always polite, it's not that they have anything against me, the other equipment staff or the companies, it's just that they are never satisfied. They're always trying to change things up, again and again. And there are several guys like that!

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