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Offside w/ Jean-Gabriel Pageau

We take a break from talking hockey to discuss some trending topics with Jean-Gabriel Pageau

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

How does Jean-Gabriel Pageau spend his offdays? What would his second sport be if he became a two-sport athlete? Does he love advent calendars? If you've ever wondered the answers to any of these questions then I have great news...we got to the bottom of all of them and more after practice today.

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On if could have taken today off for "National Stay Home Because You're Well Day":

That's not how it works here. It's our job and we always try to come here and get better but every once in a while we could use a day off to rest.

How he spent his last day off:

The last day off I went to Nordik and just relaxed. It was a great day. After that it was just Netflix and chill.

In honour of Bo Jackson's 54th birthday, what would his second sport be:

Golf would be really fun. I think they have a pretty nice lifestyle too, always in the sun but I think it would probably be baseball. That was the sport was playing the most when I was growing up. I think I was still playing when I was in Junior but then I had to stop.

On giving up the dream to be a two-sport athlete:

I had to pick between hockey and baseball and I think I picked the right one but we'll never know.

Pageau Knows MMA:

I wouldn't say I'm good. I like to do it though. It's fun to practice and to know how to defend yourself and it's always good for your confidence but I don't know if I get angry enough for that.

Another Patenaude workout @leblancmma @patenaude_martial_arts

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Pageau Knows Ping-Pong:

You could ask anyone in the room and I'm sure they'd take me on their team for a doubles match.

On not having started his Christmas shopping:

I'm always last minute. That's something that I have to change, I'm always too late and it's good to be prepared. We're going on that road trip so maybe do a little shopping on that long trip in California.

Pageau Knows Advent Calendars:

I'm going to have to buy one. I was at Sobey's on the last day off and I saw some people buying them but I was already in line so it was too late. Next time I'm going I'll get two, one for me and one for my girlfriend. Hopefully she won't be home and I'll be able to eat hers.  
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