In a story released on Tuesday morning, ESPN polled 50 NHL players anonymously about a variety of subjects, one of which was which team in the league has the worst visiting locker rooms.
Coming in second place with 34 percent of the vote was the Boston Bruins.
One player polled did not have nice things to say about the Bruins’ locker room situation, going as far as to say it gives the Bruins an edge in play.
“Boston is brutal. You’re right there next to the rink. It’s cold. You’re not comfortable. If you feel comfortable, you’re going to play well, so that’s probably why they do it. It’s a competitive advantage for them.”
The only team receiving more votes than the Bruins was the Washington Capitals, who received 42 percent of the vote, and had one player describing the showers as “prison showers.”
Also receiving votes were the Carolina Hurricane, New York Islanders, and the Florida Panthers.
In contrast to the Bruins, the Edmonton Oilers were voted as having the best visiting locker rooms in the NHL, with one player saying, “the visiting locker room is the best thing about going to Edmonton.”
The Bruins did not receive any votes for having one of the best visiting locker rooms in the NHL.
Boston has gotten off to a scorching hot start to the NHL season, with a record of 11-1-2 through their first 14 games. They’ll look to improve on their NHL-best record Tuesday as they take on the Montreal Canadiens.