I take that with a pretty serious grain of salt. The young players are young; young people that age tend to exhibit some of that sort of behaviour, as a group. And Hamilton's old(er) and getting into that sensible shorts with black socks pulled up to his knees mode. Additionally, Eichel has more than a little bit of as.shole in him; in a good way.
I don't know that he's rude or unprofessional, but, if I had to be interviewed by him on a regular basis, he would drive me insane. The manner in which he frames questions is just ... bad. The answer he desires is either stated in the question or strongly hinted at.
I think that's fair. When Eichel is 25 or 26, he'll likely look more comfortable doing that.
The middle one is exactly what I'm talking about. PH has an ongoing problem with confusing his opinions and fact. And he is lacking in social grace. It has to be annoying to the players who deal with him on a regular basis.
And I don't discount that there's some youthful, cocky, I-got-better-things-to-do-right-now underlying this. He'll grow out of that, mostly, I think.
But Eichel has some as.shole to him (which I think works in his favour); he can be pretty damn prickly.
I Think he's basically a good kid, but he is one cocky SOB.
I can't wait until we are good enough that fans around the league start to feel the hatred flow though them.