Or just don't be mad at anyone? Flip has shown great hands. NO one scores 100% of the time.
If it was Franzen, Miller, Cleary, Lilja, Bertuzzi, Lidstrom, Rafalski, Hudler or Holmstrom went and missed, no one would say anything, YOU certainly wouldn't. Zetterberg is an exception, not the rule. Even then I don't think anyone would say "Zetterberg you suck ass". Maybe they would, I don't know. It's unfounded regardless.
A lot of the Filppula hate started out as counterpoints to pro Filppula biased posts. I may be wrong here, but I honestly think it's the few on this site who must constantly defend him who are really the reason for so much hate on Filppula, as some of them (not you in particular) act as if Filppula can do no wrong and grossly inflate his impact, generally causing annoyance and retaliation in the form of "bashing him".
As usual, the truth is in the middle of these people, but no one will admit it because there are ridiculous posts hear saying things like "Filppula is a better playmaker than Hudler" and "Filppula will never break 50 points". Say what you want, maybe you just have a very positive adjective vocabulary, but from my point of view you are essentially doing the same thing NBC does with Crosby.
Filppula is a solid player, moreso than a lot of this board gives him credit for, but you have to admit you overate him on occasion, the way you describe him many times is biased and untrue. Throwing in a disclaimer giving the 55-65 2nd line ceiling does nothing, especailly as it is painfully obvious that you clearly belive he is better than that, but just want to act as if you have a reasnoable opinion on him, compared to the rest of this forum.
In short, I firmly belive poster's like you who constantly defend him have actually caused more people to subconscioully hate or dislike him than anything else on this forum. The way you describe him simply does not match your claims of thinking he will be a "good 2nd liner", and this raises expectations for him, often times to an unfair level of play he will most probably never attain.
Edited by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA, 20 March 2010 - 07:30 PM.