Player Haters (not so) Anonymous
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:40 PM
I have seen a lot of players come and go during my time as a Red Wings fan, and normally I am able to embrace every player that walks through the doors of the Joe with open arms. They become "ours," regardless of past team affiliation or douchebaggery.
The one exception to this for me is my unending, irrational, fiery hatred of Brett Hull. I hate that he ever wore a Wings jersey. When he would take the ice, I would pretend it was Dougie Brown skating around as to not succumb to a Rage!stroke. To this day, I still roll my eyes when I see pictures of him in the winged wheel. I get people hating on players like Lebderp, and I get people spouting hatred when a trade is first announced or a player first comes to the D--but has anyone else just not been able to shake a ridiculous dislike for a contributing, well-respected member of the team?
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:30 AM
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:50 AM
Edited by egroen, 18 August 2012 - 01:50 AM.
"For my game, I don't need to score the goal," Konstantinov once explained. "I need someone to start thinking about me and forgetting about scoring goals."
Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:16 AM
My pick if I had to: Ray Whitney because he just didn't seem to 'fit' here.
Wow... I guess I don't really have one.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:24 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:10 AM
He won me over pretty quickly and I'd welcome him back for the right price.
"The way you honor your father and your mother and your past is by continuing to do what you should do and playing hard and doing things well."- Mike Babcock
Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:27 AM
Needless to say, the 2008 playoffs with the Ozzie storyline is a favorite moment of mine.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:43 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:48 AM
Let me be the first of many, Sean Avery. Screw him.
I disagree just because back when he was here, he was nowhere near as big of a douchebag as he is now. while that causes a bit of regret, i dont harbor the same will as someone that already was a total ****** that we decided to bring in.
personally, i think its easy to go for guys like hatcher and krupp. mostly because of how little they both played when they got here. thats why i think its so easy for folks to get past guys like hull or chelios; even though they were far less liked by our fans, their contributions while they were here eased that pain.
for my pick, i will go with lang. while he did score over 100 points in his 2 full seasons, i didnt like his compete level and i also still cry knowing that the caps got fleishmann and green out of the deal. they would have been way better assets to have than langs 2 seasons.
I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:49 AM
For what it's worth, I know it's completely silly of me. I even had occasion to meet both Taylor and Knuble in later years, and they were very nice, approachable, likable guys. Just one of those things, I guess.
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-- Kurt Vonnegut
Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:53 AM
Still feel that way, but I'm glad he contributed to our Cup run.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:24 PM
I'm with the other posters on Cujo and Hatcher... It just seemed like they were grasping at that point.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:19 PM
If he used his size and strength regularly he would be effective but it seems to me he is scared of getting hurt and/or hurting someone and is a liability except in the shootout
Edited by Johnz96, 18 August 2012 - 03:20 PM.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:29 PM
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