K guys you are missing the point in this article. For one, he isn't talking about our fanbase.....
People hate the Bruins because they play thug hockey.
People hate the Rangers because of Tortorella and players "shooting" goalies after a goal.
People hate the Canucks because they are divers/crybabies.
People hate the Sharks because of players like Thornton (playoff cheap shot master) and Pavelski (diver).
People hate Chicago because they have guys like Kane who will score a goal and race out to center ice with a celebration.
People hate the Wings because.....they win? When our guys score they act like they've done it before. They don't play goon hockey. They don't complain in the media. They don't dish out cheap shots. And to that Blues fan, other than not being able to get over the "Red Wings hump", the only incidents you could be referring to are the Chris Pronger days.
“I played against Detroit more than I played for them, and the good way to put it is you have respect for them,” defenceman Mike Commodore said. “A lot of guys end up staying here for a long time. Other guys come in here and maybe their career is at a standstill or they’re on the backside of their career, and they’re able to come here and get rejuvenated. Players respect that, too. The way things are done in Detroit has garnered respect."
Ugh, I know I'm gonna sound like the bad guy after this so I apologize in advance.
He signed a 3 year deal which means he was going to be here for 3 years. He was 29 so he had to have had a young family either not in school or early in school (although something was said about a step-daughter wanting to be close to her dad? that shouldn't factor into this kind of decision....) So kid wise, it shouldn't have been a problem moving them.
Wife had a job or wanted to be close to family? Sorry, tough cookies. Your husband makes $3.5 million dollars a year. Suck it up. Make the sacrifice.
If one of those reasons was why they didn't move, I dunno that just seems selfish to me.
We are going to lose a solid top 4 D-man who has made his mark here, who loves this team, because his family won't move here. That really SUCKS!
Again, I may not have this right (at all), and I apologize again for sounding insensitive, but this sucks......