I can understand people not liking him as a player but taking pot shots at a guy for getting help because he wants to make his life better is pretty low. Tootoo has been battling with alcoholism since 2002 after his brother committed suicide. Maybe some of you have never seen a family member or friend deal with substance abuse/behavioral problems but its sad and often tragic. Im sure no one on these boards was calling McCarty a low life when he was dealing with substance abuse, went bankrupt because of a gambling addiction and divorced his wife.
I would rather have it at the Big House or not at all and let some other franchise play in one. 3rd largest stadium in the world? The atmosphere would be unmatched and there would be much better seating/viewing. Baseball stadiums suck when trying to host a hockey game in them. The seating is to far back.
I hate the guy, but he's better than people give him credit for. I know the Pens don't exactly need him to stand on his head every game when they're healthy, but we've seen him play magnificent before, just like other goalies around the NHL. After all, it's the era of the goalie, so I have no doubt he could carry a bad franchise that's just starting out.
He's won a Cup before and he's only 25, as blueadams said.
He is also statistically the worst goalie to win a cup in 20 years.