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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Just a random thought...

So the trade deadline came and went but it still left me a bit confused especially after the Ryan Smyth trade…which I have already talked about. Anyway, here’s what I have been thinking about. What’s the difference between a fans love for the player/team and a players love for his fans? A fan, well a true fan, loves their team win or lose. They are there when they have been shut out 13 times in one season…with 17 games left to play…I’m not bitter. A player I think loves the game more than he loves us fans. He is grateful he has fans but even if he didn’t he would still love the game. Do you think it really hurts these players when they leave? I’m sure it does…but it’s probably not in the way we think. I have talked to my friends in various leagues (NHL, WHL, ECHL, and AHL) about how they feel when they are traded and to my surprise they don’t really care. It kind of ruined it for me. I think us fans have these players built up so much in our mind that oh they love us, they love the town, they love their teammates; which I’m not saying they don’t. But if these guys have a chance to win…they want to do that. One of my closest friends told me when I talked about how I felt sorry for Scottie Upshall because he went from the best team in the league to the worst…he said don’t feel bad for him. Yes, he left the best team in the league but on that team he was surrounded by amazing players, and not getting enough ice time to show what he could do. Now where he is he is able to prove himself as a hockey player and give him a chance to stay up in the NHL world. So I guess what I’m saying is don’t feel bad for the player that went away. Feel sorry for that player that’s on the best team in the NHL and only getting 5 minutes of ice time. And for us fans…keep loving your team and loving your boys…because no matter what they’re your team and someday…maybe we will win…or at least make it to the playoffs. Anyway, that’s all I have to say…anyone have any other thoughts?

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