Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:12 PM
I don't think Mouse or I disagree with this. Like I said in my last post, I think we just see the deeper problem on this board in which a bunch of posters (mostly noobs to be fair) trashed Matteau right out of the gate, while he was debating Triumph and JMI completely legitimately. He might have been failing to keep up with them but he was being substantial nonetheless. Right now we have basically no fans of different teams on NJDevs....and to continue to be a great board we need to make an effort to make this a great place for all fans of hockey to come and post.
I'm not saying he was ever planning on coming back, but the way some posters treated him didn't make it any easier. And so what if he said the Rags would win 5-0 or 6-0, that's hardly trolling at all. He's posting that out of hate for the Devils yes, but not necessarily to troll...he wasn't laughing about it like the Korean was for example. Honestly, it doesn't bode well for the board when Matteau is in the middle of an honest hockey debate and a third poster chimes in, "Dude get off this board, no one cares what you think. seriously, fvck off."
Agree that some posters were probably a little bit quick to jump on him because he's a Ranger fan, and because he was coming off as cocky as best, antagonistic at worst.
But he didn't really help his own cause much...he was definitely trying to get under members' skin at times...he'd watched his team throughout the playoffs...where was the slightest indication that the Devils could get outscored 11-0 over Games 6 and 7? At that point, you're pretty much admitting you're done with trying to continue an intelligent hockey conversation. Like you saw in one of my posts, I didn't have a problem with him posting his Rangers-in-6 prediction...that's actually how I thought the series was going to turn out (love being wrong on that one).
One Rags fan who was actually pretty cool was 94Obsession...he was Derek's brother, but far more rational. I wouldn't mind seeing him come back.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 28 May 2012 - 05:13 PM.
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