Oh come off it already! I am so sick of this garbage about how the Rangers didn't deserve it. What the hell did they do last time there was hockey? Did you deliberately rid that out of your memory banks because of your insane hatred for them? Of course ya did. They sold off a ton of their players and basically were losing more games by the end of the year than any other team outside Washington. And you just want to focus on all the spending they did in the past.
And they already GOT a high pick for that, you want to give them two for it?
I never said the Rangers deserved to win. God. Some of you go read one site and basically label an entire fanbase as thinking that way. Nice to see such generalizations.
And who said 'you' said they deserved to win? I was referring more to Clown's post above and he's not a Ranger fan. Talk about generalizations...
And you have the nerve to say that the NHL would never want Crosby in New Jersey or Ottawa? Why not? They're bigger markets than Pittsburgh! I know a levelheaded poster who would agree with me. Cause that's what a SMALL MARKET is.
I didn't think I'd have to explain this to you but Ottawa's a CANADIEN market, bigger than Pittsburgh is irrelevant in their case. The NHL does not need to sell the game to Canada and having Crosby in Canada won't do much in terms of selling it to the US. As for us, we're supposed to be what's wrong with the game according to the so-called experts. You think the NHL wants Crosby going to a place that will never go out of its way to market individuals as long as Lou is here? Plus Pittsburgh has the Lemieux factor they can at least play it up as a passing of the torch.
I just want to say thank you to Dew, Rowdy, bruins and 7' for having my back and understanding what I meant and not ripping me apart and dismissing me as an NHL fan like I was beneath them. I'm every bit a fan. I just felt a little disheartened after a long day. Doesn't mean I'm jumping ship. There are others who feel the exact same way.
Nobody's questioning your fandom but honestly there's something wrong when you or anyone is 'disheartened' after the only two good days the NHL has seen in the last year and a half. It's like a Boston Red Sox fan complaining about Grady Little leaving in Pedro against the Yankees and moaning about 86 years of misery the day AFTER they won the World Series last year.
Edited by Hasan4978, 22 July 2005 - 11:05 PM.