You know what, I need to friggen vent. First of all, if you want to go diss Sarge and question him, don't do it on a thread about remembering him and praising him. We don't give two-fvcks about your opinion...the fact is if you've been watching Devils hockey for more than 5 years, you can't NOT fall in love with the guy. He always gave us 120%, always had a team-first mentality, and is the exact mold of what a loyal hard-nose Devil should be. Many players on the team should/do aspire to him, and you're a fvcking retard if you don't.
If a guy growing up aspires to be SERGEI BRYLIN in today's NHL, he won't make it past the minors, or if he's really lucky, ever past the third line. I've been watching Devils hockey since 1994. Like it or not, he did NOT have a big impact on the ice, and I don't know how he was off the ice either, he always struck me as the quiet type, but maybe he was a leader. With regards to loyalty? I can't remember a point in his career where another team actively tried to get him, and he chose to take less money and stay with the Devils (not saying it didn't happen, just not that I'm aware of).
And about not complainging about his 'role' - what is he going to complain about? He has hands of stone, no moves, not a hard shot, and you would expect him to complain about being put on the 3rd or 4th line? The fact that a guy with 3rd or 4th line skill didn't complain about getting put on the 3rd or 4th line, and was willing (WOW!!) to play on the second
line if necessary, that's what it takes to get your number retired?
Should the Mets retire Joe McEwing's number because he pinch hit whenever the team wanted to, without complaining, and was willing to play any position, without complaining? Apparently not complaining is the only prerequisite for having your number retired.
With regards to hijacking the thread - you're right, I apologize. We can discuss this further in another thread if you'd like.
Edited by metallidevils, 06 July 2008 - 05:14 PM.