At times, it really seemed like I was one of maybe two or three people actually using it, but I liked it. It was a way to +1 someone without taking up an entire post to write "+1". But, at the same time, it didn't seem to be catching on.
And once again, you make a claim about something I supposedly said with no quote to back it up. I am done with having words put in my mouth so please just drop it.
Your very first post in this thread:
You picked probably the least-liked Devils over the past two seasons to appreciate, what did you expect? Did you expect everyone to suddenly be in love with the guy after 10 decent games? You can't just forget about the 150+ mediocre-to-very poor games he played before that. Obviously everyone wants him to continue to be successful, but I'm not surprised that few people are ready to bow down to him after what a disappointment he's been during 95% of his games played here.
And that, my friend, is defending the naysayers, the thing Rowdy said you did and you claimed he put words in your mouth.
Rowdy's 100% right that an appreciation thread really isn't the appropriate place for naysaying. It's like giving a eulogy at a funeral saying that the departed was an @sshole. The speaker may be speaking the truth, but it still isn't the proper forum for such sentiments and the speaker will get grief for it. What you did is basically the equivalent of saying, "The speaker wasn't lying, this dead guy really was an @sshole!" And you're allowed to do that, but you should expect to catch the same grief as the person who gave the eulogy.
It's just etiquette. Almost every single other thread on this board has, at one point or another, devolved into Rolston-bashing at some point, and deservedly so. Is it too much to ask to keep that kind of negativity out of a thread intended to be positive? Hell, that's why I kept my distance from the Langenbrunner appreciation thread. If you don't have anything nice to say ...
I still can't get over how Ilya Kovalchuk ruined Brian Rolston's career. I mean Brian was living up to every $ in his contract for a year and a half before Ilya was traded to this team. He's gone downhill ever since.
Now don't get me started on how Ilya has ruined Matt Corrente's development...
Little known fact: Kovalchuk and Lemaire were the extra shooters on the grassy knoll. Lemaire, of course, used mind bullets.