the booing was unacceptable - of course. of course. and yes, i was thinking to go into Louis CK "but maybe."
here's the thing - you read the article and the pre-Cup run stuff you can say, "now I get it." but the issues come AFTER the cup run when it comes to Sal and how fans viewed him. now knowing just how hurt he was, the 3 year contract was a terrible idea from Lou. I mean, we all hated it the minute is was signed and it created a log jam of defensemen that conceivably affected Larsson's growth as well as other players not getting a shot and moved out.
last year, for the month that he played, the PK was historically bad and he was a main reason why. the year before, he was essentially done also.
this takes nothing away from the great person he is, "warrior", captain, leader. he was excellent in the SCF run.
TG brought up on twitter that lots of people put too much of the blame for the devils on sal. The truth is that since that SCF run, there's LOTS of blame to go around for the Devils play/record but in the end, one man shoulders more blame than any. And now he's in Toronto.