There's obviously been a lot of talk about it, and there's a million different sides people are taking. Some people want him gone, some say only if it's a good return, some are saying nobody will want him anyway, but there's another side, the side I'm on, that I think too many people are missing. Even if we do get a good return, and it's a profitable deal for us, I don't want to see it done. People are missing the point of being a fan, people are denying the emotional connection we've had with Marty for 20 years now. I've watched him since I was a little kid, he was one of my heroes growing up.
Are the emotions that you've shared with Marty, watching him win three cups, watching him seal the all time wins and shutouts records, and hanging our heads with him in 2001 and 2012 REALLY more important to you than the few wins that trading him this year might bring about? Sports doesn't have to be a business, people, we are humans beings taking in human beings playing a sport that they love. If Marty does get traded, or if this game today vs. the Islanders is his last in our sweater, I'll be devastated.