It really almost makes me sick that this is potentially his last home game. I don't think he will leave, but that is only based on the assumption that Lou gives him a competitive offer before FA hits. However if the nightmare scenario unfolds where Patty's agent coaxes him to wait until July 1 to sign, we may see very compelling (multi year)offers from teams that are more stable and close enough in proximity. (I'm looking at pretty much any other Atlantic Div. team including the new ones coming in)
That being said, you're absolutely right. He needs to be cheered loudly tonight. If not as a message to the team from the fans that we need him, then as a thank you for his service to the Horns and Tail.