For the respected and amazingly smart hockey fans, mostly Habs fans, who comment on this site, I think it’s time to just say a couple of things. Because I want to make sure you know where I’m coming from, because sometimes maybe there’s some confusion.
I’m just like you. I love the Habs. I’m pissed off. I’m tired of the never-ending story after story of injuries, coaches, slumps, not making the playoffs, players sent down, players left home, players who don’t like each other, young players with bad friends, innuendoes, speculation, possible trades, retired greats having their say, and on and on
I’m the same as you. We all want the same thing. We want it to stop, and the team to go on to great things.
I feel if news breaks about players being involved with shady customers, this is big news. Because whether they’ve actually done anything wrong or not, it’s still another big news item, another distraction, another in way too long a list of soap operas that have occurred this year. With all that’s happened – the slump, Kovalev sent home, and now allegations of friendships with drug traffickers – every item gets bigger and creates a bigger snowball. So yes, this latest news is big. After the miserable road trip, now we need this?
To a different team:
I mentioned in a silly way, that Alex Ovechkin is missing a tooth. Way too many people commented on this, as if I was out of line. My light-hearted little joke was also meant to be slightly serious. I know hockey players have missing teeth, so do I from hockey. But for whatever reason, Ovechkin seems to have a missing front tooth at all times, not just on the ice but off, including the red carpet appearance at the all-star game. So I questioned it, and made a joke asking why hasn’t he bought a tooth yet. And for some reason, it was taken as a serious thing.
And of course there’s been other things that readers have objected to. But do you want me to try to be interesting, or do you want this to be a safe blog, like a hundred different newspaper stories about the same game or player?
I just want you to know – we’re on the same team. And I love it when there’s debate. I just don’t like it when I’m misunderstood. And because I’m sometimes misunderstood, I apologize.