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09-09-2011, 10:51 PM
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Location: Moultonborough, NH
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Before he signed, frankly, I didn't think of Ben Pouliot at all. Why should I?
If Matt Cooke was a free agent and for some reason Chiarelli signed him, then, yeah, I might question his sanity, if not outright condemn him. But Ben Pouliot isn't someone I wasted time hating. So Chia took a flyer on him, and my reaction was the same as many others': OK, let's see what he's got.
Nobody was campaigning for him to be signed, obviously, but that doesn't mean once he was, we're not willing to give him a chance.
Said it much better than I.
Honestly, WhamBamCam, you're one of my favorite users here but I don't understand the seemingly blinding rage you have about this.
Now if you have examples of us condemning the guy and hating on him before the signing and then have examples of those same posters then willing to give him a chance then you'd have a point.
But as Artemis said, other than Jack Edward's rant about him in the playoffs... I don't think anyone thought anything of the kid. Certainly not enough to hate his guts (other than wearing the Habs sweater for a season.)
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