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01-05-2012, 03:40 PM
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JKP
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Here's how I feel about DP. He's earned every chance to get his career back on track. He committed to the franchise when few others did. He seemed to be the only player really pissed off after losing to Tampa in the playoffs. He carried this team many nights the years before he got hurt. He's earned a lot of my respect by battling back so hard from all the bad luck (and a couple self-induced) injuries. He's never had a fair shake due to the circumstances around his acquisition and the big deal he signed. I've always been a fan and supporter of him.

If the time has come that he simply is too broken down to attempt to come back anymore, then I'll feel sadness and regret. He is a warrior in my view, but the body won't cooperate. A shame. He doesn't deserve the vitriol, but it is starting to look like it's time for him to move on to a new phase in his life that won't leave him a cripple in 20 years.

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