Thread: Line Combos: next seasons roster. thoughts?
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08-16-2012, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by vector209 View Post
Terrell Owens went from Philly to the Cowboys and the fans cheered him. Drop the Sopel is 100% right here: they cheer for the jersey first. If that can happen, then something as small as Bolland switching from Chi to Van is completely inconsequential.

Just like Oiler fans claiming they would never want Ryan Kesler in an Oiler uniform and how hated he would be if he went to Edmonton. In reality the guy would be a fan favourite within the first week of being there...

Todd Bertuzzi was absolutely loathed by fans around the league at the time he was dealt and has been treated famously everywhere he's gone. The same can be said for virtually every other player with a bad reputation that has switched teams.

Can someone come up with a couple examples of players that went to new teams only to be rejected by the fanbase? I can't think of a single instance where this has happened in the last decade...

It's the players that are hated by their own team that you want to avoid. Being hated by other teams is a quality you absolutely want in your players - it shows a competitive nature and win at all costs mentality that you should always be looking for.

How many Canuck fans still despise Max Lapierre?

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