I'm not going to get into specifics, but the CBJ weren't going to make the playoffs that year. It was possible, but they were fading pretty badly. It would have required a hell of a run.
And I didn't say anything about not booing him. I'll be joining in. I just think that some of the things people have said about Foote are a bit..."over the top"
Maybe, maybe not. But the CBJ were closer than they ever were and he bailed. He could have been a leader, but he tucked tail. If he had been honest, I would not have a problem with him. Just come out and say it.
I seriously don't care about this Foote crap at all; I didn't when he left, I don't now. I just want this ****ing team to win.
Originally Posted by Samkow
I'm more upset with him for his play in Columbus, not his departure. It's kind of gotten lost in the scrum that resulted in his exit, but he was pretty bad. Colorado fans seem to have the same complaints about his play that we did, so addition by not having a 2.5 mil 3rd pairing defensman around.
Foote was a suck in CBJ-land. The team got better after he left. Doesn't excus his behavior, but it does make me care less about it.
I'll be rooting from the front of Section 206 tonight.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
I am excited about this game. I want to win. Will be watching from home tonight, hoping for the best, hollering at the top of my lungs. Y'all can boo til the cows come home. I'll back you up. Not for me though. I'm not big into giving attention to those who have hurt me.
So I will cheer "LET'S GO JACKETS!!" and believe the best revenge is on the scoreboard.
For those wanting to boo foot, keep in mind who you got out of the deal . He could have chose to play out the season when he knew he wasnt going to resign and we'd of got nothing for him, no RJ on the team. I was an Avs fan before the Jackets, so Foote was one of my favorite players. He is exactly what this team is missing.....a nasty SOB, that if you so much as breath on the goaltender, you were paying for it! Had he lost a step due to age, yes but he's a nasty SOB, and this team sorely lacks that.
I dont like how it played out, but I completely understand the situation. Was Foote, the player, worth what he was asking for? No, but he wasnt just a player, he was the captain, one you expect to be the spokesman of the team, bleed for the team, and be the overall leader of the team. The team wasnt willing to pay for it. He made a mistake in leaving Colorado, I mean, whats the better backyard scenery, Rocky Mountains or the flat Columbus Ohio . So it was going to cost more to stay here then to go back home where he wanted to be, and we werent willing to pay it. I have no problem with that. At least he requested to be traded so we could get something for him, instead of playing out the season here and getting nothing. Yes he used his no trade clause to his advantage, thats why they have it, no? And for the private jet thing, I have to think it possibly played out as his agent saying the night before the deadline "it doesnt look like they'll pay what we want, lets have something ready". Or even if it was Foote's idea, they knew they werent going to sign. And its hardly an act of god to charter a jet (trust me, I work at jet charter company), so its not like he schemed this huge master plan to get out of Columbus. So any RJ fans out there need to be thankful that we got a 1st round pick for Foote that ended up getting RJ on this team. So to me, there was a little bit of SOB on Foote's side (not overly surprising with the type of player he is), and a little bit of cheap organization. But I wont be booing him
I have been at games where the CBJ crowd booed both Federov and Zherdev and I was uncomfortable with those occasions. After the crowd does that to two guys that didn't really deserve it or at least only marginally so, you bet your arse that old Footie should be lambasted by the crowd.
Footie should be booed more loudly than any player on any team to ever walk (or skate) into Nationwide Arena, that's just the place in Nationwide Arena history that the guy has earned plain and simple.
I am actually not bitter he's just a jackass that makes me want to be on the ice as #45 for the Jackets tonight so we could be exchanging some 1-2's and other appropriate maneuvers.
I mean i get he requested to be traded, but honestly.... the guy isn't great and his only redeeming qualities are his leadership
is quitting on your team when you're 5 pts out of the playoffs at trade deadline day a leadership quality?
you can be objective, but several CBJ fans feel that he quit on his team. Some people take it too far, but I hope he's in the starting line up so I can BOO him loud then. Maybe it'll only take one boo for me and a win, and I'll be objective then too. We'll see.
I just hope the CBJ come out strong and put their hearts in this game. GO JACKETS!
Honestly, Zherdev deserves to be booed way more than Foote
That's just not correct at all.
I saw every CBJ game that both players played, I understand the contracts they each had, and I saw how they were treated by the club, the fans and what happened when each of them left. My opinion is both well informed and balanced.
I was also an Avalanche fan before the CBJ entered the league, going back to the days that they were the Nordiques. I was jazzed that the CBJ managed to get Footie when they did even though I knew he was getting a bit older. Used to be a big fan of his until he behaved so poorly.
FANS: PLEASE BOO HIM THE LOUDEST OF ANYONE EVER TO ENTER THE BUILDING,
PLAYERS: PLEASE SHOOT GOALS IN OFF OF HIS SKATES. FACEPALM HIM AFTER YOU SCORE.
TREASON remains A PUNISHABLE OFFENSE.
"What's so civil about War anyways?"
Last edited by GreaterGood: 12-05-2009 at 05:52 PM.