The reference to July 1/2011 was about Burke going to Afghanistan to visit the Canadian troops. Simmons (and a lot of others) felt he should have been at home July 1 seeing that's free agent frenzy day. He could have visited the troops another time.
Don't get me wrong. I love the guy just as much as everyone else does. But his best years are behind him and his injuries are catching up to him now
Or his injury problems have been resolved now since he's had the surgery. I can't imagine he'd want to come back here, anyway. He's healthy for the first time in years, he's got his cup, he's likely playing on the second line and the entire team has returned from last year.
I dont watch much east coast games and I noticed something about Pens fans. I want you guys to clarify since you are their rivals, but is James Neal really that good? Why is he considered an untouchable? I think they make him way too much of a big deal, but I am not sure, so I ask you guys, is he the real deal or do they just hype him way too much?