So you think hockey players really want to play for Montreal with all that tradition? Or maybe Detroit or New York where 4th liners make 5 million a year? Or Edmonton where you can be worshipped as a god? Or Vancouver where you're idiolized by the population?
No to all of these. It's long been a theory of mine that down deep all NHL'ers really secretly desire to be part of the Big Pred Machine, and many are willing to go to all ends to do that-even if it's just imaginery-even if it involves breaking laws and risking civil punishment,even if it's just to be thought of as pred 3rd line pairing dman.