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10-09-2003, 07:12 AM
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You know its amazing, after a person dies thats when they finally get the recognition they deserve. He was a marginal hockey player and suddenly OH HE WAS THE GREATEST and all this. Never heard anything like that said about him when he was alive, so I guess what I'm saying is why couldn't they let him know these things when he was alive and well?

 
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You know its amazing, after a person dies thats when they finally get the recognition they deserve. He was a marginal hockey player and suddenly OH HE WAS THE GREATEST and all this. Never heard anything like that said about him when he was alive, so I guess what I'm saying is why couldn't they let him know these things when he was alive and well?
People are saying he was a hard worker, not that he was a great player.

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You know its amazing, after a person dies thats when they finally get the recognition they deserve. He was a marginal hockey player and suddenly OH HE WAS THE GREATEST and all this. Never heard anything like that said about him when he was alive, so I guess what I'm saying is why couldn't they let him know these things when he was alive and well?
That's the way life is, not just in the NHL. People sympathize.

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You know its amazing, after a person dies thats when they finally get the recognition they deserve. He was a marginal hockey player and suddenly OH HE WAS THE GREATEST and all this. Never heard anything like that said about him when he was alive, so I guess what I'm saying is why couldn't they let him know these things when he was alive and well?
When he was alive, Dan Snyder was fully aware of what people thought of him. That's why he was named captain of the Owen Sound Platers, that's why he received the OHL Humanitarium award and was lauded for his role in winning a Turner Cup and a Calder Cup. Of course, when someone passes away, especially under such tragic cirumstances, there are going to be tributes but I would respectfully suggest that Dan Snyder knew exactly how much he was respected and appreciated by those who knew him, from his family to his friends to his teammates and opponents, and by those who didn't know him personally but knew of him. No one ever suggested Dan Snyder was a great NHL player, the "marginal" description is not unfair, but many people, before and after his death, lauded him as a great person. It doesn't get any better than that, just like his passing doesn't get any worse than that.

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You know its amazing, after a person dies thats when they finally get the recognition they deserve. He was a marginal hockey player and suddenly OH HE WAS THE GREATEST and all this. Never heard anything like that said about him when he was alive, so I guess what I'm saying is why couldn't they let him know these things when he was alive and well?
Find one post that praised him as anything substantially more than "a hard worker," "a battler," or "someone who has fought the odds and won." All of which are accurate statements when you consider he was undrafted out of juniors and worked his way to becoming a full time NHL player. No one is putting him on an unrealistic pedestal.

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When he was alive, Dan Snyder was fully aware of what people thought of him. That's why he was named captain of the Owen Sound Platers, that's why he received the OHL Humanitarium award and was lauded for his role in winning a Turner Cup and a Calder Cup. Of course, when someone passes away, especially under such tragic cirumstances, there are going to be tributes but I would respectfully suggest that Dan Snyder knew exactly how much he was respected and appreciated by those who knew him, from his family to his friends to his teammates and opponents, and by those who didn't know him personally but knew of him. No one ever suggested Dan Snyder was a great NHL player, the "marginal" description is not unfair, but many people, before and after his death, lauded him as a great person. It doesn't get any better than that, just like his passing doesn't get any worse than that.
Unbelievably well put.

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You know its amazing, after a person dies thats when they finally get the recognition they deserve. He was a marginal hockey player and suddenly OH HE WAS THE GREATEST and all this. Never heard anything like that said about him when he was alive, so I guess what I'm saying is why couldn't they let him know these things when he was alive and well?
First, just because now we hear about his good qualities, doesn't mean that Dan did not know he is appreciated by the people close to him.

Second, you raise an very important issue here. We need to let the people close to us know they are appreciated and loved while we have the chance. Go ahead, go tell your mom and dad how much you love them and appreciate what they've done for you. Go ahead, freak them out :p

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When he was alive, Dan Snyder was fully aware of what people thought of him. That's why he was named captain of the Owen Sound Platers, that's why he received the OHL Humanitarium award and was lauded for his role in winning a Turner Cup and a Calder Cup. Of course, when someone passes away, especially under such tragic cirumstances, there are going to be tributes but I would respectfully suggest that Dan Snyder knew exactly how much he was respected and appreciated by those who knew him, from his family to his friends to his teammates and opponents, and by those who didn't know him personally but knew of him. No one ever suggested Dan Snyder was a great NHL player, the "marginal" description is not unfair, but many people, before and after his death, lauded him as a great person. It doesn't get any better than that, just like his passing doesn't get any worse than that.
Thank you Bob for summing it up better than I ever could have. For every 2 or 3 extremely talented CHL'er that bust because of lazyness thier is a great story about a kid who refuses to take no for an answer and works his way into the NHL. The respect I have for those guys goes far beyond that I have for the first round bonus babys that refuse to work hard in the offseason and get by on thier skills and status as a high draft pick for a few years.

By all accounts Dan was a tireless worker and a very classy human being. I just wish thier were more like him out there.

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Excellently said guys, I wasn't looking to start anything here this thought just occured to me. Appreciate yer comments


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