2) Johnny Damon was one of the players that ripped Yankee fans hearts out. After awhile? Who knows how Wings fans would've felt, but they were never put in the situation to begin with. You can't say how they would react. Hockey, as much as its my favorite sport, is an awfully dirty one, and it contains not so lovable characters. We all still scream Dennis Potvin sucks, but who wouldn't of wanted him on the team?
3) See answer to 1
4) My problem is not so much whether fans accept him or not, but its the way they've conducted themselves towards him that has me annoyed. Booing him at a Q&A is incredibly petty.
I believe in time other Ranger fans will come to accept Brashear.
I don't have much more to add to this conversation, I plan for this to be my last post on this topic. My bottom line is that there are plenty of enforcers around. We shouldn't have overpaid Brashear the way we did, especially when you consider the cheap shot on Betts it makes even less sense. It was a silly move that puts Brashear in a bad situation and the fans reaction shouldn't be unexpected.