Just finished reading Andrew Conte’s Breakaway. At one point the author documents how, after the Pens traded for Hossa to play on Sidney Crosby’s wing (in 2008) and got Dupuis as kind of an afterthought, Hossa was hurt, prompting Shero to say, “Man, I just gave up a lot for Dupuis.”
This sentence, THIS SENTENCE. It slays me. IF ONLY YOU KNEW, RAY SHERO.
If only you knew that Hossa was going to turn down an offer in the off-season to sign with the team that just BEAT YOU in the Cup finals for less money because he felt like they had the experience to win and the Pens didn’t. And that Dupuis would go on to become Crosby’s comfort goat and a calming influence for the team on top of being a top-line forward.
JUST WAIT, DUDE. WHATEVER YOU PAID WILL BE WORTH IT.
I just defended Alex Ovechkin to MDH, who implied that trading him would solve the Caps’ problems.
How did this happen? I DO NOT EVEN LIKE HIM. OR THE CAPS.