Re: CLAUDE & KESSEL
posted at 11/18/2009 1:15 PM EST
In Response to Re: CLAUDE & KESSEL
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: CLAUDE & KESSEL : u gotta be kidding. First off there is an unwritten rule among gm's aboutoffering sheets to rfa's , that's how u make enemies. secondly if burke had done that the burke knew full well pc could have matched it and retraded him to toronto for what he asked in the first place, so that's nonsense or possibly trade him to another team if they had come forth. kess ale=ways wanted to be a bruin . it's only after they mishandled him that he got pissed off , do u not think that he knew that the deal fell at draft time. U think he would want to stay after that. Look, Pc is a lousy gm and cj is a dummie enough said. u will see this for urself, i cannot believe u have not seen it yet. The future will show u, his only redemption are those draft choices and not 4yrs from now they need to step in right away. they need the number 1 overall, if they happen to get say a 8th overall that will mean squat, just ask zach hamill and so many others(yes i know there are exceptions)
Posted by marco100[/QUOTE]
Man, you have quite the spin on things.
So, according to your "logic", Kessel must have surely been the only player in the history of the NHL to have heard his name uttered in trade talks. And CERTAINLY he is the only one who has ever had his name spoken about in trade, but was not dealt at the time.
Now, that fantasy land is over.....
How come it is that many, MANY other players (many of whom are better than Kessel) have been talked about in trade, but yet had the MATURITY to not ask for a trade.
Why is it that Kessel didn't have that same INTEGRITY and MATURITY?
Being a professional athletes brings on certain things....trade talk among them.
If Wayne Gretzky can hear his name bandied about.....the Phil Kessel needs to shut his crybaby mouth and sick it up!
Hall of Famers have been dealt....some multiple times! And they still shut their mouths and did not cry.
Also, kind of funny that NOT ONE teammate stood up for such a great "team player." I havent heard, or seen, comments from a single player in which they stood up for him. Thats just about unheard of. Its very uncommon for a great and popular teammate to be traded, without a number of teammates making comments about it.
The Bruin players silence is deafening.
Julien bent over backwards to accommodate this prima donna. He knew Kessel hated the weight room. So, rather than fine him or suspend him (which many coaches would have done) he tried to take the Fatherly approach. He also tried to use teammates as mentors.
But you have heard the same stories....Kessel REFUSED all attempts to use the weight room, and he became the source of jokes by his teammates about his refusal to work on his conditioning.
When a player becomes the brunt of jokes for his lack of committment to the team, and they dont stand up for him as he is traded....you know he was not liked by his teammates.
I'll tell you what....I would not want to play with a "teammate" like that. Regardless of talent, when you refuse to do the things that you need to do to improve conditioning, you are slapping your teammates in the face!
Heck, Chara and others have spoken of his unwillingness to listen to the veterans advice on life in the NHL. He refused to listen to their advice on playing the game.
Thats a prima donna.....NOT a player who was treated unfairly.
When you dont buy into the team philosophy and dont work on your conditioning, your NOT a team player!