From Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
And now these people are rubbing their hands in glee with anticipation of Feb. 8, when they can show the world the depth of the Pittsburgh knucklehead population. That’s when the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings make their only appearance at Mellon Arena in the 2008-09 regular season. The knuckleheads aren’t excited about a chance for the Penguins to get some measure of revenge for their loss in the Cup final. No, what they can’t wait for is the chance to rain down boos on Marian Hossa.
He chose to play in Detroit instead of Pittsburgh.
No question, Hossa’s decision on where he would play his hockey in 2008-09 was a strange one. He left tens of millions of dollars on the table in Pittsburgh and other places to play in Detroit for one year at $7.4 million.
For that, the knuckleheads want him enshrined in the Benedict Arnold Traitor’s Hall of Infamy.
Read the entire article here.
The Penguins fans are going to mercilessly boo Hossa and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. They thought having Hossa on their team for an entire season would result in a Stanley Cup and then he suddenly ended up on the team’s Stanley Cup rival.