wondermoose wrote:I say go for it Sid. Stand up for yourself. He's gets abused like no one else in the league. These are BS penalties they keep giving him. Who cares if people don't like him? They see it as "whining." I see it as a winning attitude. He cares if they lose and shows it on the ice.
Just wait, that attitude is going to come in handy for the next 15 years.
His abuse would lower dramatically if he stopped giving the opponent what they're abusing him for... And that's his reaction.
Guaranteed, had he not been as vocal every time other teams started messing with him, they'd have pretty much given up on it by now, because it didn't work.
But, it does work, and that's why they keep doing it.
He needs to suck it up for a while, until opponents decide that he's too composed to risk taking a penalty for.
Then, teams would have to come up with other ways to try and get him off his game.
React, and they win... He has to learn to play the mental aspect of the game as well as he plays the physical aspects.