The Joker wrote:I always love when players are branded a "locker room cancer". What did he do to make himself a cancer? Not go to teammate's parties? Reufse to play a heated game of Twister after a big game? Not meet the smiling quota for a couple months? You'd think the guy was going around sleeping with everyone's wife, stealing other people's wallets, and sabotaging the game tapes.
80% of the time absolutely nothing. A slow day in the press room - a snubbed reporter - not colorful enough - too colorful...
Stories like that are worth spit usually. How can anyone
know what's going on in the locker room at all times? Most times it's supposition. Think of it this way, would a reporter say, "I love this player, but he's a real cancer in the locker room"? Of course not. It usually stems from a reporter not liking the player in the first place & it's just his little way of smearing him a bit.
Miroslav Satan was never maligned by fans or players while in NY. In fact, Jon Sim said he was a great leader in the locker room, motivating the younger guys in a quiet way. He's not bombastic so how else would he lead them?
He has a real stealthy game - the same applies to his skating, scoring. He can take the goalkeeper out of position in a blink of an eye & score, so he doesn't really need extreme speed. He's got vision & accuracy which usually makes up for that.
My only concern now, & even that is minimal, is that a friend of mine on the island said Satan has been having knee issues the last half season. I hope they've been attended to during the off time.