Idoit40fans wrote:Those attitudes towards those three are all because people think they're doing their job poorly. People don't think Palffy was bad...except for the thread creator apparently, they are annoyed that he left the league even though they know nothing about his reasons for doing it.
100% wrong. What I meant by the "stinking up the joint" comment was that he was a cancer on the team. I never said he was not a good player. If the head coach could see he did t want to be on the team, then what do you think the rest of the players thought? I have coached youth hockey for a long time, and when you have a child who does not want to be there, and come to practice, that can bring the other players down also. To me, he didn't want to be part of a rebuild and wanted to go somwhere else, and he did. He let his team down. That is what I had a problem with when he left. Now if it was a family issue, then so be it, but from what the the coach said.........(yes my dots again) I tend to lean in that direction. I put Palffy in the same catogory as Eric Lindros. Lindros got drafted by the Nords, (most of you probably don't remember this) and cried that he would not sign with them. Obviously cause the Nordiques were bad, but he wont tell you that. If the Nords were good, he would have welcomed the chance to play with them, but cause he was childish, they had to make a trade for him, which in the end made me happy, because the first year he was in the NHL, the Nordiques made the playoffs and the Flyers didn't. To me that was justice served. But again IMO, Plaffy left cause he didn't want to play for a losing team. That is not the attitude to have in any team sport. Yes he still did his job, but you can be the best player in the world, and if your attitude sucks, everyone else around you will not become much better. Basically, if the team is bad, pull your skirt up, and do something about it and make the team better. Take the leash and run with it..............don't cop out.