I’ll make this quick, and have a better and more extensive post about this by tomorrow. If you haven’t heard, Panther forward Nathan Horton has been traded along with hard working forward Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for defenceman Dennis Wideman and a 3rd round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Here’s what I’ve heard so far, so if any of you Panther fans are feeling a bit sad about this deal you need your heads examined.
When Dale Tallon asked Horton if he wanted to stay and be a part of the club Horton said NO!
Tallon added that “Horton showed frustration and felt maybe it would be better if he was able to go somewhere else”.
Although Horton thanked Tallon for making the trade this morning, I just about drove into a guard rail on interstate 95 this afternoon when I read this message that came to my phone (I know, no texting while drivng) from Sun-Sentinel reporter Steve Gorton: “Nathan Horton says he thinks the instability in Panthers organization stunted his development”.
Are you fucking kidding me? The god damn ink isn’t even dry yet on the trade, you just found out about the deal, and as I’m typing this, your name is still on the Panthers roster.
You actually have the fucking balls to make that comment? Really? What have you done so far in your career here to say that? You’ve lollygagged around the ice, you’ve only played hard when you were pissed off, which based on what I saw wasn’t too often.
You acted and looked like you didn’t give a shit, and at 25 years old, you haven’t done ANYTHING that’s even remotely close to the promise you showed in juniors. Yet you had the audacity to say that. The general manager did you a favor. You got your wish, but you had to go and mouth off in less than an hour after the trade was announced!
Get out and stay out! This is the kind of athelete that pisses me off. Sure the Panthers have been bad, and sure they’ve had a rough time, but guess what numbnut? You were part of it! Yeah, you were part of the problem, but now you don’t want to be part of the solution?!
Remember, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Just ask your friends Bouwmeester and Luongo!
Hope you’re happy in Boston. Playing for Claude Julien is no party!
I’ll have more on this tomorrow when I’ve had a chance to calm down.
Thanks for reading.
I’d love your comments not only on the trade, but on what Horton had to say!