Horton, gone, and will be forgotten!

Horton: Get Out And Stay Out!

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!


Tags: Boston Bruins Claude Julien Dennis Wideman Gregory Campbell Nathan Horton


    He’s right. How many coaches and how many systems has Florida had since he’s been there? How can anyone be successful?

  • AJ

    Luongo has made the playoffs. Bouwmeester barely missed. Florida hasn’t made it since, 2000 or something.

  • Frank Rekas

    My point is that he’s done nothing and is not even close to the star quality that Jay or Luongo even touched on while they were here. He was disliked by most.
    Right or wrong, you don’t need to bad mouth your employer!

  • slapshot1106

    So glad to see Horton out of here… Not impressed with the return, but just glad to get this guy away from this organization.. I was so sick and tired of his wasted talent.. I just wish we would’ve sent him to Edmonton, Columbus, or even Rochester if that was possible to teach him a lesson…

    It’s hard for even me to believe that we couldn’t have gotten Blake Wheeler or some some FWD from a different team in a different package… Admittedly I don’t know enough about Wideman, but we’ll have to pay him $3.9 mill, so it looks like we did Boston a favor there… I’m guessing there must be another deal in place to move Ballard, or else we’ll be paying way too much….

    I’m not overly impressed with draft picks, especially with the same scouting dept and their track record…. To try to find the positive side here, I’m glad Tallon had the balls to get rid of Horton… Someone should’ve traded him 2 or 3 years ago… Let’s just hope Tallon gets the rust off with this trade, and keeps cleaning out the roster..

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2010/06/horton-soup-say-thanks-and-good-day-to-the-panthers.html#ixzz0reTade5A

  • Frank Rekas

    Those who don’t know Horton as we do, can’t understand our frustration. He’s talented, but only plays when he wants to and for someone that wants to be a star, that’s a wrong attitude. You can look at a bunch of other players and see who they’ve played for and what they’ve gone through and see how those careers have gone.

    Remember all, it’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it.