Hello Kyle, Welcome to Ottawa, Beware The Chill.
Welcome to the Senators, Kyle.
Don’t mind the hand wringing about the trade, it’s what we (I) do, after almost any trade. We traded a guy who wanted out, and has since been traded again, and has never come close to being the player we thought he was, for a guy who is now leading the league in scoring, and we panned that one, too.
So bear with us (me), it’s not about you, it’s us (me)…but you’ve probably said that yourself this year, right? You know the drill.
There’s a bad smell around players who demand a trade, fair or not, and it will be up to you to disperse it. You’ve made your bed, nobody here gives a sh!t about what happened in Phoenix, but will point to it as proof positive of your failure as a person/player if you don’t prove otherwise. Again, fair or not, that’s the bed you made, and blowing hot air up your ass now won’t do a thing to change that fact, so let’s just face it head on, shall we?
But, all of that doom and gloom aside, you’re now with a franchise who wants and needs you, and if you contribute with hard work, and on ice performance, all will be forgotten, within the blink of an eye.
How do I know this? Well, remember that former Sens player I mentioned above? He came to town with some significant baggage, too, and 50 goals was more than enough to bury the bones, until he decided to dig them back up himself, that is.
No fan wants anything other than a winner, and it can’t be any more simple than that. Help the team win, be a hero. Help the team lose, be a zero. I don’t care where you were drafted, how much you earn, what you did before pulling on that Sens sweater, if you go out there and contribute to a winning effort, your life will be good.
We need a solid, reliable second line centre. You need a second chance. Murray gave you what you needed, now it’s time to return the favour.
Simple as that.
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