bhaw wrote:This can't be a serious response.
Yes I was serious. I reacted to your suggestion my statement might contribute to irrational love or hate of a player. I stated Martin had a bad year and management have never voiced dissatisfaction, not a particularly inflammable statement designed to incite irrational love or hate. I should have said 'publicly', but assumed this would be obvious.
bhaw wrote: I said was that you are claiming he is not being held accountable for his play. That is a BS statement because you have no freaking clue.
I don't pretend to know what may or may not have been said behind closed doors ("it's cool, Paul. Just get better next year") so please refrain from making unfounded assumptions and criticising me based on such.
bhaw wrote:Just because I call out your nonsense, you apparently made up an entire dialogue of my thoughts and feelings on Paul Martin and his play.
Please read my comments below and consider the hypocrisy of this insult.
You said I was "convinced Martin played bad" and "had no excuse for it". I do believe he played badly, but what gives you the right to assume I saw no excuse for it? I had previously defended his playing style suggesting a more physical partner might allow him to utilise his skill set more efficiently, and continued by suggesting reasons he may have underperformed.
bhaw wrote:I challenge either of you to find those mystery articles that say Shero was happy with his play. I'd love to see Shero's quotes on this.
Challenge accepted:http://triblive.com/home/1119142-85/goa ... defenseman
General manager Ray Shero defended the duo in a big way.
“Both players are really good players in this league,” Shero said. “They’ve proven that over the course of their careers. Paul Martin was, over his last 20 games of the regular season, a plus-13.”
bhaw wrote:you chose to go down the route I didn't even take to try and "call me out" or discredit me. The funny part was that I left plenty of room to do that in that post, but you ignored all the obvious paths and took the path that didn't exist.
Don't get butt hurt that I called you out for making a statement you can't back up.
Well since you misunderstood my point in the first place -
bhaw wrote:my statement is defending the notion that Shero and DB are being irresponsible by not holding PM accountable for his play
- I will not bother to respond to your inane attempt to be the big man, nor rise to your childish insults. If you are that incapable of taking criticism then I would stop dishing it out in such large portions.