Dany Heatley – What’s the A stand for?
To thousands of kids across the Country, it’s a dream. To be assistant Captain of their team, and for that something they work very hard to get. They sacrifice their spare time to help the team. They show up at public skating with pals and try to help out with skating tips. They stay late after practice and talk with the Coach, waving at Mom or Dad “yeah just a minute, please”. They stay up late on school nights watching hockey and soaking up everything they see like a sponge, because what better way to learn than from the pros, right? So Dany, what are you teaching them? That it’s okay to go back on your word when things don’t go your way? That you are more important than the team?
Their parents are trying to teach the kids things like Honor, Respect, and Loyalty, and if you’re going to play hockey then you have to listen to the Coach. And they are playing for free. Just because they love the game. You on the other hand are getting paid ALOT of money, to play hockey. So I think people have a point when they say “shut up and do what you are told”. You are after all, a paid employee. I’m not saying that you are not entitled to do what is best for you and your family, that is your right. And you must do what is best for you.
However, to turn your back on your team and your fans because you are not happy with the Coach moving you, is childish. He is just doing HIS job. And if you had scored 50 goals last season more than likely this wouldn’t have happened. So put up Dany, or shut up. You’ve let a lot of people down, last season, and the off season. What’s the A stand for anyways to you? Is it A-Typical? Or A-Hole? Training camp is fast approaching and Ottawa deserves better than a player holding a trade over it’s head so close to the season. Do we get A-answer?