“I don’t mind saying Alexander Semin’s name, because he’s one guy who has so much talent, he could easily be the best player in the league, and just for whatever reason, just doesn’t care."
--Matt Bradley, August 2011 (Caps Insider)
So I got together a team of the world's greatest researchers and found the following:
- Matt Bradley is now on the Florida Panthers, and will be at Verizon tonight
- In 61 games for the Caps last year, just 4 goals and 7 assists
- In the playoffs his stats were a bunch of 0's except for a -3 +/-
- In 4 games this year he has done nothing
bench non-scoring player leaves and talks S and we begin to ask "Does Sasha Care?"
So do people like that Bradley brought this up? Are people upset that he was talking bad about a Caps player? Do we want him to get checked every second tonight? Do we hate him? Do we love him? Do I "boo" him tonight? Did this help fire up Semin? Is this a year old story that doesn't matter anymore? Does Sasha care?
As usual help for a noob is appreciated...
Some mixed thoughts from twitter
Person A: Brads wasn't a bench player. We DONT hate him. He shed a lot of blood for this team we had a #needsmorebradley last year. I might stand and clap when I see Brads he was a great guy. And DC loved him
Person B: I liked him as a Cap - even cried when he left (RIP Professor Bradley), but I am in the minority who resent him for airing Caps' dirty laundry in public (not just the things he said about Semin - which was mostly true. It just wasn't cool to tell the world stuff that should have stayed in the dressing room.). Ovechkin also said it wasn't a respectable thing for Brads to do, so I'm comfortable being part of this minority.