Lagoon wrote:Ev wrote:Boro won't be back, but it doesn't really matter. I never minded him on the ice, but it's pretty funny that he was a whipping boy for years yet all of a sudden people are so sad at the thought of him leaving. We have a lot of D options and free agency to come.
I think those two groups are different groups of fans. The ones that whipped Boro are still not caring. The ones that recognized the value of Boro’s play and his contract are the ones that are sad now. Just another example of the someone jumping ship and not willing to keep playing for Melnyk when they have a chance to go elsewhere.
They aren't two different groups. The same people who hated Boro for years (and attacked him and Ceci) have a done a complete 180 because of his social views. It's very strange. Many other players were great dudes, like Zack Smith, yet they didn't care when he was moved.
Personally, I didn't whip Boro - I thought he was a legit bottom pair and wasn't an AHL D as some proclaimed, but I won't care much if he's not retained. It doesn't matter much who the 6th-7th D is. Like Jaros can fill in just the same.
Also from what I understand this would be the team moving on from him, not Boro jumping ship. But who knows.