Dear Penguins fans,
I've noticed a lot of anti-Chicago sentiments around here, and that's all good. Believe me, I hate your team more than you hate mine, but the notion that you all don't want to root for the Hawks because of Marian Hossa is ridiculous. It's no better than the Sharks fans who are booing Brian Campbell every time he touches the puck.
The guy was a rental for the Sharks for one portion of one season, and he draws that much of the ire of the San Jose faithful? That is just plain stupid and you Pens fans are doing the same with Hossa. The guy was a rental. What the hell do you want from him? He was a FREE agent and he made a choice he thought was the best one which ANY OF YOU would have done too. Did he choose wrong? Clearly, but everyone makes mistakes (well except if you're from Pittsburgh, where you can ride your high horse all day long).
Lastly, another common refrain around this blog and one that I've heard elsewhere from disgruntled Pens fans, is this notion that Hossa "wet the bed in the '08 playoffs". Man, if that's wetting the bed, I bet more NHLers would want to wet the bed more often, namely the 2009-2010 Evgeni Malkin.
Bottom line, your team won the cup last year without Hossa. Don't let some silly, unwarranted grudge define your fanbase. Let the man get on with his career, grow up, and let it go already.