Ain't secret he bunches up my BVD's. When you take into account he was the sole owner of being the second worst player in the league last year at a stellar -23. Then not to be out done he ties for second worst in the league with an improved score of -29 this year. While my charecter flaws are vast, varied and rather apparent, I really don't get all the fan hoopla over this guy.
I think Benedict Arnold is a very good comparative. Arnold was by far (like all alone) the greatest American hero of his time. If you don't know, look it up, it's an awsome read. Then one day, Arnold makes a poor choice and his fate is sealed.
Rod has crossed that line with me. He obviously has nothing left to give on the ice. Look at the +/-, it's sad but true. He lost the C. Whether it was his choice or not, he is falling off everything that he was. His on ice performance is crap and in all honesty is the biggest waste of 3 mill. in the NHL. At maybe 8 min. a night that some pretty pricey garbage play.
So like Arnold, what the hero did is thrown out the window when he focuses on himself. It ain't about the 'Canes anymore, it's about Rod. To me it's all bad and all wrong. Rod has turned from a hero warrior to a selfish old man. When does it get to the point that he sells out the chance of winning for a chance at Rod playing? All Arnold did was try and sell the blue prints to a place. My opinion anyway.
So fire away at my opinion, post your own. I'm gonna try to post a poll. Don't get your hopes up, never done it before.