“Shame on you” Wings fans

January 2, 2006

If you boo’d (or is it “booed”? I’m tired…let’s go with) booed Sergei Saturday.  That’s what the BJ’s Jason Chimera thinks anyway…

From the Detroit News:

Former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov had no reaction to being booed Saturday by the Joe Louis Arena crowd, even though the reaction seemed more intense than usual.

But Blue Jackets forward Jason Chimerathought it was uncalled for.

“It’s pretty bad on their part,” Chimera said. “He helped that team for numerous years. It’s pretty unclassy for them to boo him like that.

“He’s a world-class player and he doesn’t deserve that from a team that he helped win that many Cups. Shame on them.”

More from the Detroit News…

Iwo:  this debate has been simmering since the JLA showered boos on 91 during his shootout attempt.  In that instance, with the game on the line, I didn’t have a problem with it.  If it could psyche him out someway, have at it.

But on a regular basis?  Not sure.  He was a huge contributor to three Stanley Cups.  IMO, Mike Vernon’s Conn Smythe should be on Fedorov’s mantle (wherever that may be).

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2 Responses to ““Shame on you” Wings fans”

  1. Matt Says:

    I missed the game but, as my friend wrote in his summary, it sounds like Sergei had a bad night. I wonder how much of that booing came from fans at the JLA having the satisfaction of watching Sergei struggle through the night.

    When I went to the CBJ game on the 20th, the fans booed him a lot then and I thought it a bit ridiculous. I only booed him during the shootout when, as you say, it was warrented. Otherwise, I think it’s time to let it go.

    Regardless of what you or I think, though, fans at the Joe will always boo him as long as he plays there.

  2. iwocpo Says:

    Agreed. Sergei’s ego guaranteed he’ll never be a player who returns to the Joe on good terms, as Darren McCarty always will.

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