We keep hearing, reading Habs’ fans claiming that Carey Price and Shea Weber are either finished or some people find any way possible to downplay them when they play well. This is called getting your foot in your mouth at some point and refusing to admit being wrong, fighting tooth and nail to save face instead. And then, when others who are in a better position than them come out and say the opposite to what those “fans” claim, they revert to accusing them of lying or come up with some lame excuse to downplay what they’re saying.
You know the old expression: You made your bed now lie in it? It is said to someone who must accept the unpleasant results of something they have said or done. It seems like for some people, the expression should be: You make your own bed and it’s someone else’s fault if it’s not made right. In a society where entitlement appears to be predominant and accountability is seemingly out the window, we all know people for whom it applies, don’t we?
In Montreal, there is no better example than what Habs’ fans are going through right now. Just because Shea Weber is clearly showing that once again, Canadiens’ General Manager Marc Bergevin got it right in trading fan favourite P.K. Subban, people don’t like having their overreaction thrown back in their face and are surprised that fans are making them accountable? “The trade is over three years old, when will people get over it and stop talking about it?“, they say. Yes, it’s a reminder that you have been overreacting about the trade and you are now proven wrong. We understand.
Here are just a few examples of fans’ reactions when the Canadiens announced the Subban-Weber trade. I’ll post the tweet so you can read more if you want:
I’m not posting this to show who did what, but rather what was said. Some of those people are fans who now love Weber. This is simply to show what kind of reactions we’re referring to here. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Remember when a Subban fan purchased a full page ad to prove his point? Talk about overreaction! This guy has now apparently given up his seasons’ tickets over it, tickets that someone else who was on a years-long waiting list happily scooped. Yeah, that’s gonna teach them right, Dr. Kowalski? In the meantime, The Gazette thanks you for your dollars and the Canadiens, well… thank the new season tickets holder!
But this isn’t new folks. Remember when we ran into other similar situations and wrote about it back when the Canadiens selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi, when just about everyone back then wanted them to pick Filip Zadina? Or when we touched on fans’ reactions when Alex Galchenyuk was traded for Max Domi? I can’t be the only one to notice a pattern here, right? And guess what? Many of the people overreacting like that are the same culprits each and every time!
The pride in Weber is fully justified and so is the rubbing some people are getting about it too. They were selling everyone that Weber was the lesser of the two, that he would fade while Subban would be in his prime. Fact is that Weber is having a career year while Subban has 5 points in 30 games, good for 136th in the NHL and sits at a dismal minus -15. And he was a recent target in the recent article on him in the New York Post.
So some people want others to stop rubbing it in and making them accountable? Tough luck! The next time there is something happening around the team, something you don’t like – because there will be more – perhaps you will learn from this and be a bit more reserved in your comments? Or maybe you won’t and you will fly off the handle again… but then don’t cry and get upset when others hold you accountable for your actions. There’s something to be said for being held accountable in life. Go Habs Go!