Monday, February 25, 2008

You Never Forget Your First Love

By S(h)ara


Tonight is most likely Soupy's last game as a Sabre.


It's taken me a long time to come to accept that Brian Campbell, my favorite Sabre that was, is going to be traded. I went through all the major stages: Denial (They won't trade Soupy. Nope, not going to happen), Anger (CAMPBELL! SIGN A FREAKING CONTRACT ALREADY! Great, now my Campbell t-shirt is USELESS!), Depression (Soupy don't leave me! We need you!) and finally, Acceptance (If keeping Soupy means losing Milsey, then I agree The Soup must go). It's been a rocky few months for me.


I know a lot of people will be happy(ish) to see him go. Anne has long been saying that she doesn't want us to re-sign him, since it will tie up a lot of money over the next few years, which could leave us in a position to lose both Pommerdoodle and Milsey. I agree that for the sake of the team, it's best if he goes. We have won games because of Miller. Yes, he has off nights, but so does everyone. But I digress. The point is, even though I agree all of that is true, I'm still going to miss him, and there's a part of me that really wants the Sabres to announce that he's been re-signed. Though I love Derek Roy, I feel as though my love for him will never be the same as it was for Soupy.


Today, I say good-bye to you, dearest Soupy. We had a good run. My mom even knew you were my favorite Sabre and would save me Buffalo News articles about you. We were going to have beautiful curly-haired babies. (Whoops, sorry, I wandered off into Puck Bunny territory there for a second.) You've been kind of a tool about the contract negotiations, which tarnished my love, but deep down, we both know who my favorite Sabre is.


Look how cute we are! And he has good taste in suits!

Though I now rock a Roy t-shirt at Sabres games, know that I've got my Campbell one underneath. I'll miss you, Soupy.

4 comments:

  1. It's so true that you never forget your first. I love, love, love Hank (maybe you've heard) but he doesn't fill my whole heart because there's still a spot that will always belong to Jay McKee.

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  2. Yes Heather! I was sympathizing with S(h)ara and explaining that it was ok to be upset about losing Soupu because I still don't like to hear about Jay McKee in St. Louis. I prefer to think that he retired from the NHL, went back to Kingston, and plays pond hockey all day with his kids.

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  3. I prefer to think that he retired from the NHL, went back to Kingston, and plays pond hockey all day with his kids.

    anne, I like that theory. It helps immensely that he went to the WC so we don't really see him much. When he does show up it's more like an old friend visiting and less like, "Ugh, him again?"

    But anyway, S(h)ara, while I fully endorse and approve of selecting a new favorite, it's totally okay to save a little piece of your heart for the old guy too, especially if he was your first. I think the new guy will understand.

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  4. But anyway, S(h)ara, while I fully endorse and approve of selecting a new favorite, it's totally okay to save a little piece of your heart for the old guy too, especially if he was your first. I think the new guy will understand.

    Derek and I had a nice one-on-one, and he totally understands. He's been very supportive through this difficult time.

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Glossary... Sort of

  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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