Kris Versteeg Doesn’t Think We Like Him

I disagree, Kris.

Ryan Bright spoke with Versteeg today and the former Blackhawk thinks we still hate him: [Philly Sports Daily]

“They still do,” Versteeg said with a laugh, when asked about being hated by Philadelphia fans during the finals. “I’ve never seen them like me, actually."

“You come on a team heading into the playoffs like this and try to fill voids,” he said. “There wasn’t too many voids to fill on this team so it’s about trying to be a factor and become part of something special. I need to bring my style of game and try to bring it every night, whether it’s penalty kill, power play or just getting in someone’s face.”


As Ryan points out, it has nothing to do with playing for the Blackhawks, and everything to do with the fact that Versteeg hasn't been that good since his arrival.

But how can you dislike this?

Just win another Cup, Kris. All will be fine.

You can stop biting on the mouthpiece, however. It reminds us all of Patrick Kane.

Other notes: Chris Pronger did not practice today. And that is not good.


3 Responses

  1. Yep. Pat Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook, and half a dozen others could be Flyers no problem (not Adam “Minors” Burrish though) but the stupid mouthpiece reminds me of Pat Kane, which reminds me of Leights, which reminds me of his five-hole, which reminds me that HE’S STILL ON THE TEAM, which makes me sad.
    Oh, and, Versteeg has sucked since coming here. Win a Cup and we’ll re-think it.

  2. Kris, couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that you:
    A. Haven’t done much since coming here and
    B. The team has played like shit since acquiring you.
    Nope…neither of these have anything to do with why people don’t care for you. Nope…it’s that you were a Blackhawk last season. Yep, definitely that and not the other two.

  3. Hahahahahahah. Ferg is sad. I love to revel in others’ misery. Hahahahahahahah
    I’m optimistic about Pronger’s return unlike our Chicken Little blogger. Hid did participate in team’s special meetings and do his off-ice rehab today, according to CSN Philly:
    Other than that, the Flyers are being mum about it. My puny conspiracy-theory addled mind thinks this is just xtra drama to psych-out the Sabres, akin to the puck grabs of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals.
    And for Versteeg, we don’t hate you. You just haven’t given us much reason to be endeared to you just yet. Yes, you’ve scored goals and contributed to wins. But I cringe a little every time he gets PK time and even more when they have him sitting in the far slot on PP’s. I haven’t seen him fire anything amazing from there yet when he has had some good opportunities. He doesn’t particularly detract from the team, even though he’s made some idiotic mistakes. But he doesn’t particularly contributed a role to the team in a way that has really endeared him to hardcore fans.

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