The Oilers finished the season off on a very low note, dropping a 7-2 decision to the Mighty Ducks. Deslauriers looked dreadful and the whole team stumbled into the off season. But a few hours after the end of the game, Sheldon Souray's official "I want a trade" demand comes out via a story from Spector at Sportsnet.
So aside from some nice timing, this story makes the artist formerly known as Big Sexy look like an absolute diva. Wah wah wah, no one is holding my hand. Wah wah wah, no one is calling me even after I was selfish, went after Iginla, broke my hand and ruined any chance to move me before the trade deadline. Wah wah wah, they demanded I play hurt. Wah wah wah, I could have went elsewhere for more money.
Honestly, this interview makes it more difficult to trade you Sheldon. Why are you going public? You're not endearing yourself to anyone. I don't know if any of this temper tantrum is accurate but I do not like the public thrashing you are doing of my Oilers. Sure I may not sure agree with the management of this team from time to time, but this seems like a jilted boyfriend who is upset that his girl (Oilers) don't want him anymore.
So if players are leaving with a smile on their faces, don't worry Sheldon, the fans will be smiling when you finally depart. Enjoy doucheland with Prongs.
Edit: The more I think about this article, the more uneasy I am about the direction of this team. Katz needs to look into this and if they are pressuring players to return from injury too soon (which has made the rumor mill), that is completely unacceptable and heads should roll.
-Written by Scarlett-