Stop the Booing: Marian Hossa Could Be Key to Red Wings' Success

Dane PoppengerContributor IOctober 28, 2008

It was only a matter of games, not time, until Red Wings fans got a chance to know the Marian Hossa that played in the Stanley Cup Finals just last June. Hossa was the best player on the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now Hossa is showing his skills and sniping ability against the Red Wings' foes. 

Hearing fans boo him during the first few games truly hurt my pride as a Hockeytown rep.

How could anyone boo the man that could lead the team in scoring and goals? Our hockey knowledge is better than that, Detroit! Michigan is the best hockey state in the country and home to some of the best American-born players in the world. 

I will not even mention names! 

Nothing was better than seeing Hossa shout out at the home crowd after his highlight reel goal against his former team. Hossa used his hockey lingo and gave the Detroit fans a good old-fashioned "___ you guys!"  

Since then, Hossa has been the best player on the ice, even with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg out there. His goal last night against Los Angeles proved his true ability to show up the other team and not only hush the crowd, but awe them, too!  

And I forgot to mention the clapper five feet from the former and supposed "Brick Wall."

This is a call out to all the fans and citizens of Hockeytown! Jump on Hossa's back right now, even if it is only 10 games into the season. 

The guy is a beast, a sniper, a force, a true top-notch player in the league. 

Be happy that we have him this year, because he would have loved to personally make sure the Red Wings would pay for taking the Cup away from him last year.