I look back to the Trevor Lewis saga here in Spokane. Or even the Jared Cowen tantrum....Fortunately for Cowen they made the right decision in the end and enjoyed a Memorial Cup championmship and a trip to Ottawa. Lewis on the other hand missed the Memorial Cup team with spokane whom he didn't report to thanks to the dirty politics of one David Branch. Serves him right although he is having a good pro career anyway.
But long gone are the days of appreciation being enough. Make no mistake...More often than not it's all about the name on the back of the sweater these days. Raised in a new generation of selfish parents with no tradition. And the worlds alot better off when you look around eh? LOL