Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/25/14 at 10:45 AM ET
from Katie Stran of ESPN,
It's been a particularly disheartening week for the hockey Twitterverse, first with Leafs fans directing their ire towards maligned goaltender James Reimer's wife, April, then with the galling criticism of Andrew Ladd's choice to miss Winnipeg's game against the Dallas Stars on Monday in order to be with his wife and newborn child.
Honestly? To those harping on the fact that Ladd's wife actually gave birth on Sunday, not Monday, I have a crazy scenario for you to entertain: Maybe Ladd wanted to be home for more than just the birth of his daughter. Maybe he also wanted to be home to support his wife. I'm having a hard time finding fault with that.
These venomous attacks are so sad. Athletes are lionized because of their extraordinary skills and unique abilities, but they are human beings, too. They have families and personal lives and deal with situations we really know nothing about. Let's remember that.
read on for Burnside on the Coyotes, Custance on the Western Conference playoff race and LeBrun on the Canadiens...
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