Roughrider fans are going to expect a video tribute to Darian Durant when he returns to Saskatchewan with the Montreal Alouettes.
It’s all so hypocritical. And subjective.
The Montreal Canadiens gave P.K. Subban a tribute on their arena’s video boards, months after Shea Weber got the same treatment from the Nashville Predators. They were traded for each other. There were tears.
So let’s get this straight: P.K., our team didn’t want you so we got rid of you. But welcome back.
It happens primarily in hockey. Taylor Hall didn’t get a pregame tribute, but the Edmonton Oilers ran a short video during a TV timeout when he returned with the New Jersey Devils.
In the NBA, New York Knicks Derrick Rose and Joachim Noah were feted similarly by their former team, the Chicago Bulls.
Some players don’t get video tributes. And they get offended.
If Corey Chamblin returns to Saskatchewan as an assistant coach with the Toronto Argonauts, will he get a video? How about Craig Butler? Sam Hurl? Eric Tillman? How do teams decide?
Here’s a suggestion: Don’t do it for anybody.