Yahoo- Devante Smith-Pelly came up through the Anaheim Ducks’ system after being drafted in 2010. This past February, he was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Jiri Sekac.
While he still remains friends with many of his ex-teammates, he seemed to be enjoying Chicago’s Game 7 victory versus his old team Saturday night. After Brent Seabrook’s goal made it 5-2 in the third period, Smith-Pelly Tweeted simply:
Passive aggression on a hundred, thousand, trillion. Now those of you that know me know that I have no issue with a little shit talking. A chirp or two never killed anybody. However, I am wondering what the hell Devante is so upset about. This tweet reeks of bitterness and I am not even sure why. In terms of winning situations, Smith-Pelley's trade from Anaheim to Montreal was a pretty lateral move. In fact, landing on one of the best teams in the far weaker Eastern Conference with a better chance of seeing the lineup seems like the perfect situation to fall in to. A real win-win for both parties if I had to say so myself. Athletes have certainly had more to complain about following a trade. It's not like he got traded to the Sabres or the Maple Leafs. He got traded to a team that was going to give him a better chance to play that also happens to be closer to his hometown. He went from playing in front of a mediocre crowd in Anaheim to playing in front of the best fans in the sport. He just became one of like 10 black people that are well liked in Canada and he's too busy rubbing salt in the wounds of his ex-teammates to see how lucky he's gotten.
How about you don't look a gift horse in the mouth Devante? You got traded to a younger team with one of the best goalies in the sport. If I had to guess the Canadiens ceiling going forward is probably higher than the Ducks and this dick is dropping emoticons on Twitter. Be mad at yourself for not helping the Canadiens advance as far as the Ducks did, don't be mad at the Ducks because they were right about you being expendable. I'm not saying you have to root for your ex-team to hoist the cup, but maybe don't twist the knife after it's already in the back of players that you still call friends. And if you are going to do so, can I get more than a smiley face? This tweet was more subliminal than every rap diss track since 2010. If you want to hold a career long grudge against the Ducks for trading you at least own it.