With Max Talbot now no longer a Flyer is it okay to not feel dirty wearing his jersey again?
It's a solid question that got me thinking: when is it okay?
It's an interesting question, one that should perhaps include some guidelines:
If that person is traded you are free to wear their jersey right away without shame. A player cannot help that they are traded. Your Martin Straka jersey was fine to wear as soon as he was sent packing.
|I didn't want to go.|
If that person signs elsewhere wait a few months. That Rob Scuderi jersey never really lost its luster when he signed with the Kings but much like hanging out with your ex who chose to move on it's best to be out of sight, out of mind for a while.
|It worked out, though.|
If that person signs with a rival wait a few years. Maybe they'll redeem themselves through love and tenderness. Kevin Stevens signed with the Rangers and, after some lackluster years, found his way back to the Penguins and the loving arms of fans.
|We really won't talk about these years...|
|Or sort of original team|
If that person signs with, like, all of your rivals maybe don't bother. That includes if they were traded to a rival. No, this isn't about anyone in particular.
|Hmm... who could I mean?|
|"Well this backfired..."|
|This looks weird.|
Most importantly: Live never buy a jersey of someone in a picture with Taylor Swift. Ever. Oh WEEEE won't ever, ever play with the Pens forever!
|Go write a song about it.|
So what are your thoughts? If a player you love is signed by another team or traded elsewhere when is it okay to rock their stitches again? Is it ever? Does it depend on the team? I've laid out my guidelines. What are yours?