News broke yesterday that Devante Smith-Pelly was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Jiri Sekac. Some Montreal fans appear none too pleased with this trade, but I'm sad to see Smith-Pelly go.
And Smith-Pelly might also be a little sad about his new destination.
Smith-Pelly grew up in Scarborough, Ontario which Wikipedia assures me is in Canada. But more importantly, Scarborough is "is a district and former municipality within the eastern part of the city of Toronto."
Having grown up in what is essentially Toronto, I wonder if Smith-Pelly has any specific allegiances...
@ToriDiGregorio how are you from Toronto but a Montreal fan..— Devante Smith-Pelly (@smithpelly23) April 9, 2012
Uh-oh. Looks like the Raptors (who Smith-Pelly regularly speaks highly of) aren't the only Toronto team that is close to Smith-Pelly's heart.
Congrats to Mats Sundin. Remember watching him every Saturday for years just go to workkkkk #HNIC— Devante Smith-Pelly (@smithpelly23) February 12, 2012
Smith-Pelly is living his hell.
(You know, so long as his hell includes being paid millions of dollars for playing a game he loves in one of the game's most storied franchises and a current contender).
Senators (20 - 31) @ Ducks (34 - 19)
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 7:00 PM PST
Sekac scores 5 shorthanded goals tonight.