Adam Foote Reviled in Return to Columbus

December 6th, 2009 by James Crider Leave a reply »
As expected, Adam Foote was given a warm welcome when he made his long awaited return to Columbus during Colorado's 3-2 victory Saturday night.

Because he's a shut-down defenseman who rarely touches the puck, Columbus instead chose to shower Foote with boos every time he got off the bench.

While in Columbus, Foote donned the captain's "C" on his jersey and was loved by fans, as he provided both experience and leadership to the young and talented Blue Jackets club.

That changed February 26, 2008: trade deadline day.

Foote was having some difficulty agreeing to a contract with the Jackets, so as it often happens with veterans on rebuilding teams, Adam Foote was shipped back to the Avalanche in exchange for a first round and a fourth round pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft.

One problem: Columbus fans, seeing their team that had never made the playoffs a mere five points out of the final spot, saw this as their leader abandoning them. Ever since they've wanted blood.

Rumors also emerged that Foote demanded he be traded to Colorado after he took off in a private jet in order to join the Avalanche for a road game in C ...

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