Yesterday in our day after draft post-mortem, I wrote about the strange pro/con outcry over the seventh round selection of Edina forward Louie Nanne. There are plenty who love the pick of a local guy whose name evokes Minnesota hockey at its core while others decry the move as a public relations move at its worst; if Nanne's last name was Canne and his father wasn't a Wild scout no one would give a second thought.
My two cents are in the previously discussed article - it doesn't pass the smell test yet you can't blame him - and I was interested in how Nanne would respond. Would he coast and ignore the criticism? Or would the seventh round pick, who is heading to Penticton next year before suiting up for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, find a way to let the adversity fuels him?
Nanne chose the latter and honestly that's exactly why this tweet is inspiring to see.
I'd like to thank everyone out there who has ever doubted me or cut me down, cause you've made me who I am and who I am going to become.Couldn't say it any better.
— lou nanne (@lounanne11) June 25, 2012