I know I'm over thinking this but I tend to do that.
Someone (Barry I think) said it when Simon Baz showed up but Simon doesn't have to repeat it when he meets Jessica Cruz. I dunno, I don't find it too funny when people say they hope Guy Gardner was the GL that died when a newbie comes along. Not when I actually stop to think how cruel it really is. Yeah Guy's considered the least likable GL. But in both cases neither knew for sure if anyone actually died. Would you really hope for someone to die regardless if you like them or not? In a "business" where someone could die at any moment? I always thought superheroes considered each other brothers-in-arms especially those they work with. This is just rubs me the wrong way.