This is hard hitting NHL hockey, not a Philadelphia ballet class. Look in the dictionary under the word ‘Whiner’ and you will see the 2008/2009 Philadelphia team photo. These guys are all talk. When they lose they are all meow meow meow Crosby was playing hockey and put the goal in our net meow meow meow. I’m thinking that since the classless Philadelphia fans boo their own players, the ‘Crosby Sucks’ chant is probably a huge Philadelphia compliment.
Here’s what the head crybaby – Philadelphia Cryers coach John ‘Cryer’ Stevens said about Crosby’s goal: “We didn’t put the puck at our feet and throw ourselves in the net, which obviously is allowed now” No, you didn’t but your sure did try to the whole game. “He knocks Marty into the net, that was my concern, the goalie has to be allowed to make a save.” John ‘Cryer’ Stevens said.
The Flyer whining about how the NHL hates them and loves the other teams media machine is in full effect:
How about Simon ‘Boo Hoo’ Gagne: “If that’s Scott Hartnell doing that, I’m not sure if that’s a goal. But it’s Sidney Crosby.” ‘Boo Hoo’ Gagne again: “I’ve always felt that we need to beat the other team, and we need to beat pretty much everything. We’re not going to get any calls from anybody.” The Flyers had twice the power play time as the Penguins this game. These guys have the nerve to call Sidney Crosby a baby.
The overlords of the NHL obviously tried to give the Flyers Cryers the game by putting them on the power play for over 1/5 of the game. The refs definitely did not call the same calls on both ends of the ice. Why are they doing this you ask? So that they can get their precious Saturday NBC time slot filled with the teams that gave them their highest rating since the “Winter Classic”
By the way, It’s ‘White Out’ Thursday, so wear your white Pittsburgh Penguin jersey unless you want to wear the Charlie the Tuna t-shirts that they’ll be handing out at the door. O.K. now that I’m on the subject, the Flyers are the ones wearing white on Thursday shouldn’t it be a blackout?
Quickie: Last year the Penguins beat the Flyers 6-0 in the fifth game to win the series 4-1.
On the Farm. The WBS Penguins have taken a 3-1 lead in their playoff series by beating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers last night 2-1 . Jeff Taffe got the game winning goal.
Sports Illustrated has a page with NHL player/celebrity look-a-likes. I took time out of my day to link the Penguin ones and one special one so that you can just click on the players name below to see their pictures.
Evgeni Malkin – Sylvester Stallone
Sidney Crosby – Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live comedian)
Sergei Gonchar – David Hyde Pierce (TV show Frasier’s little brother)
Marc-Andre Fleury – Apolo Anton Ohno – who? (speed skater)
I can’t make this stuff up… Sports Illustrated said that Washington Capital Alexander Ovechkin’s look-a-like is that it’s the guy who had the nail stuck in his head in Happy Gilmore!
Alex Ovechkin – Richard Kiel (Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore)
Alright I have time for one more cry baby Flyers Cryers quote. Coach John ‘Cryer’ Stevens: “He carried himself, the puck and Marty into the net. The official didn’t want to talk to us. There is a series supervisor and I will talk to him before the next game to get some sort of explanation.” I’m calling my mommy. Waaaaaah! Put a diaper on him. Ah yes, the Philadelphia Cryers.
…and one more Celebrity look-a-like:
Gametime is 7pm and can be seen in high definition at the igloo or on FSN.