It has been clear that the Flyers are simply hated around the league, but last nights game completely sealed the deal for me. The VS announcers of the game were 100% biased to the Penguins. The hit Eager has on big bad George was 100% legal, he came in with his arms but Laraque had his one arm up and Eager actually came up underneath Laraques arm and drove his own arm into his head. There was nothing wrong with the hit. This then was followed by 6 penalty minutes by the Penguins and what is the thing the announcers continue to talk about? The Eager hit. Once the game gets out of hand the announcer then begin to defend the dirty play of the Penguins because the Flyers are "running up the score."
I needed to vent about this, but watching that game made me sick to hear how biased the announcers were towards the Penguins.
Listening to the announcers and watching this game, made me remember how great it is to be a fan of the most hated team in the NHL. I love every minute of it.
I am a big fan of coming out and playing the way the Penguins did after getting slaughtered on the score board. If the Flyers got whooped 8-2 I would want Eager baseball sliding into their goalie and punching Laraques head into the ice. I am a huge fan of making a team feel next time it wont be that easy. No one got hurt, and there were bodies flying all over, thats hockey.
But if you are going to come out and play that way cause your getting killed, don't run your mouth after the game about how we continued to play hockey. Sorry our better players wanted to be on the ice when the game was getting heated and they wanted to be a part of the action. Sorry we didn't have our better players sitting on the bench getting a back massage from our coach while holding hands with Malkin and have Staal wipe their tears away like Crosby was.
Maybe I just like the old time Flyers hockey, but I liked what I saw from the Penguins in the 3rd period. Thats how lopsided hockey games should end.
This was one of the best Hockey games I have watched as a Flyers fan. Absolutely awesome display of hockey.