Godammit, Peter, why do you have to be so damn lovable twice in one night? I don’t have the stamina for this.
Just an hour before the start of 24/7, as I admittedly flipped away from the Flyers game to get Ms. CB caught up on the second half of last week’s episode, I got a call from my buddy. Exchange:
Buddy: Lavs just shoved Steve Ott.
Me: Fuck outta here.
Buddy: No, really. It was during intermission and Versus-NBC Sports-Comcast-whatever the fuck (OK, I made that part up) showed it at the start of the second period. Maybe your DVR got it.
Me: Christ, I love this man. I gotta go. – sprints to remote -
Yep. Yep, he shoved Steve Ott:
So, what brought this on, you ask? Ott said the confrontation was because Lavs walked through the Stars’ entranceway before the entire Dallas team – the home team – could get by after the first period. Apparently, there’s an unwritten rule about that, or something, which this hockey player of eight years has never heard.
Ladies and gentlemen, some fuckface who I – another admission – had to Google to find out if he’s done anything of consequence in the NHL. He hasn’t.
“I don’t know. It’s disrespect of our building, obviously. Just let our team off, it’s not really that big of a deal. He obviously thought that he’s got higher power than everybody else and a little bit more arrogance than most coaches in the whole NHL, and that’s probably the first time I’ve seen that. But I would never do that against Philadelphia if I was in their building and had to walk through the lineup. Just let us go and show a little respect, that’s all. I don’t know what drove it, obviously it was probably his own arrogance going to their dressing room.”
I was waiting for him to yell No frontsies, no frontsies!! Good God, man, get a grip.
What did Lavs have to say about it? Nothing. He avoided the topic.
In 24/7, however, he didn’t avoid one topic– Montreal bias.
Last Thursday in Montreal, when Jaromir Jagr was tripped and no penalty was called, the Flyers quickly got a penalty of their own and the Canadiens scored on the ensuing power play. Lavs was mad– real mad. Not only did he get into it with officials multiple times (though, surprisingly, he went with “frickin” instead of “fuck” when talking to at them), but he also called them out for having a Montreal bias, something I’m sure the league is going to love.
You can hear it in the video (after the jump), he brought it up multiple times. One was chopped off by whoever edited the clip for uploading, but the second instance, said to coaches in the locker room, was loud and clear:
“How the fuck is that not a penalty? What a disgrace. Typical Montreal.”
Earlier on the bench, you could hear one Flyers player very clearly say:
“I know we’re in Montreal, but wake up.”
Yeah, Gary Bettman isn’t going to like that.
Video of both Steve Ott and Lavs yelling, after the jump.
i have an image in my head of bettman jumping up out of his seat and screaming when he watched that. and i don’t give a shit. i’m glad someone says something, because it’s so obvious. i fucking love lavy so hard.
Damn! That game was so freaking chippy last night! Not even a Flyers-Rangers match gets THAT bad! I’d love to see those teams match up again in the Cup Finals! That would be a boatload of fun!
Oh wow… you’re a hockey player? I don’t think falling onto the ice at a beer league “game” is the same thing. Yeah.. the pro hockey player is the “fuck face”, not you.
Laviolette (while I love him) was clearly in the wrong here. The entire team exits at the other end of the ice, but uses the Stars exits and cuts in line? Wrong.
Have you ever seen the fights that start when a player shoots at the opposing home team’s net after warmups? There’s simple things you don’t do. Oh that’s right, they don’t have warmups in beer league.
I guess the 13 year old girl phlyer coach needs to create drama to get more attention on 24/7. bitch move from a bitch coach.
lavy has that mad dog in him
Hey TCR that’s a bitch statement from a bitch reader.
lavy has zero class & needs to act like a man!!!
I love what Laviolette did. Fuck Ott (actually a better contributor than you give him credit for) and fuck the Stars.
That said, it was definitely disrespectful. But after the way the Stars were playing, I don’t mind disrespectful.
But yeah, you not seeing this in your “8 years of hockey”… not really relevant. I don’t know if you know this or not, but the NHL is a bit different than your Prep league. Just a little.
I mean, I’ve played baseball for 20 years now… You’re telling me major league players don’t have to rake the field after their games? THAT’S BULLSHIT! If I have to after my games, every player should, because the league I play in obviously has to have the same standards as every other league- especially the highest-level league- in the world!
Come on Kyle. Things are different in the NHL. Rules are different. Even the unwritten ones.
Lavy is a boss …love him even more now.
Didn’t you play 8 years of Pee Wee/JV hockey?
Lavs knew he was in Dallas. A worthless place. He had his way with it, and left.
Lavs is soooo Philly. Soooo Philly. It’s as if the essence of the city was poured into a mold of a man with thinning hair.
Check out all the trolls, fuckin losers… hey Ott, asshole, you play hockey in dallas texas, no one gives a fuck about the sanctity of your building, they have more rodeos and livestock sales at the place than hockey games. You think the cows care as they pinch another puck off? Make pretend tough guys for the HBO cameras…
One time in NHL ’97 the computer controlled Red Wings put my John LeClair out for the season with a neck injury. You just don’t do that shit!! So I threw the controller through the tv. I can totally relate to this because of that experience.
NHL 97 was the shit…
I’m not even that much of a hockey fan….but Lavs is like the PERFECT Philadelphia coach.
I sooooo need to invest into getting HBO, dammit to hell.
Plenty of leagues ave entrances to the locker rooms in the same tunnel. Who cares if Lavy wanted to go down the tunnel with Stars players?
I tihnk its more disrespectful to talk to or make contact with a teams opposing coach. its unacceptable at any level, no matter the situation.
@ frstrm33 Agreed- Ott intentionally stopped in front of Lavy and blocked him from getting by. Whether Lavs is right or wrong, you can’t block a coach and try and bully him into waiting and then talk about how to give respect. I love Lavs. He is the epitome of this city!!
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