Earlier this week, Peter Laviolette, Craig Berube, Mike Milbury and John Tortorella all called the Penguins out for being varying degrees of whiny cheap shots, who have no respect for the game and other players.
Seems the Penguins didn’t get that memo.
They’ve called up Ogie Ogilthorpe Steve MacIntyre for today’s game. MacIntyre, 31, is a career goon. By my count, he has played in eight different hockey leagues since 1998, including a few dozen games in the NHL for the Oilers, Panthers and Penguins. He has played in 11 games this season, and was quoted in September as saying, “My job is to make sure Sidney’s transition back to hockey goes smoothly.”
Today his job will be to kill Flyers.
There’s no doubt that the decision to bring up MacIntyre, assuming he plays, was to give the Penguins an advantage should the meaningless game turn ugly, which it probably will.
Game time is 4 p.m. on NBC. After the jump, watch video of MacIntyre going completely nuts in a minor league game earlier this season. Includes the line "he needs a pair of handcuffs on him now."