The shimmy at :12 kills me

The captain don’t care, he’s just one you.

Last year, Claude Giroux blew off steam at the end of the season by playing baggo and beer pong (with a cast on each wrist, mind you), activities with which we can all identify. This year? Karaoke at McGillin’s. Thank God I’m a Country Boy, to be exact. That’s right, the best athlete in the city likes to throw back a few and take his swings at oldies bar rock… just. like. you.

That’s Scott Hartnell dancing in front of him.

G, Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn and some other Flyers were out and about on Sunday– first Dayload at King’s Oak, then Frankford Hall and, later, McGillin’s, according to a tipster.

Other folks spotted the Flyers as well:

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I’m guessing Dan is the guy in the Gaborik shirt in the video.

There was a rumor going around Twitter that Hartnell got into a fight of some sort, or was jumped, at King’s Oak in the Piazza. Here’s what actually happened, according to a witness with whom I spoke: Hartnell gave an autograph to a woman who wanted one for her 12-year-old son. She also wanted a photograph with Hartnell, but he, like most of the Flyers, prefers not to be photographed when he’s out drinking (sorry) and politely declined, several times. But the woman didn’t leave him alone and eventually he said to her something to the effect of, “Why don’t you go the fuck home to your 12-year-old son.” When he turned to leave, a man grabbed him from behind and Hartnell flipped the instigator to his front and brought him #hartnelldown. That’s where Jason Akeson briefly stepped in. The fight was quickly broken up.

The tipster tells us that Giroux, Hartnell, Simmonds and the others were very friendly, signing autographs and generally blending in with the crowd. At one point, however, a group of about 30 or so people applauded them when they were leaving one of the bars… though presumably not for Giroux’s singing.