Perhaps the main reason I wanted the Flyers to win last night – besides, you know, the Stanley Cup thing – was so that they could play the Penguins, an opponent we actually hate.
There’s little to dislike about the Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist is a dreamboat. I mean, he’s gorgeous. He’s the best looking man who’s not in my life. He’s also a very good goalie and doesn’t seem like a complete prick.
Martin St. Louis has always been fun to watch.
I’d love to have Brian Boyle on my team.
Ryan McDonagh is the type of defenseman the Flyers need.
Who wouldn’t want Dan Girardi on their team?
And the rest of their guys just go about their business and don’t cause too much trouble and then salute their fans when they win. It’s sweet. I’ve never liked a team from New York more. Really, besides Carcillo, whom else did you come away from games in that series thinking, “That guy needs to get hit by a bus on his way home”? No one.
Just look at Derek Dorsett in this video. Hey, great series. Good job boys. Nice work. See you in my wedding, Jake (just shave the beard, mmmkay?). Class act all the way:
That’s why it would’ve been so fun to hate the Penguins. I was amped up. Ready to start trolling Yinzers and Princesss Sass. I even had a Crosby NHLPA 93 Penguin head bleed shirt ready to go:
You’d be wearing that shirt to Game 3 on Monday. I’d be pocketing your money. Sidney Crosby’s head would be bleeding. We’d be happy like a room without a roof. Yinzers would not. It would’ve been great. But nope. Nope. The most likable group of hockey players on Earth and Dan Carcillo just sent Claude Giroux to the golf course, and we all know how that ends. hashtag FML.