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Look, Pittsburgh Folks Defaced a Jaromir Jagr Jersey

Kyle Scott - February 1, 2012

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Just in case the national media had you believing that Philly fans were the worst fans in all the land, we bring you this bit of tid from the assholes in Pittsburgh, who, for some reason most likely rooted in inferiority, thought it would be cool to deface the jersey of the second greatest hockey player their city has ever seen.

The picture comes via reader (@IfTheShoeFITTS), who is probably not using his real name on Twitter. It was taken this weekend, when Mr. If It Fits was visiting the nut sack of Pennsylvania. 

And to think we merely boo.

[Related: Chunky Pittsburgh Fan Sticks Her Tongue Out at Jagr]

Morning Puck: Islanders Poop on Flyers

Kyle Scott - January 20, 2012

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I'm convinced that girl in the background is Liz Lemon… or just eye-fucking Claude Giroux as her boy toy get his text on

Ew. Check your shoes– it smells like someone stepped in dog shit. 

I wish there was a way that words could accurately diagram the Flyers' play in the first period. There’s not, because there isn't word that evokes an image of the Cheshire Cat aimlessly and lethargically running into an oncoming truck and watching carelessly as said truck barrels away carrying with it a piece of the pussy's soul.

On second thought, that probably paints a pretty good picture.

I liked our friend Ryan Bright's take too:

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I tweeted after the first period that the Flyers unofficial turnover count was 602. I was joking, but I may have only been off by a dozen or so. The Flyers never had it, and despite a brief third period surge, lost to the Islanders, 4-1. It’s the first time the Flyers have lost at home to the Islanders since 2007, or, since Mike Richards was the next Bobby Clarke.

Matt Read’s goal gave him 14 on the season and puts him in the league lead among rookies. 

Some things to discuss:

Claude Giroux got into his third career fight. It was a pleasant mix of passion and frustration, which I’m guessing excited our friend Brandi


We now know why Jaromir Jagr was such a sought after guest on Dry Island: he, like the $51 million goalie, doesn’t drink. Here’s an excerpt from an Q & A with Jags in the Courier Post:

You do keep yourself in good shape for a guy who’s turning 40 next month.
“I never drink. I think that’s helped. I never drink alcohol.”

You never drank at all?
“No. My family never had alcohol in the house. My dad never. My mom never. If you don’t see if in the house … I never drank. I always had fun and never had to drink. I think people drink to have fun. I have fun when I don’t drink.”

You’re turning 40 on Feb. 15. When did you think playing in the NHL at 40 would be possible?
“I told you I never drink. I think when people drink, they lose 10 years. They lose 25 percent. I think that. They lose 25 percent. They’re finished at [age] 30. The thing is when you drink and the body, how it works … you’re naturally cleaning your body. When you drink alcohol, the body cleans the alcohol first, then it doesn’t have time to kind of heal you with other things.

You never tasted beer in your life?
“I tasted beer, but I don’t like that taste. That’s why I don’t drink it. That’s a huge advantage for me.

Did you ever smoke?

Is there a soda that you drink?
“I like Diet Coke. I even drink it during a game. I like Diet Coke. No vitamins, nothing … Diet Coke.”


And there goes my vision of Jags sitting in the back of Z Bar sipping distilled vodka off the neck of a Ukrainian hooker.

Speaking of Eastern Europe and Russia, reader Matt sent this video of John Boruk seemingly making a crack about the KHL plane crash during Pregame Live:

Eh. He’s actually right– travel is safer here. I’m not so sure he wasn’t just caught off-guard by Bill Clement, who – I think – was talking about the fact that there is less travel in the NHL, not the safety thing. Signals crossed and, boom: uncomfortable comment. A few folks on Twitter were unhappy with it, but I don’t think Boruk meant it as a joke, it just came across that way.

Finally, since the highlights consist mostly of Brayden Schenn turning the puck over at the blue line, after the jump is a picture of the Phantoms without their shirts on and video of Giroux’s fight. Both are geared toward our female readers.

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Claude Giroux is F$&@ing Hilarious

Kyle Scott - January 6, 2012

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Jagr’s Calf Strain, “Lower Body Injury” is Actually a Mild Left Groin Strain

Kyle Scott - January 3, 2012

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Good times.

The Flyers Didn’t Appreciate Mike Rupp’s Salute

Kyle Scott - January 2, 2012

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Yeah, so remember that post from last week in which we celebrated Jaromir Jagr saluting fat and crying Penguins fans? Well, what’s that saying? What goes around… comes around to bite Jagr in the ass in front of 46,000 fans? 

Or something like that.

Mike Rupp performed his own version of Jagr’s salute – which had him trending worldwide on Twitter – after he scored his first of two goals. Braydon Coburn wasn’t a fan. Former Flyers beat writer Chuck Gormley provides the quotes from Coburn:

"He's probably got the same amount of goals as Jags, right?" Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn said after seeing Rupp score his second and third goals of the season in New York's 3-2 win.

"So he can do a salute? I don't care. It is what it is. He got the last laugh because he got two goals." 

"I don't know if (the salute) is something that was premeditated on his part or what," Coburn said. "They won the game and he got two goals, so what can you say? We've got a rivalry brewing with these guys. There's some bad blood now."


Oh, it just now got some bad blood? OK, don't tell HBO.

Scott Hartnell also had a problem with Rupp's celebration. More from Gormley’s article on

Flyers winger Scott Hartnell didn't appreciate the gesture and before the start of the third period the two had words at center ice. According to NBC television analyst Darren Pang, Hartnell told Rupp to "show some respect. Jaromir Jagr is a Hall of Famer."


Yeah, but what did Jagr, who left the game in the second period with a calf strain (officially a lower-body injury, according to Paul Holmgren), think?

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He said he didn’t care, but then passively dropped this gem: 

“Maybe he’s celebrating like that, I don’t know, he doesn’t score many goals, so…” 



After the game, Rupp wrote on his blog on

People were asking me about the salute I gave after scoring. You may not believe this, but it was just a moment of excitement. I was really just excited to contribute offensively and hopefully at that time get us back in the game. I'm just glad we were able to get back in the game. 


We don’t really believe it, and thoroughly preferred Brayden Schenn’s boyish jubilance over his first NHL goal… but now our grapes are just sour. 

Why do I get the feeling these two teams will play in the Eastern Conference Finals?

Video of Jagr post-game is after the jump.

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And Now, A Pictorial Aftermath of Jaromir Jagr Putting One in The Eyes of Penguins Fans

Kyle Scott - December 29, 2011

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Penguins fan finger? Check.

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Go fuck yourself salute? Check.

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Humongous big Yinzer tongue? Check.

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Marc-Andre Fleury fan crying upon realizing he's from Pittsburgh while Flyers fans look on in an approving manner? You're fuckin' right.

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Washington Capitals Fans Really Don’t Like Jaromir Jagr

Kyle Scott - December 13, 2011


Jaromir Jagr did not enjoy his time in Washington, and reiterated that sentiment yesterday: [Philly Sports Daily]

“I don’t like that arena much,” said Jagr. “I’ve not really had luck there. It’s a tough place to play, even if I was in Pittsburgh and New York. It was always tough. But hopefully we can stay on winning.” 


Tonight, he’s probably not going to like the Verizon Center much better. This Captials blog, RussianMachineDon’, has created these two signs for fans to bring to the game:

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Their reasoning: 

Jagr had been poison to D.C. through the 1990s, but the organization (including GM George McPhee) considered him the missing puzzle piece. This consideration somehow overlooked the declining speed of a once-gifted skater; his dependence on the 90′s biggest playmaker, Mario Dagnabbit Lemieux; and his diminishing constitution and increasing weight.

The Caps never won the Southeast Division with Jagr. They saw only one playoff series, winning only two games in it. Jagr played hurt. Also: poorly.


Face-off: 7 PM

Bonus video after the jump: nine-year-olds fighting in hockey brawl!

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Reader Emails: “G-Line” Sucks

Kyle Scott - November 3, 2011

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There are certain trivial matters that, as hockey fans, we must constantly address.

For instance, cap space– we love cap space… or lack thereof. Not even hardcore NFL fans — a sport where the cap plays an even bigger role — spend as much time talking about the salary ceiling as hockey fans.

We love the power play, too. How does the power play look? Are they struggling on the power play? Jagr really impacts the power play. Power play. Power. Play. 



We love it. Or hate it. It’s always one or the other.

Perhaps most notable of all, however, is our fascination with lines. Other than baseball, a sport with a very specific and defined ordering of the troops, hockey is only sport in which there is a clear, distinct grouping of players. Sure, there are starters in football and basketball, but nonstop substitutions keep those groupings in constant flux. Not hockey, though. While the sport has more on-field(ice) turnover than any other, players are consistently grouped with the same peers: their linemates.

One fortunate (or unfortunate) offshoot of our fascination with lines is the feeling that we need to give the best ones names. For the Flyers, there was the LCB Line, the Crazy Eights, and the Legion of Doom, to name a few. Last year, there was the short-lived Costa Rica Line, which can perhaps now be called the not gon… not gon… not gonna work here anymore line. It was named for the All-Star break trip taken by Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Ville Leino. Ironically, every member of the line that got its name from a three-day boozefest has been either traded or let go because – allegedly – they partied too much.

So now we have a void to fill. Ladies and gentlemen, ESPN’s John Buccigross:

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