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Ryan Howard Refuses to Deny That He Listens to Nickelback

Jim Adair - June 18, 2014

Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe he and Giroux could talk about it: Last night at Turner Field during the Phils v. Braves game, according to Hardball Talk, a fan held up a sign that said “Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback.” That’s rough stuff. Ryan, you gotta stand your ground on this one and come out saying “Hey, I had ‘Stanky Leg‘ (and DJ Khaled and Drake and Tyga) as my walkout song once, don’t come at me with that Nickelback shit.” But instead, Howard told Todd Zolecki this:

“Is it bad to listen to Nickelback? I mean, I’m not afraid to say that I diversify my musical portfolio. I didn’t know they could see or hear what … how do they know I listen to Nickelback? I listen to everything. I don’t know if there’s a specific song by Nickelback.”

While we appreciate Howard standing up for everyone’s right to listen to whatever the hell they want, Howard definitely protests too much when it comes to “I don’t know if there’s a specific song by Nickelback.” You know Ryan, you know.

Only Claude Giroux Could Make Holding A Nickelback Gun Sexy (Now With Video!)

Kyle Scott - April 24, 2012

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Pic via (@KellyDaBunny)

Last night, Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Max Talbot and Matt Carle attended the Nickelback concert. There's no less offensive way to word that.

But there might actually be a method to this unfortunate madness.

The NHL and Nickelback recently announced a partnership (why? I don’t know) that will see the Canadian band play two nights at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas in June. Additionally… well, we’ll just let the press release tell the story:

Nickelback's performance is part of a strategic promotional alliance between the League and the band. The partnership also calls for the integration of Nickelback's music into highlight reels during the upcoming Stanley Cup Conference Finals and promotion of the NHL on Nickelback's digital and social media platforms.


Right. In case you haven't noticed, that change has already been implemented.

All of this means that the Flyers’ presence at the concert may have been, um, encouraged. 

Flyers publicist: Hey guys… the league is asking that… well, Nickelback is in town tonight.

Giroux: Fuck off.

Talbot: No way, I’d rather get speared in my fucking penis.

Carle: Whatever Hartnell decides is fine with me.

Flyers publicist: Girls there.

Hartnell: We’re in. 

And perhaps that’s why the Flyers were at Nickelback last night.

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Video after the jump. Warning: it features Chad Kroeger doing the most Chad Kroeger thing ever: attempting to be a badass and using the phrase “we’re going to jam some metal." Plus lots of F-bombs.

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