Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 4/17/12

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 30: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates during the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 30, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sunday's violent Flyers-Penguins Stanley Cup playoff game resulted in a lot of vicious reactions from all across the internet, with Penguins fans throwing racist insults towards Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers, Flyers fans complaining about the Penguins being dirty whiners, and the mainstream media freaking out about every Sidney Crosby stereotype coming true in one series.

Former Flyers player Chris Therien, now one of the team's radio announcers, had some none too pleasant things to say about Crosby. Crossing Broad has both the audio and the transcript.

"You know what, Crosby is the one who started that thing. What is to say someone can't just punch his lights right out? Concussion or no concussion. Punch him in the face as hard as you can. He went after Timonen, so you drop a bomb right at his beak, and you let him know, "I don't care about your head, kid, if you're going to pull this stuff in our house." He's going to whine all night and cry all night for penalties, yet he goes after Kimmo Timonen."

Wow. Therien doesn't pull back on any punches, and goes after Crosby with some absolute venom that really isn't surprising coming from a Philly guy. It's pretty jarring to hear this on a radio broadcast during the play by play of the game, though.

But Therien wasn't done!

“What is Crosby doing with Hartnell?! Crosby is an absolute joke right now.”

“This is Crosby’s fault! It’s a joke! The whole thing is Crosby’s fault.”

“Look at Crosby and Schenn. Come on Sidney, drop the gloves. Don’t hide behind the linesman. Why’s Crosby.... Crosby is giving it to Schenn behind the linesman. Get out in the open and drop your gloves. Go! Go ahead Schenner, take him.”

“He has caused more teammates and opposition to fight because of him today than I’ve ever seen one player in my NHL career, the history I’ve been involved in this league.”

“They should put one of those little nuks in his mouth. What do you call those things there? Those little baby soothers.”

Tim Saunders:

“In my day we called them nipples.”

I have to admit, Therien's comments are hilarious. But all they're going to do is throw some more gasoline onto an already blazing fire. Flyers fans are going to want blood in Wednesday's game with the Penguins, and if Crosby keeps up his antics from Sunday, one of the Flyers players could bring back memories of Eric Lindros with a hit on him.


Like Awful Announcing on Facebook Follow Awful Announcing on Twitter
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • If players and fans agree with Mr.Therrien's comments well the league must be prepared for an escalation of extreme violence which is contrary to the sport of hockey and most important a serious decline in player respect. That said ....hockey is a very physical game and their will always be intense players like the Crosby's, Ovechkin's, Chara's and a few Flyers will remain nameless. The PROBLEM is not the players nor the media nor the Owners.In my humble opinion it's time the League Bosses do their jobs and takes RESPONSABILITY. .
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Country club might be too exclusive for Brady, Gisele

Reports: Jerry DiPoto likely out as Angels GM

Report: Mike Richards incident involved oxycodone

Report: Spurs, Leonard working on max deal

Ex-Cowboy indicted on sexual assault charges

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Kevin Love to meet with Lakers

Carli Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Auburn, Oregon to open 2019 season at AT&T Stadium

Butler can’t sign one-year contract unless it’s with Bulls

DeAndre Jordan wants 4-year deal, bigger offensive role

Kings reportedly looking into viability of firing Karl

Report: Pelicans sign Davis to five-year, $145M extension

Rex Ryan more excited about Taylor than Cassel?

Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, replaced by Chad Mendes

Landon Donovan takes shot at Jurgen Klinsmann

Hope Solo admits to using stalling tactics on penalty kick

Scottie Pippen: ‘I was LeBron James before LeBron James’

Feud between Scioscia and Dipoto makes Angels fascinating case study

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh throws out first pitch at Tigers game

MLB’s All-Star roster will now announced be over two days

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets

Blatter won’t attend World Cup final due to ‘personal reasons’

Sharks have found their starting goalie by acquiring Jones

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend broke up?

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.