Found April 04, 2012 on Bleed Black & Gold:

The aftermath of the fight between the Flyers and the Penguins is almost worse than the actual fight.  There has been constant talk from both sides since Sunday, and even some people not involved with the organizations.  Let’s review and then we’ll get to the new stuff from today.

“I’m sure [Laviolette] doesn’t like to see one of their top players getting hit,” he said. “Maybe he shouldn’t have put him out there.”

” I saw a white jersey coming up the ice. I took the body on him. I didn’t know if it was Briere or whoever.”

“But obviously, you knew what he was doing. He was obviously trying to hurt me. We all know that.”

 “So you know, Crosby gets cross-checked, big whoop. He said after he came back from his 35th concussion, ‘I’m not going to do this anymore, I’m not going to get into this scrums, I’m going to stay away from that stuff.’ He couldn’t help himself because there’s a little punk in Crosby. He’s not the perfect gentleman. He’s not the sweet kid you see in interviews with his hat pulled down over his eyes. I’d say screw him, hit him,”

  • Yesterday Crosby and GM Ray Shero both addressed the matter (for more comments and the full story click here):

“If it was an attempt at comedy, it falls real short,” Shero told “It’s fine to have an opinion on players but when you’re making light of concussions, that’s not right. I’ve gone through this with my own kid [who had a concussion], obviously we’ve gone through it as a team with Sidney Crosby and saw what it took for him to battle back from it over the past year; there’s nothing funny about post-concussion syndrome.

“I don’t think it would have been very funny had he made fun of [concussed Flyers captain]Chris Pronger in that light. There’s nothing funny about [former Flyers captain] Keith Primeau having to retire from it.”

“I reached out to David Morehouse and the Penguins about the comments I made (Tuesday) on Philadelphia radio. In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize the Penguins organization and their fans.”

Ok and that brings us to the comments made by the Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube.  You can see the full interview here.

“Crosby and Malkin are the two dirtiest players on their hockey team.  They slash, they punch guys in the face, they do all these little things, I got no problem with what Schenn does.  And if someone runs them over, that’s great, they should run them over.”

There is always going to be a spotlight on the best players and they are going to be way over analyzed.  But I feel like this whole thing is spinning out of control.  It could be a long series if we see the Flyers in the first round.


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