The Flyers have gone the way of the Penguins and it came full circle. The Penguins completely melted down against the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs. But in round two, the Flyers resembled the Pens against the Devils.
In game four, Claude Giroux did this:
For this hit (illegal hit, mind you) Giroux served a one game suspension.
Here it is slowed down, where you can see Giroux laying his shoulder into the head of Dainius Zubrus.
Clearly, an illegal hit. And for this fanbase to decry James Neal and Arron Asham needing to be suspended but their player isn’t worthy of suspension for hits to the head is preposterous. (And for the record, MOST Pens fans vehemently SUPPORTED both of those suspensions and some of us felt that they weren’t even enough games!)
I saw someone tweet my favorite argument of all time: “You can’t suspend him! He’s a superstar!”
Wow, I was not aware that superstars were immune to the rules of the game. But, okay.
So, the Flyers shit the bed this week (And for the record, I was cheering for the Flyers to make it to the finals…where I wanted them to lose to the Kings, but I digress). Following the loss, which apparently had nothing to do with the Flyers playing horrible defense or anything play related, fans online exploded.
Take a look…
To say that this is irrational would be the understatement of the century.
Claude Giroux NOT playing is why you lost? Giroux only had 3 points the entire series! He is leading the league still in points for the playoffs only because the Pens melted down. He scored a lot against the Pens, but who didn’t? The only person who didn’t have a goal against the Pens was Peter Laviolette’s mom.
Yes, this playoff season has been awkward.
But Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are sure having a good time!
The Capitals forced a game seven against the Rangers, which will be played on Saturday.
But, as far as I am concerned, I’m all in for the Kings!