I know I'm not the first, and I won't be the last to write about last nights Habs vs Flyers game, and Mike Richards' comments so here goes.
The Flyers were on a 9-0-1 streak coming into the Bell Centre last night,probably expecting to steam roll over the little Habs, but that didn't happen. Carey Price shut them out, and as you can guess, and probably saw, things got a little feisty. Flyers down 2-0, Darrol Powe started throwing his weight around and thus resulted in Jeff Halpern leaving the game with a head injury to start the third. Mike Richards went after Andrei Kostitsyn, whom P.K. Subban went to defend simply by standing between both players, but Richards took exception to that and hit P.K. And then the classy move by Laviolette, with less than 2 minutes remaining in the third, he sends Jody Shelley on the ice to "play", ...he then found himself in the sin bin. Imagine if pornstache Carcillo was "playing" last night, I don't even want to think about that, because he is just in a slimy class of his own, even Sean Avery can't make the leap into that category.
The goons came out to play last night for the Flyers, starting with their dirty coach. Remember the 2005-06 Play offs? How can Habs fans and Oilers fans, for that matter, forget that. The Hurricanes were down 2-0 in the series against the Habs, until Justin Williams "accidentally" almost poked Saku Koivu's eye out.We lost Koivu for the remainder of the series and ended up being eliminated. The Hurricanes then went to the finals, where they "accidentally" destroyed Dwayne Roloson's knees and won the Cup. Good job assholes.
Now, Laviolette is back behind the bench of a team that really doesn't need the added goonery (is that a word? Well, I just made it one) I guess he was just the perfect fit for a team and organization of egotistical thugs that go back to the days of Bobby Clark. If you can't beat them by playing hockey, try to decapitate them or break their knees. <-----this is probably written all over their lockerroom.
Now on to Mike Richards's post game comments about P.K. Subban
(credit to Team 990 for the audio)
"You have to earn respect in this league.It takes a lot. You can't just come in here as a rookie and play like that. It's not the way to get respect from other players around the league."
BOO HOO. Need a tissue, you goon? Mike Richards had the guts to say this, on record.This, coming from a guy who made the NHL change the rule book on head shots. This, from the guy who maliciously elbowed David Booth last year in October, leaving him unconscious on the ice, who then had to endure months of suffering and rehab. Booth missed 54 games because of him and HE commands respect?
So according to Richards, PK should have left him alone while he was taking liberties punching Andrei Kostitsyn and not defend one of the top scorers on the Habs. Richards, you might play just for yourself, but the Habs play as a team.
"Hopefully someone on their team addresses it because,uh, I'm not saying I'm going to do it,but something might happen to him if he continues to be that cocky"
Well, I was unaware that a competitive athlete in the NHL had to bend over and kiss Richards's behind. According to him,PK, being a rookie, has no right to trash talk or defend a teammate.
You want your mommy now Mikey?
This guy is unbelievable. I really hope the NHL makes a point of paying special attention to the Habs/Flyers rematch on November 29, 2010, because if I didn't know any better, I'd say that was an out right threat. If the Flyers had the audacity to pull the stunts they did last night in OUR building,imagine what they will do in front of their raunchy fans. You remember the fans from last year? The ones that booed Spacek after he got up from being boarded and blood seeped out of the holes in his helmet. Yeah, those ones.
You got beat Mike Richards, TRY to take it like a man, rather than a whiny goon.THAT'S how you'll get respect, ,however, in your case, I think you've passed beyond that point. I guess it's fair to say that you let a rookie get in your head.
NEED ANOTHER TISSUE?