Fear the ‘Stache: Dan Carcillo to Fly Again in Game Two

May 31st, 2010 by Bob Cunningham Leave a reply »

According to several Flyers beat writers, forward Danny Carcillo will be inserted back into the lineup for Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night at the United Center.

Carcillo has been a healthy scratch since Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals when Peter Laviolette took him out of the lineup for the return of Jeff Carter.

The decision to remove Carcillo from the lineup was one that I never understood because he’s an important piece to the puzzle with the energy he brings each night.

But even forget his physical side; he’s still a damn good hockey player.

When the Flyers traded away fan favorite Scottie Upshall along with a second-round draft pick for Carcillo, it was immediately called a salary dump as Carcillo was another goon leading the NHL in penalty minutes.

Carcillo continued his bad rap by taking stupid penalty after stupid penalty, and running around looking for fights. He was a glorified Riley Cote.

Yet I kept hearing that he had some good hands along with some good hockey skills, but I couldn't believe it because every time I looked for him, he was sitting in t ...

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