Philadelphia Flyers: An Open Appeal To Trade Dan Carcillo

January 20th, 2011 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
For the love of Gordie Howe, just trade Dan Carcillo already!

Since his arrival in Philadelphia, it has been abundantly clear this team and much of its fan base do not have the intestinal fortitude necessary to tolerate a legitimate NHL pest like Dan Carcillo on the Flyers roster.

From the top of the Broad Street's brass to the depths of Flyers fandom, the uniform talking points unceasingly aimed at Carcillo have never wavered from their demands for the player nicknamed "car bomb" to use his head and to avoid stupid penalties.

Pardon my French Canadien, but the whole fooking point of Dan Carcillo is stupid penalties. Or more precisely, for Carcillo to use his head (and his elbows, and his stick, and his guile) to get into the heads of opposing players, thereby goading them into stupid penalties.

Which by the way, Carcillo has been quite spectacular at.

Does one accomplish that objective by patterning his game after Lady Byng Award recipients? Of course not.

To draw penalties wholesale, one needs to live up to their billing as an "agitator" and a "pest."

In other words, you need to be kind of an a-hole to excel at that type of game, ...

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