Philadelphia Flyers: Dan Carcillo’s Break-Out Year?

July 14th, 2010 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
I suppose I like Phoenix Coyotes right winger Scottie Upshall just fine.

It's his fans I can't stand.

From the moment Dan Carcillo became property of the Philadelphia Flyers, I have not been able to read an online mention about the player they call "Carbomb" without some Upshall fan counter-insurgency taking place in the comments section of the story.

As you've no doubt heard, Carcillo recently signed a one-year $1.075 million contract with the Flyers.

What this signing means for me personally is that I get to enjoy another season of Carcillo's antics in a Flyers sweater at the cost of suffering through another year of misty-eyed remembrances of Scottie Upshall - a former first round draft selection (no. 6 overall in 2002 by Nashville) the Flyers exiled to the desert of Arizona after failing to meet expectations in Philadelphia.

With additional ice time and power play duties in Arizona, Upshall was finally on course for a 20+ goal season in 2009-2010 before a torn ACL limited the guy who cried at the airport to just 18 goals and 14 assists in 49 games.

It's safe to assume that if Upshall had produced anything approaching that s ...

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