Philadelphia Flyers Fans Just Don’t Understand Daniel Carcillo

October 2nd, 2010 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
Get out your torches and pitch forks Flyers fans! The 2010-11 NHL season is approaching fast, and Dan Carcrillo is still a member of your Philadelphia Flyers.

(collective groan from the cheap seats)

Since vituperative fan criticism of Carcillo has practically become sport amongst a significant segment of the Flyers fan base, I thought it would be fun write a piece illustrating why many Flyers fans just don't understand the role of an effective NHL agitator; at least not when it comes to the player we've come to know as "Car Bomb."

Pop Quiz: in 2009-10, where did the Philadelphia Flyers rank in the NHL with regard to total power play opportunities?

Answer: the Flyers ranked sixth in the NHL for power play opportunities, resulting in 317 situations with the Flyers on the man-advantage.

The Flyers scored 68 goals on the power play in 2009-10, second only to the Washington Capitals, who notched 79 tallies on the man-advantage.

What does that have to do with Daniel Carcillo you might ask yourself?

Quite a bit actually when you consider that in 2009-10, Carcillo was second in the NHL in drawn penalties with 42, translating into roughly 13 ...

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