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Photo: @DaveSem

WARNING: This post may upset readers who get emotional about human fingers. Not all of the fingers. Just the one in the middle.

Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers hosted a home playoff game for the first time since 2012, when they lost to the eventual Eastern Conference champions, the New Jersey Devils, in five games. The Flyers lost again on Tuesday, this time getting smacked 4-1 by the New York Rangers. They are down 2-1 in the series.

This first round match-up isn’t over yet, but some Flyers fans are already melting down. After a goal by Martin St. Louis put the Rangers up 2-0, a Flyers fan flipped him off. It made for good TV.

GIF by official-nhl

Take note, hockey fans: this is the proper way to salute a three-time winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, for most gentlemanly player in the league. (Though I have no idea why he was nominated this year.)

Okay, so one rando gives a guy the finger. No big. We’ve seen this a million times on TV. Whatever. Marginally gif-worthy.

…And then it happened again. And the next dude escalated things.

As Daniel Carcillo celebrated his goal in that same corner, a guy in a Claude Giroux jersey hulked out. One bird could not express his rage. This situation required two birds. Birds akimbo. Right in the glass, right in the face of Carcillo.

GIF by me.

That’ll show him. Weird thing: Carcillo played two and a half seasons for Philly. He was a fan favorite. I mean: would you do this to Mathieu Perreault?

After the game, Carcillo was asked about the twin birdage.

Yeah.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

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  • CM

    Carcillo had also just finished serving a truly ATROCIOUS penalty. I wasn’t surprised at how pumped he was after that goal.

  • Owen Johnson
  • Owen Johnson

    The Hershey Bears are okay though.

  • Graham Dumas

    Scope the fine print on the shirt…

  • Owen Johnson

    Oh…

  • Sarah

    My boys were horrified.

  • Graham Dumas

    LAWYERED! :)

  • hess

    @peter
    ?

    I banned a dude for posting Game of Thrones spoilers. That’s it.

    Also, you may be confused about what freedom of speech means.
    ______________
    not at all, as all blogs have the right to bar anyone from their website. freedom of speech covers a wide range of topics, including disagreeing with folks in a reasonable manner. a few CSN posters have mentioned that you have banned them from commenting here. they stated that the only reason was that an argument ensued and it was done in good taste. bam, they now cannot post on your site.
    so what gives?

  • hess

    Capt_Kirk_in_AZ hess•4 minutes ago

    you still have the lawn chair and wheelbarrow on standby – right?
    __________________
    yep, i have them in storage for another 5 year plan.

  • SO_CAL_Brat

    To be fair I’ve been caught making the same gesture at my tv during games. Carcillo’s after game reaction was pretty awesome though. #StayClassy Philly.

  • Capt_Kirk_in_AZ

    if hillen hadn’t broken his leg – we could be using them this june!!!

  • Aaron Thomas Fredricks

    I remember seeing caps fans doing this last playoffs. Keep fighting the good fight flyers fans

  • tpr04

    Is this the land of Hess?

  • hess

    tpr04, how’s it going my friend.

    will this thing ever get ironed out? waiting for pocket$ to make a desision is like waiting for a hemorrhoid flare-up to go away.

  • Pete

    I think it’s funny that you and your little crew rarely ever come to
    this board, unless it to stir shit up. Yet you still feel like you can
    come on here demanding answers from the people who run the site, as if
    you’re some longtime member with a history of providing anything of
    value to this board.

  • Eddie

    From the comic xkcd, and please don’t take the “you” personally, as this is just quoted directly from the comic:

    “The RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH guarantees the government can’t arrest you for what you say. It doesn’t mean that anyone ELSE has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you say it. The 1st Amendment doesn’t shield you from criticism or consequences. If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show cancelled, or get banned from an internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated. It’s just that the people listening think you’re an asshole… and they’re showing you the door.”

    Find it here: http://xkcd.com/1357/

  • Sarah

    Too much information

  • hess

    not at all pete. it is a question directed at peter and not you, so why are you up in arms?

    i like that “you people” statement. it says a lot about you and your ability to be reasonable with fellow fans.

  • tpr04

    Hess, I think the end is coming for McPhee and Oates, but it’s agony waiting for it to happen.

  • hess

    let’s see, “you people” humor doesn’t flatter you.

  • Sarah

    Eh, don’t be so… butt hurt.
    (puts on sunglasses)

  • Pete

    That’s funny, I can’t find the quote you used anywhere in my post. Also, I’m not up in arms. It’s annoying to sift through all of the catty posts that come from you and all of the other posters from the other site. The snide remarks and jabs take turn a hockey forum discussion into an off-topic argument. As a regular reader, I’d rather not have that toxic BS on this blog.

  • hess

    statement pete, and not quote. have a great day.

  • hess

    pete says, POST MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY!!!

  • Pete

    Great hockey analysis. Thanks for your input! Your check is in the mail.

  • VeggieTart

    Glad to know my cat is not the only one who jumps on the TV stand while I’m trying to watch hockey.

  • Doublenickelporn

    Dmitry Chesnokov @dchesnokov 1m
    It sounds like changes may be coming today for the ‪#‎Caps‬

  • hess

    the sooner the better

  • hess

    thank you

  • VeggieTart

    I think Carcillo was taunting the Philly fans, so the birdage might have been justified. It can’t be a coincidence that he went to the same corner where his teammate went to after socring.

  • tpr04

    New to this site, but what’s the sense on who Oates’ replacement is going to be? Personally, I’m hoping for Laviolette, but anything is better than what we’ve got.

  • Doublenickelporn

    Well if the rumblings of Paul Fenton are true, wouldn’t that lead you to believe Trotz could be the guy??

  • tpr04

    I asked that on the other site, but ThePat didn’t think so. He’s usually got solid info, so think it might be open.

  • hess

    i’d start with gmgm out and pocket$ luring hextall away from the flyers. i don’t know if hextall likes laviolette, but they do have ties.

  • Shawn The Evergreen

    You used quotation marks. Quote. Not statement. Have an educated day.

  • Doublenickelporn

    I think if the Gretsky move as President of Hockey ops were to take place that the Hextall move could be a reality.

  • http://batman-news.com tominsocal1

    Maybe because Chesnokov is 9 hours ahead he is getting the breaking news before we do?

  • http://batman-news.com tominsocal1

    If Ted follows the paths that other teams have been taking of late, he would hire a president (one who would be actively involved) and then allow that person to do the dirty work with regards to McPhee and Oates. Dale Hunter I think would be a good choice but doubt that has any chance at all of happening.
    Would be great if Huntsy became Prez and he hired Hextall as GM.

  • hess

    fixed it just for you. you can relax your sphincter now.

  • hess

    good god, i hope gretzky’s visit doesn’t equate to him being hired as president of hockey operations.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    “they stated that the only reason they were was that an argument ensued and it was done in good taste”

    That’s not correct. People have been banned for not following our community guidelines (linked above), which are in place to ensure the place is coherent and welcoming to new readers.

  • http://batman-news.com tominsocal1

    If not for Laich’s groin, we would have hoisted!

  • bskillet

    Ha classless but I really doubt Carcillo cared much, I would bet he would have loved to be able to have given one back.

  • bskillet

    Why what’s the news? I’ve been waiting for over a week now.

  • JenK

    Mine too!

  • hess

    small things for little minds. i’ll pass, thanks.

  • Sarah

    hess tpr04 • 2 hours ago
    tpr04, how’s it going my friend.

    will this thing ever get ironed out? waiting for pocket$ to make a desision is like waiting for a hemorrhoid flare-up to go away.
    • Reply•Share ›
    The problem with changing your posts to make others look like *they’re* the anally fixated jerks is this: it only works if they don’t have cut and paste.
    Hess, to quote Barbara Walters, to succeed in this world you either have to be very nice or very smart. If one third grade level pun blows you out of the water, you should probably try being nice.

  • hess

    peter, thanks for the response. i agree with you in regards to site rules. it is hard for me to believe the two posters at CSN would be banned, but i didn’t read the comments and i’m just going by posting with them for years. thanks again.

  • Capper63

    Is that meant to be ironic, considering your profile picture?

  • Capper63

    Amazing how tough and brave one can be while being protected by plexiglass.

  • Shea Angus

    We are guilty too… Lol

  • Owen Johnson

    Oh yeah. lol. I forgot about that.

  • Owen Johnson

    The one on the right looks like my cat.

  • Sarah

    Cute! Does he watch hockey too?

  • Sarah

    Yours was the little orange munchkin who was puck watching a while back, no?

  • VeggieTart

    Nope, I have a brown and grey tabby.

  • Sarah

    He’s adorable! He looks like he’d disapprove of the Flyers fans’ behavior too.

  • hess

    sarah in attack mode using a keyboard? aaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaha

  • hess

    barbara walters? like i’m going to take her advise?

  • Eric Schulz

    Not surprisingly, there are 3 teams I HATE: the Flyers (dirty, worst fans in sports; I’ve NEVER met a Pennsylvania fan who wasn’t a douchebag and a moron), the Penguins (whiny, dirty in an even more underhanded way), and the Rangers (mostly because the refs love them and hate us, but Tortorella was a douchebag, a horrible person, and a bad coach)… entering the series, I wanted both teams to lose. Now, after watching about 10 mins of it (here and there), I’m actually CHEERING for the Rangers, that’s how dirty the Flyers are. To top it off, they keep getting away with it, because of course they do. Carcillo is a mediocre player, but that defensive play he made was insane, and the refs stupidly gave him a penalty (after he got elbowed on a drive-by from Read about 2 mins prior, to boot); that goal was awesome.

  • Sarah

    Evidently not

  • Sarah

    Actually defense mode, because you’ve been the instigator, with me and everyone else. It’s not my fault you’ve done such a crummy job of it.

  • hess

    ^victim^

  • Sarah

    Victim, or in attack mode, dude? You gotta pick one.

  • hess

    above you stated “actually defense mode” which places you as the victim. over and out

  • Sarah

    Yeah, it’s tough to hold your own in a battle of wits when you can’t just change everything you wrote. Peace out, bro.

  • Sarah

    Aaaand maybe now that our friend is gone, we can talk about hockey and not our less mentionable body parts. Stars and #Lumbus won! Woot!

  • VeggieTart

    She.

  • http://batman-news.com tominsocal1

    I moved from Baltimore to Orlando in the 90s. I met some people from Toronto once at a party there and we were talking hockey. Subject got onto fans from different cities. Boston fans still in the 90s (Pats, Bruins and Red Sox hadn’t yet won anything) were still decent enough and I was explaining how the worst fans, worse than NY and much worse than Pitt, were from Philadelphia. We were laughing about it and some guy comes over, “Hey I hear you’re talkin trash about Philly. I’m from Philly. You got a problem?” Really, he just made my point so perfectly.

  • Eric Schulz

    A lot of my friends are Boston fans; I get that, at least to some degree, there’s a bit of a stigma to them now as a collective (there can be an annoying amount of both entitlement and whining), but as far as individual fans, I haven’t met any Boston fans I didn’t really like.
    Obviously, there’s a bit of a difference between meeting lots of individuals who are fans of some team, and then the prevailing behavior from the fan base. The latter is much more prone to being influenced by a vocal minority, so I *try* not to hold that against people – hard with the Seattle Seahawk fans, but mostly I do alright – whereas with the former, I feel it’s much more reasonable to do so.

  • Jonah

    #lawyered

  • Jonah

    one thing i know as a player is that through the glass at some rinks you can barely see things on the other side. sometimes the lighting or reflections make images fuzzy. i doubt he actually saw what they were doing, and if he did, scoring a goal in the playoffs is enough of a burn you don’t need to rub it in!