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Restaurant owner to Flyers: No more lucky ribs for you

Apr 4, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

Peter Laviolette AP

When asked about the Philadelphia Flyers’ success in the Consol Energy Center (the Pittsburgh Penguins’ new home), Peter Laviolette jokingly credited a rib joint in Weirton, Virgina. Apparently DeeJay’s ribs won’t be to the Flyers as Qdoba burritos once were to Dan Bylsma, as Puck Daddy’s Harrison Mooney passes along an amusing story of rejection.

Here’s what wonderfully-named store owner (and self-professed Penguins fan) Dewey Guida told the Steubenville Herald-Star about rejecting the Flyers’ future rib advances:

“So many Penguins are my friends, I’ve had so many Stanley cups at my place,” Guida said. “So for sure, let everyone know – I am a Penguin fan, not a Flyer fan.”

“No more ribs for them. And I pray, I hope, that the Penguins beat their skates off.”

The story behind the rib-spurning is actually quite amusing and charming, as you can read in that Herald-Star story. Here’s a nice little synopsis of how the rib merchant and Penguins fan got caught up with those pesky Philly Flyers.

“It started out so innocent,” Guida said with a laugh. “Peter Laviolette and I have been friends for years. It goes back to when he was actually coaching the Nailers in Wheeling. We became friends, and we’ve kept the relationship up over the years, as I have with other coaches, like Scotty Bowman and Eddie Johnston.”

If you’re like me, it’s a great story and all … but now I just want ribs. (Hides all known Flyers memorabilia.)

  1. killerpgh - Apr 4, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    I can tell you from experience. Best ribs I have ever had were from deejay’s. Well worth the drive if you’re anywhere near there.

  2. crosberries - Apr 4, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Just for this I’m going to make sure I eat there sometime. Can’t wait to see how this turns out. This guy is awesome

  3. larrybrown43 - Apr 4, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Adam’s Ribs in Chicago were the best I’ve eaten.

  4. akrizzy25 - Apr 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    It’s in Weirton, West Virginia. Go Pens.

  5. iluvwikileaks - Apr 5, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    The last time the Flyers won the Cup, John Denver, The Captain & Tenille, The Carpenters, and Tony Orlando & Dawn were still making hit records.

    • sweezz - Apr 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      speaking of records, you sound like a broken one by repeating this useless information

      • iluvwikileaks - Apr 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM

        The last time the Flyers won the Cup, Gerald Ford was stumbling down the airplane stairs:)

      • sweezz - Apr 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM

        now thats funny

  6. reachers87 - Apr 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Fantastic ribs. Best I’ve ever had. Go Pens!!!

  7. phillyphan83 - Apr 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    This was amusing. It gave me quite a chuckle. Cling to whatever you can Penguin fans, we own you this year(4-1) and were not losing in your building(5-0)! The tide has turned!! One and done for you in 2012!

    Commence the usual “whens the last time you won a cup” garbage…

    • jpelle82 - Apr 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

      way to jinx your team dumbass

    • iluvwikileaks - Apr 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      The last time the Flyers won the Cup, Happy Days was still using a laugh track. Laverne & Shirley hadn’t even aired yet.

    • 3pensteelers6 - Apr 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Wouldn’t be the first time we’ve sucked against you in the regular season, and won the series in the playoffs. So time will tell there Bucco

  8. jpelle82 - Apr 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    nice likeness to a monkey in the picture there. goes well with the stick breaking, boards climbing, chest thumping neanderthal behavior from laviolette last sundays game.

  9. melonheadsdaddy - Apr 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Oh man I wish you penguins fans could have seen a few weeks into the future!! Considering I have not seen one of you post since losing that first game…”bucco”. HAHA

    • melonheadsdaddy - Apr 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      And apparently it’s not the ribs…flyers are simply better

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