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Flyers’ Knuble: Capitals fans ‘kinda just jumping on the bandwagon’

Feb 9, 2013, 1:00 AM EST

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Apparently the Washington Capitals lack in the department of traditional hockey fans, based on the comments of Mike Knuble.

During an interview with Sportsradio 94WIP in Philadelphia, the current Flyers winger said: “Washington you see like everybody’s a new fan, nobody’s from there, really. They’re kinda just jumping on the bandwagon…”

On audio clip of the nearly 12-minute interview can be found on DC Sports Nexus.

Knuble, 40, spent the last three seasons with the Capitals prior to 2012-13. He was also with Philadelphia for the four seasons prior to joining the Capitals.

The Capitals originally struggled in terms of overall attendance following the 2004-05 lockout, averaging around 13,900 fans per game in the two seasons afterward.

But, with the addition of 2004 first-round and first overall pick Alex Ovechkin and a team that captured four straight Southeast Division titles from 2008 to 2011, the Capitals have averaged more than 18,000 fans per game since the 2008-09 season.

  1. jimw81 - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    he forgot to mention Pittsburgh. they didn’t draw squat until they were handed crosby and malkin.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

      Awesome statement jimw81 that is an overhand right to the chin that they will never live down ! They also came out when they had Mario ! Nothing worse than being labeled a front runner fan base !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

        Check out the history attendance Penguins vs Flyers since their inception ! The Penguins history looks like a minor league team compared to the FLYERS ! The FLYERS minor league affiliate Phantoms had better attendance ! jimw81 your post is simple but kryptonite to these MODELL’S unofficial jersey wearing frauds !

      • crosberries - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        At a school in philthy they told the kids to wear their favorite jersey to school. One little boy comes into school with a Crosby jersey on and the teacher asks “why would you wear a penguins jersey your from Philly and your parents are flyers fans too” the boy responded “my mother is a prostitute and my dad is a drug dealer doesn’t mean I want to be one of them when I grow up”

        Eaglesuperbowl was that your kid? I can tell your a wigger so most likely

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        No it was your brother from another father !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        Could you explain in detail what a wigger is that word is not in my vocabulary !

      • crosberries - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

        Haha good one you got me nothing like giving your own comments a thumbs up durrrrrrrrrrrrfr

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        crosberries is that code for you like sids nuts in your mouth ?

      • crosberries - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Is it true your trying to get fubu to start making philthy flyer gear? For us by us you can always wish you white trash

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        crosbys nuts in my mouth you are a racist from western pa and a coward that downs another race from behind a keyboard and you still have not explained what a wigger is, do so please !

      • crosberries - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Pretty sure “wigger” isn’t a race. A wigger is white trash=you that wants to act like they are black. Has nothing to do with being racist but your too stupid to understand that

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        Oh I get it now just like that kid that hails from Pittsburgh mac miller ! And yes sids nuts in my mouth it has everything to do with racism come to north philly and holler from your car that word and see how you will understand its a racist term you coward racist !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:32 PM

        @crosberries, we all know that egglenobrains is not smarter then a 5th grader and very rarely comes close to a rational thought but this time he happens to be correct. That term is insulting to both African American and white people. Please stop using it.

      • steeltuff - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        1975!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        Is that your old lady’s weight ?

    • pdmjr - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      I have been a season ticket holder in Pittsburgh since 1980, the Pens drew well in the 70’s too.

      The ninetys were even better. The team had bad ownership that put the team in bankruptcy.

      The Pens sell out every game with Pittsburghers not transplants from other places. The TV ratings are better than every NHL team. So please don’t say things you cant backup

      • sizzle299 - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:05 AM

        It’s a fact not an opinion. Support what you said with facts. I have no problem with Pittsburgh hockey fans- I know plenty, its everyone else who was never a hockey fan who can’t stop running their mouth about how great their team is when they still have tags on their Crosby jersey.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

        1983-84 avg. attendance 6,800,,, capacity 16,500,,, zero sellouts ! That’s just one year I picked out of many,,, backup enough for ya ! You want to deal in facts jimw81 is stating a fact that the years you’s come out are the years you had a number one overall pick your cycle of front running will come around again and the front runners will go back to watching roseanne reruns and drinking iron city beer to the point of oblivion !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      Another fact they have been in the league 45 years and only just recently in the last four years have they sold out every home date ! DRUNKEN TOOTHLESS CAMO BALLCAP WEARIN FRAUDS !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM

        I will give you the Pens attendance was awful when they thought the team was going to be sold and move but why attack the beer🍺🍻? It never hurt anybody. In fairness Yuengling is much better!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM

        Yuengling non union beer !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

        So are you saying you have to be in a union to drink beer? I belong to a union and it sucks and I drank beer long befor I was in it. I will drink beer long after I leave it. You know what doesn’t suck? Yuengling! 🍺Oh, and what channel is Roseane on? So I can set my DVR.📺

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:38 PM

        Iam sure your union does suck with spineless members like yourself ! Now go get get drunk on that scab beer you love so much !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        Unions were great when they protected coal miners and factory workers 100 years ago. Now they protect the bad workers, the ones that everybody else had to make up for because they suck. They also forced a lot of companies to outsource jobs or sell out because they can’t afford the salaries. Why do you think Yuengling is the largest owned American Brewery. It’s easy to talk trash behind a keyboard. By the way I do go to the union meetings every month and my problem is that 49% of work force can vote down something but the other 51% can shove it down the others throats if they want something. I have seen just as much corruption and abuse of power w/ the union as I have seen with the company. No matter how much you complain or how many bones are in your “spine” you will lose because other departments have a few more employees. Then when layoffs occur which departments or employees do they fight for more? Keep your union and I will keep my American owned beer.🍺

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        SCAB

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        You know what they say, the 2 laziest employees in the building are the supervisor and the union rep. And it usually holds true.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        SCAB

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:46 PM

        Lazy uneducated people like yourself, who hide behind your union and demand more $ to work less, is a major reason our cars 🚗are made in Mexico, our 📺TVs are made in Japan 🇯🇵, and our kids toys are made in China🇨🇳. Then guys like you cry and complain when your company goes out of business and you end up working at Walmart.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        And its creeps like you that think this is the case ! You got a family or loved ones????? Do they drive????? I hope the next time their sitting at a red light some SCAB owner operator who is hopped up on meth and has not parked the truck for over a month with a suspended license and 3 pending DUI’s does not introduce himself to them via the back seat ! Keep talking bad about unions you fool !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        Now who’s the uneducated fool ?

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        You make no sense. My union or your union, are not police departments. They are not super heroes though you might think they are. They do not stop crime or “crazy meth heads”. Even the FOP which is the only union I donate to freely. I didn’t bring up unions, you did. You are making yourself look stupid and even other Flyer fans are 👍me and👎 you. I think they are overrated and we can agree to disagree. I’m done with you.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        Your done with me because your anti union rant just got blown out of the water how convenient ! Word of advice keep checking that rear view mirror for that non union carrier barreling down on you and your family the driver may not have gotten any sleep in about tow weeks ! Happy motoring !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        Hey everyone lets all say a prayer that egglesnobrain’s super union sends out Batman to save me and all of Gotham City from “crazy crack heads” driving trucks. No thanks. I’ll trust the “real life” crime fighters. The PA State Police🚓🚔. Now I’m done with you.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        They don’t have to be crack heads they might just be out of DOT driving hours and were forced to take another cross country load out of your favorite beer yuengling and there you are poor old unsuspecting ironman sitting at the toll booth on the Pa Turnpike envisioning a cold one with the fam and then,,,,,,,,,,, WAM !!!!!!!!! Happy Motoring !

      • phillyphannn83 - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM

        eiggles…sometimes i agree with you sometimes i dont. sometimes i agree just because youre a fellow Philly fan, however, this is not one of those times. First of all, unions go against everything Philly stands for, blue-collar hard-working gritty folks. Union workers are mostly people looking for the easiest way to get a good paying job with gauranteed raises and untouchable income who cant be easily fired. THEY are the ones who do scab work and milk the clock. Look at all the building disasters in our recent history…all union jobs. Parking garages collapse in AC…Union job. Dozens of crane collapses in NYC…all Union jobs. Innocent people are getting killed because union workers know theyre jobs are protected and they dont make their living based on the quality of their work. Their jobs are always behind schedule and over budget. Unions have not been neccessary in this country in decades and are one of the principal reasons why inflation doesnt match wages. Unions drive up the cost of business which drives up the cost of goods which we cant pay for because our salaries are not going up 4% a year. Unions are a major reason why were in a recession. Truth hurts, we know, but you are absolutely wrong to say that non-union workers are the scabs when the truth is its the other way around.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:20 PM

        Dude you are wrong on so many points I don’t know were to begin ! This is not a labor site so I’ll keep it brief by just addressing one or two of your idiotic statements ! The AC garage collapse was due to a rush procedure of curing concrete due to the pressure from the general contractor to save money ! Which the workers on the site reported as unsafe ! People lost their lives you idiot due to the negligence of the general contractor .Rush Rush Rush with unsafe practices to save money ! Secondly there is no seniority on a union job site which weeds out the bums and insure quality work with all the checks and balances yes accidents still do happen ! If the truth hurts you certainly did not prove union work sites have the unsafest work records going the truth is quite the opposite ! As far as your statement concerning NY when the twin towers came down and bodies needed to be recovered there was no one more capable or willing to do the job than a union worker ! Please don’t ever again refer to me as a fellow Philadelphian because you my friend are not even a fellow American !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:21 PM

        @phillyphan83, I could not agree more. I’m not saying all unions are bad or they have bad people in them. I’m in one because my career choice requires it. My best friend is an electrician and he was called up to help repair disaster damage in New York right after the hurricane leveled most of NY and NJ. When he got to the Pa/NY border his group of “disaster relief electricians” were turned back because 1 or 2 guys in the group were non union. This was with 10s of thousands of people without power or running water. So they went to NJ and provided relief there. Do you really think those families especially the ones with small children give a crap if you are making union rate or not. I know I wouldn’t. I just saw 150 union employees lose there county jobs due to the Governor cutting most funding for youth and elderly. Jobs the union said were “secure”. The union’s response “sorry maybe they will call you back for another position.” Some people had 20 + years of seniority. Job security is a myth unless you work for the IRS or own a funeral home because the only 2 things people have to do is pay taxes and eventully die.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

        Another idiotic statement,, kids might not give a crap if your making union rate or not but they due care if their dad walks through the door at night and does not end up at that funeral home you mention due to unsafe work conditions !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

        Egglenobrains why do you even speak? Every you post something you just sound even more uneducated. It was a natural disaster. Most of NY and NJ coast was an unsafe working environment. That’s why it’s called disaster relief. Did your parents drop you on your head as a child because nobody can be this stupid.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

        Yeah I was dropped on my head by a non union nurse

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        If you have such a problem with unions why do you watch hockey ! Your hero sid belongs to the NHLPA ! I think his salary has a lot more to do with you rising ticket cost than the man that built the stadium you nit wit !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

        Are you serious. Will someone explain to this guy about the previous lock out, the salary cap, and the salary reductions because of union and crazy $ player demands. Like I said, every time you speak you look even more stupid. Are you breathing in the truck exhaust when you are out with batman and you toll booth defense force union? I think we are all getting dumber just talking to you.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        Hey smuck your yuengling is running low and your making no sense you better get down to that 24hr liquor store before it closes

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

        1st what is a smuck? 2nd Where I’m from in PA you can’t by beer at a liquor store because they are under the LCB. You should know that it’s a union thing. 3rd if it’s open 24 hours (which they are not but for arguments sake) then it never would close so I wouldn’t have to hurry up to get there. Like I said many times. Why do you even open your mouth? You just make yourself look even more stupid.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM

        I need say no more your response is priceless smuck !

      • ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        I don’t know anything about Jewish penises but apparently you are an expert.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      I can’t believe yins jags found a way to make even this about the Pens…if you want, we can get you some tickets so you can feel the magic for yourself?

      There are a number of good articles discussing attendance, etc., in the Pittsburgh market. What it really boils down to is that the Pittsburgh market is fine…healthy (sold out for a good, long time), profitable, winning cups, and the fans don’t just support the team, we also support the players, individually and collectively…Flyers fans, can you say that?

      Um, no. You can’t. :)

      • parkway4 - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        Sure because Jagr loves you guys. Once a flyer always a flyer. These guys tend to stick around here for a reason. Ask tocchet.

  2. Stiller43 - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Before ovi, the house was half empty every night. And when a team like the pens came to town, it would be 2/3’s pens fans.

    I dislike ovi, but im actually glad he went to the caps and made them relevant. I live in northern VA, and hockey has grown immensely since the caps popularity has grown…and thats thanks to ovi. Anything that helps grow the game i play and love, im in favor of.

    • dcfan4life - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:23 AM

      When the Capitals made the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998, they didnt sell out a game until the Eastern Conference Championship. Got to credit Leonsis here. He had the team rebuilt with star players, changed the uniforms, opened up clubs for men and woman alike (Club Scarlett is huge for female Cap fans), and has promotions every home game. A lot changed that made being a Caps fan a lot of fun and wildly entertaining to watch and i think that is y the attendance rose so much. Bandwagon people are ones who only root for teams that are good. Well, the Capitals are the worst hockey team in the NHL right now, still selling out every game. I dont doubt they will end that streak this season, but i am willing to bet, even if they are dead last in the NHL at the end of the year, that they will still be solid in attendance.

      • gocaps8 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        I wouldn’t give Leonsis too much credit for a “turnaround” with fan interest. The Caps routinely sold out the Capital Centre/US Air Arena before moving downtown. The team lost a lot of ticket sales when the moved in ’97 because fans who drove to games on the beltway didn’t want to mess with getting downtown.

        As for Knuble’s comments, the Caps have had a strong fan base as long as I’ve been a fan (mid 80s). He’s right that D.C. sports in general suffer from having a transient population. He’s wrong to suggest that that D.C. fans are bandwagon people. We have put up with a tradition of postseason failure (Caps) and 20 years of irrelevance (Redskins). The fact that Leonsis can get 10 people to buy Wizards season tickets amazes me. Not a fan myself, but those folks deserve a medal.

  3. Stiller43 - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Jimw,

    I’ll give you the fact the pens had attendence problems, but i will dispute what you said as it relates to knubles comments.

    Pittsburgh had the fan base there, but they didnt go to games for a while because the team stunk. When they got better, they returned to spend their money.

    Caps fans were essentially non-existent altogether before they got ovi. None at the games, none not at the games. The vast majority of caps fans i know didnt care about the caps, or hockey at all until ovi.

    And attendence wise, the washington metro area is WAY more populated than western pa. So comparing the two would be apples and oranges.

  4. operwapitsai - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    oooooh yes. im a big caps fan always have been. I remember years back when you could get season tickets anytime of the year, whatever seat you wanted pretty much! Now theyre impossible to get

  5. dannythebisforbeast - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Is that a joke. A fan base means u show up when your team sucks and when your team is good. You don’t have to sell out every night but you also don’t let your team teeter on the edge of collapsing and let it go bankrupt. If im not mistaken this also happened when mario was still playing – you know the guy who os top 10 player of all time That’s not a fan base.

    • friedberg7 - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Here we go again. 5 years where the Pens were horrible and people didn’t want to watch games and the fan base is considered a joke. How many years ago was that again? I have a feeling people will still complain about the Pens fan base 20 years from now. How about giving a lot of credit to David Morehouse and promoting the Pens to a young crowd. What the 70s were for the Steelers for our now older generation is what is going on with the Pens for young kids. Yeah we know Pens stunk and could hardly sell seats but moving to K.C. wasn’t going to happen. Lemieux was doing all he could so Gov Rendell would pay attention to more than Philly. So in 20 years please remind Pens again on how horrible they were from 2001-2005 as a fan base. After all, all sports teams are always perfect.

      • nach0mancandysandwich - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        Ya we will complain about Pens fan 20 years from now because they will be in the same boat as pre Crosby and Malkin. How can a fan base pat themselves on the back while in the same breath admitting that they didn’t go to games because “their team stunk”? Do you see how hypocritical that is?

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      Patriots fans are the cousin of Penquins fans ! You could not find one of them until the last 15 years !
      FRUGASY !

  6. Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Knuble should have retired 5 years ago, Philly got desperate and picked him up from the bottom of the scrap pile.

    • wicky888 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      Did Tony Almeda from CTU tell you that?

      • Jack Bauer 24 - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        No it wasnt Tony! it was Nina Myers!

  7. hockeyfan28 - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Well the guy played for the red wings, rangers,flyers, bruins, and capitals…..four of those teams have some of the most die hard fans in any sport while one does not….it doesn’t take Sesame Street to figure out one of these things is not like the others.

  8. rushledger - Feb 9, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    Maybe besides the Blues and the Kings to a degree how many teams have a strong fanbase with no cups? You need results at some point or its likely gonna feel like its not going anywhere.

  9. ironman721 - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Who cares what Mike Knuble says. He’s just mad that nobody will remember him or visit him in the nursing home next year. 👴

  10. flyeredup - Feb 9, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    The Crapitals have never been relevant. Joke team, joke organization. Winners of zero.

  11. phillyphanatic77 - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    This quote is taken out of context. I listened to the interview yesterday and it was the hosts who first mentioned the Capitals lack of a consistent fanbase. Knuble agreed and said it was partially due to so many transplants living in DC. He wasn’t going out of his way to insult Caps fans. He was praising the loyalty of fans in Detroit, Boston, New York, and Philly and it was the hosts who first mentioned Caps fans. And it was based on the fact that he played in all those cities so I think he would know.

  12. rsl22 - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    For all the Pens talk above, the Pens draw 95.6% capacity while on the road, whereas Caps games are drawing 100.4% capacity on the road.

    If you look at the teams that draw poorly on the road, they are teams with no relevance outside of their city.

    It’s fine to say that Caps fans are bandwagon fans, but every city is. If you put a $hit product on the ice, no one is going to spend the dough to go see them. But the fact that the Caps draw so well on the road gives pretty solid evidence that there are plenty of Caps fans all over the country.

  13. broadstbully33 - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    There is no comparison to Philly and Pitt. Philly fans are far superior in every way when it comes to hockey. The only fan bases in the US that matches Philly is NYR Boston Detroit

  14. broadstbully33 - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    U said it best when you said Pitt fans still have their tags on there Crosby jersey.

  15. broadstbully33 - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    2006 Philly had the worst team in the league and still had one of the highest attendance rates. You support a team wether they suck or not that is the where the term fair weather comes from pit fans. Granted its not very often Philly misses playoffs let alone have a losing record like 06

    • bobhpine - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      Broadstreetbully33…always a fresh set of ideas about the Penguins and Sidney Crosby. Keeping busy like always.

  16. stangz11 - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I think this is true of many teams. Hockey just isn’t a super-popular sport in the states, so it takes a winning team to attract fans to the stadium. That’s how you get press, and that’s how people hear about you and start paying attention. If you start losing (especially after a lockout), well…you’re gonna have a bad time.

  17. c0sm0b0z0 - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    nobody seems welcoming to new fans. new or not, capitals fans always seem to go nuts during the games. and for the flyers-pens argument, philly has a population of 1.5 million compared to 300,000 for pittsburgh. but the flyer fans are right, most pens fans are new, though hockey is growing in the city(plenty of new rinks and such).

  18. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Why bring up the pen? This has nothing to do with them, sure their fan base like others who stunk were a joke. Yes Pitt did not have nearly any fans, were the bottom of the barrel in attendance MORE THAN ONCE, but to bring them up is just moronic.

    This is an article about the caps. We know and they know the fan base is based solely on people who just want to have a night out. Heck rock the red was just a slogan that was just to get more people to buy tickets to join the bandwagon. They are not a serious fan base but they are there to have fun and that’s what they do.

  19. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    @ Cosmo… Philly isn’t where the flyers fans mainly come from. It’s the suburbs which is where 95% of flyers fans come from. Also the city limits of Philly stretch very very far. Philly is more than twice the size which is why the population is higher, but if Pitts city limits stretched as large as phillies it would be about the same population. There are no excuses for this its just Philly is by far the stronger fan base.

    • bsputnik - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      Philly has twice the population than Pittsburgh even considering suburban population. That is just fact.

      • mclovinhockey - Feb 10, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        philly is more than twice as large, hence the larger population. In order for the population to mean anything it would have to be from the same are amount. If you read what I said then I would not have to repeat myself…

        Take a 60 mile radius from both arena and the population is almost even. So like I said Population does not factor in to this dispute.

  20. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Oh no crosberries is back??? He was banned like 200 times last year. All he did was spam with idiotic comments on every Pitt and Philly post. He also has somewhere near 10-15 accounts. I was suspect that he was back when I noticed one of my comments has about 9 thumbs down in about 8 minutes.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      Yeah can’t you just picture this little crudkake logging in and out under multiple account names just to get thumbs ,,,pathetic !

  21. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Yeah stupid unions with their job security and helping make sure business in the us gives Americans jobs…. This is the most idiotic thing I ever heard. How does knuble’s take on caps fans turn into a debate about union and anti union. Sorry but going to college helps for getting into a union which helps job security which helps make sure I can put food on the damn table. Being against the union is being against food for the working man.

  22. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Berries you are an idiot. You and your multiple accounts have not once posted anything of interest or intelligence.

  23. macjacmccoy - Feb 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    I credit Knuble with the Flyers turnaround . He doesnt have the scoring touch that he use to but he still very strong on the boards and in front of the net and his high hockey instincts are still there. Just as important is the leadership he has brought to the Flyers. Which the Flyers sorely needed seeing how many young players they count on and a first time Captain. If it was up to me I would give him Hartnell’s A for the time being.

  24. stevefromsacto - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    I’ve been a Caps fan for almost forty years. Sat through an 8-67-5 season and many years of not making the playoffs. I helped keep the team from moving in the1980’s. I’m still a fan even from 3,000 miles away. I’ll put my credentials up against any hockey fan, thank you, including those from Philly and Pitt.

    I enjoyed watching Mike play when he was a Cap and was sorry to see him go. Sorry he decided to give the thousands of dedicated Caps fans a cheap shot.

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