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Carcillo unfazed by Philly fans’ response to scoring

Apr 23, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

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If there was one player on the New York Rangers roster Flyers fans could’ve done without seeing score it was Daniel Carcillo.

Yet in Game 4, there he was breaking in on Ray Emery and taking a feed from Brian Boyle to score and all the while stopping to celebrate in the corner to the fans who booed him all night.

Carcillo was booed and given the ole’ double-bird salute by one fan after scoring his first of the playoffs. Was he surprised by the icy response? As Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun shares, not one bit.

“Nothing surprises me about this city or the way people act,” Carcillo said.

Carcillo spent three seasons with the Flyers from 2008-2011. While he donned the orange and black, he was a fan favorite early on because of his physical style of play and wild personality.

As time wore on and the reckless penalties mounted, however, Carcillo’s charm wore off in Philly and he left for Chicago as a free agent. If anyone’s seen how it is on both sides of the fence in Philly, it’s Carcillo and the fans haven’t forgotten him.

  1. hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Carcillo was fazed, however, by the post-game media questions…no offense to the guy, but holy crud there is just not much going on upstairs there.

    • har21441 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      Flyers fans should recognize that:

      1. Carcillo is a Stanley Cup champion
      2. He’s on the team aboy to knock them out of the play offs
      3. Has more goals in this post season than Giroux

      LOL Giroux

      • toiletclown - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM


      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM


      • 950003cups - Apr 23, 2014 at 5:43 PM

        I remember watching Carcillo on the Flyers and Chicago. The guy reminds me of Arron Asham in that come playoff time, those two guys are a scoring threat… somehow

    • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      OK I’m reading these comments…they are a bit harsher than I’d have thought. Is this really that bad? It may be classless (or I may be classless) but I’d have done this in a heartbeat. I’ve always been a fan of the doublebird.

      This wasn’t a haphazard one finger execution or even a drunken “eff-you” shout. This was a well-timed and well-executed double bird.

      Respect it, people. Embrace it. This was a hockey fan. It’s not like they dumped a beer on him and stole his helmet.

      • c9castine - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        i didnt think anything was that bad here…more than any fingers or staring is the fact that this moment was simply meant to be.

        i cant think of a more harmonious connection than an enemy dan carcillo and philly team and fans.

        like the yellow king and his old lady in true detective.

  2. stixzidinia - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Well to be fair, nobody else is surprised with how Philly fans act either. And it wasn’t just the fatso in the Giroux jersey flipping him the bird, it was a bunch of other people too. And that was before he even raised his arms to celebrate. That’s how they do it in Philly. All class.

    • dangle13x - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Oh give me a break with this holier than thou fan nonsense. There are idiots like that in EVERY city. Every single one. There’s always some mouth breathing jagoff like yourself making class comments and it’s really pretty pathetic. Just to be clear, I am not from Philly and have no connection to the Flyers whatsoever, just felt compelled to call you out on your bs.”Stay classy” you embarrassment.

      • har21441 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM

        There are idiots like that in every city. In Philly they are the ones with flyers season tickets.

      • moarjam - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:34 AM

        Oh shut it. Philly fans will be the first to tell you they are classless fans. They wear it like a badge of honor.

        They aren’t classless people outside of sports but on a whole, once the puck drops/kickoff/opening pitch they turn into crazed animals.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:43 AM

        don’t fight it dangle. PHT has turned into a huge Philly hatefest now. you’re just gonna be gang banged until you submit to all the haters that showed up to be hockey fans for the playoffs. every single name I’m seeing here is new to me.

      • maalea - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM

        ibie is right on the mark. There are names posting that I haven’t seen in 11months and they will disappear as their teams get bounced.

      • c9castine - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:29 PM

        sure, philly seems to be unique in its collect trashiness though. they have reached a special level.

        good job.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

        You neglected to mention that we throw Snowballs at Santa Claus and run over little old ladies as they cross the street.

        Boy does it get old.

      • moarjam - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        I don’t know why you flyer guys are getting so up in arms about it.

        I went to college in Philly and pretty much every friend I had was a diehard Philly fan. They are extremely loyal and intense fans…so much so that they would openly applaud an opponent’s decapitation if given the chance.

        Some hate it but I think there’s a certain charm to it.

        I understand not everyone is like that but most fans are. Doesn’t make them bad people in real life (unless of course you are beating up other fans). Just embrace it!

      • stixzidinia - Apr 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

        That’s funny. I’ve watched almost every game of these playoffs and i’ve not seen any other fanbase collectively throw the bird through the glass when the opposing teams scores. Just Philly.

    • billiam55 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      did u see the guy in the black cap when Hagelin was fighting? going all nuts throwing punches like an animal.

      • gregman98 - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:06 PM

        ibieiniid : I for one, have been crapping on the Failers all season long!
        Gotta keep in shape for the playoffs!

        I think you Failer-followers are extra sore because that Carcillo incident stings more than a nest of agitated wasps.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 23, 2014 at 3:18 PM

        I can’t say I’ve ever seen your name before.

  3. philadelphialovescheesteaks - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Cue the Philadelphia hate

    • ibieiniid - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      lol these people act like the flyers fans held down a Ranger and stabbed him repeatedly. as if they’ve never watched a Flyers game before. this is pretty wild actually. where do all these Philly haters live?

      • patthehockeyfan - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

        “where do all these Philly haters live?”

        I’m guessing Pittsburgh?

        “… held down a Ranger and stabbed him repeatedly.”

        Love the hyperbole. There’s a lot of that going on around here lately.

        P.S. I wrote yesterday (in the post about being quiet during a PP) that I attended an LA Kings @ Flyers’ game in late March. The Philly fans and staff at WFC couldn’t have been nicer (and I was wearing a Kings’ baseball hat).

      • toiletclown - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:56 AM

        I remember last year your fans just about did that to a poor Rangers fan at an outside restaurant. Bag of class over there on the East coast.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        indoors, but you get the point.

      • c9castine - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        Haha hey ibie thanks for posting that story….did you read it? what did i tell you about reading? pretty wild…i guess some guys came up from maryland and well…here you read it for yourself 😉

        “Three people were stabbed, including the owner of the bar that was hosting a battle of the bands Saturday night in Harmony Township.
        Police say it was fun and trouble-free during the annual Battle of the Bands event at the Ba’Runi Bar and Grill.
        That was true until two men who had just moved here from Maryland showed up and started drinking. One of them began arguing with a patron about an NBA basketball shirt. Eventually, both men began blasting the Penguins and Steelers.
        “They don’t like the Penguins and there was some comments made about the Penguins,” said Harmony Township Police Chief Jim Essek. “And then ultimately, it ended up about the Steelers and they’re not Steeler fans.”

        Chief Essek says it appears that 35-year-old Michael Landeros and his nephew, 23-year-old Armando Encinas, were looking for trouble.
        They started with two men who were occupying their seats earlier, but later moved. The chief says Landeros approached one of them while Encinas came up from behind with a knife.
        “He was coming after the guy, the guy actually grabbed him and threw him down onto the ground, but it would have been behind the bar,” said Essek.
        Police say Encinas had a T-shaped knife between his fingers with a 4-inch blade sticking out. Police believe owner Alex Barlomas was stabbed when he intervened.
        “Armando stabbed him in the right chest with this knife,” Essek said.
        He says employee Robert Gavulya stepped in and he was stabbed five or six times.
        “Basically because he had he knife coming out like this, basically like he was just punching,” Essek said, “every punch was a stab wound…”


      • patthehockeyfan - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM

        Thanks, ibie.

        Not surprised it was Marylanders who moved to the Pittsburgh area and got into the fight. I’m in Baltimore, and hating the Steelers is a full-time occupation here in Maryland. (I don’t care about football; so, I don’t give a rat’s a$$.)

        Seems as if toiletmouth mixed up his facts (as usual).

        The best thing about the east coast is that toiletface is on the west coast.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM

        I can find more if you’d like. Most cities have these incidents of physical confrontations over sports. they’re trash humans, but they’re everywhere.

  4. hockeyornothing - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Even the Philly fans will tell u how classless they themselves are. They do everything they can to maintain their image. Just ask a bunch of Chicago fans what it was like in ’10!

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      They were advised by cops at the arena not to wear their sweaters or gear into the bathroom.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      We’re NOT all like that.

  5. alicesrightfootesq - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    If he was a real Flyers fan he would have jumped the glass and attempted to fight Carcillo. Flyers’ fans have really softened over the years.

  6. westinpat - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Wasn’t it Game 3 last night not Game 4?

  7. chrisk61 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    it’s a playoff game. the packed house of flyers fans expected a different outcome in first home game after a big gm 2 win. and an ex-flyer, who isn’t known for scoring, scored.

    whaddya expect ? opera clapping and “bravo’s” emanating throughout wfc ?

    jeez…get a grip on reality.

  8. jdny - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    You can love ’em or hate ’em but one thing speaks VOLUMES over everything else about Flyers fans… When Chicago took the cup, the NHL had come up with the contingency plan to relocate the cup handoff to one end of the ice rather than center ice because the league was afraid of what would come (excuse the pun) flying in their direction. They opted for the protection of the netting behind the goal. Keep in mind this would never have been needed in any other city. (Vancouver fans would rather burn down their own city rather than throw things on the ice… no need to relocate the cup handoff there.)

    And I know some Flyers fans and they’re good people. Of course there is vocal majority in that city that give the good people a bad name. In most cities it’s a minority.

    • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      In Pittsburgh it’s Toiletclown.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:09 PM


      • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        hahahahaha thank you.

    • maalea - Apr 23, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      JDNY tell me what exactly was flying toward the ice that night. NOTHING, that’s what.
      All it proves is that the NHL brass are influenced by the media, just like you are.

  9. sjsharks66 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    I enjoy jumping on the Flyers as much as the next guy. This is not a big deal though. Who cares that a fan gave him the bird?

    The real problem is the shoulder to the head of Carcillo that went unnoticed. I guess the league is too busy with Cooke to deal with this.

    • formerworldchamps - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      Yes,that shoulder to the head should be investigated as should the phantom hooking penalty on Carcillo.

      Also,I thought the third man in roughing penalty was pretty lame ,also.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      You bought that laying on the ice out coldl thing ,,,,,,dude I have a bridge for sale

  10. jpat2424 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    City of brotherly love my ass. City of Scumbags

  11. stepanup - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Personally I took a lot more exception to Philly fans cheering the first time he was injured in the game. Then booing when he Carcillo took the shoulder to the head. Says a lot more than two birds can.

  12. djshnooks - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Philly is trash. The city. The team. Everything about that god-forsaken place.

    • toiletclown - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      Preach on brother

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:11 PM

        One FLUSH coming up!!

      • theref55 - Apr 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        Hey ToiletClown – told me yesterday you have more to life than trolling 24/7 on these boards – and told me to get a wife. Wow true to form this Allegheny sludge is true to his form. We enjoy your (-12) IQ in your same canned responses to our city. Question – would you have been busy – AKA HIDING if we won last night – just like after game 2?

        LAXMAN1944 – It takes a group effort to flush sludge!!!!! KEEP ON FLUSHING this clown back to his mom’s basement!

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM

        Toilet called down the thunder…….

  13. djshnooks - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    And no it’s not like that in every city.

    Philly is worse than them all. And it sucks because I actually love the state of Pennsylvania, and I’ve always wanted to visit Philadelphia…but not anymore.

    Maybe it’s just a few bad seeds that give all the rest a bad rep, but it’s doubtful.

    • stepanup - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      Flyers fans, Pittsburgh fans, Joe-Pa supporters…three strikes you’re out. Next time the South wants to secede the North should make them take PA.

    • theref55 - Apr 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      You and Toiletclown should hook up at the local welfare office every week – at the corner of stabme and run in downtown $hittsburgh. But that would be high-society living for you and assclown. Dont know if you could handle it.
      FLYERS in 6 Baby!!

  14. kastout11 - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    He is booed everywhere he goes. I loved him when he was a Flyer, even though his fight with Talbot totally turned that series around against the Pens. He is an easy guy to dislike if he is on the opposing team. Philly fans are no worse than fans in other cities. By the way, Philly gets the reputation from a few bad fans, and the media is always quick to jump on it. Most of their fans are very knowledgeable and maybe a little overly passionate.

  15. philadelphialovescheesteaks - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    These comments are hilarious!

    • toiletclown - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Your city is hilarious

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM

        FLUSHING is hilarious

  16. ntvd7 - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Ladies and gentleman, let Bill Burr do the talking here :)

    • flyerspsu - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      as someone from Philly I still deem this as one of the best improv stand up rants I have ever seen, BIll Burr is the man

  17. flyerspsu - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Carcillo was the perfect Flyer and now hes the perfect villain

    • 7mantel - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      When the NYR’s signed him I said WHY ! But honestly he has played a controlled game ,no where close to being a loose cannon !

  18. phillyphannnn83 - Apr 23, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Completely sucked seeing him score but he was amped up last night. I’m not surprised he put one in one bit. I’m curious why the NHL doesn’t have an automatic ejection rule for touching a ref like the NBA, NFL, and the MLB. The way he acted to the hooking penalty, which admittedly was a bad call, is the reason he wore out his welcome here.

    That being said, he absolutely won. He owned that celebration and looked straight at that guy flipping him off and simply smiled with his arms raised. Point Carcillo.

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