Flyers Fans Were Not Happy
I should point out that, for all the hints of Philly fan malevolence, I saw not one trace following the loss, and I circled the entire concourse twice. Not even a hint of a trace. Which is not to say that nothing happened; that's just what I saw. I did see Philly fans twice attempt to steal banners from the Caps Fan Club as we discussed the win, but that was probably to be expected.
Also, the Comcast SportsyNet people made the kids with the "Ovechkin Sucks Pucks" sign go away from the set, and they quickly complied, and an usher stopped some kid from chanting "Caps Suck" before the game started. "Hey, you want out of the building?" she asked him. "Watch your mouth."
Also also, a talked with one very nice Flyers fan who struck a blow for fan kindness. "They use bad language sometimes," she said of her peers. "I turn around and give them dirty looks."
But anyhow, overheard on the way out of the Wachovia Center this evening....
* "[Expletive'in] Flyers."
* "Do you think Washington means a [expletive] to any of us?"
* "No effort, no effort at all."
* "They can't even pull the goalie. It's crazy."
* Screw that."
* "Oh well."
* "They should buy US beer, for that game."
* "[Expletive] Ovechkin."
* "E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!"
* "Boooooooooooooo Booooooooooooooo."
* And for emphasis, "Booooooooo Boooooooo."
Also, the Flyers quote sheets had Alex Ovechkin talking about how the Caps were such a young team. Nuh-uh. Google "a done team" and six of the first seven replies are about Ovechkin. That's his go-to phrase. Here's the quote:
"It is [satisfying] because people don't believe us. Everyone said that we are a done team, and then we won one and everybody said it's only one game and then it's done. It's not over yet. Tomorrow we have the biggest game in our career, I think, and we don't stop with this."
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