May 05, 2008

The Flyers' Symphony of Destruction

Now that the Philadelphia Flyers have defeated Canada's conspiracy and moved on to the Eastern Conference finals, the happiest NHL fan in the world is... Dave Mustaine.

The Megadeth frontman got his biggest career break in at least a decade the other week, resulting from the controversy when Washington Post columnist Mike Wise insulted Flyers fans. Rather than liken them to Metallica groupies like most writers would have, Wise instead wrote at the time that "many of the women and children in the crowd looked as if they could be security for Megadeth."

Mustaine apparently delighted in this, going so far as to record a scoreboard message for the crowd during the Flyers-Montreal series, stating that ""You guys can work security for us anytime... now, go out there and kick some freakin' ass!" Meanwhile, the upcoming Flyers-Penguins series might be enough to get me into hockey again- even though it seemed like every one of Philly's regular season games was against either the Pens or the Devils.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 5, 2008 04:34 PM

Oh, the NHL schedule was screwed last season. The Kings and the Ducks each played San Jose, Phoenix, and Dallas about 27 times. The Canucks came down once or twice and the the rest were one or two visits from the East Coast teams. The NHL promised they would fix that, though the owners probably aren't going to like it very much.

Never mind predictions on who is going to win the series, let's make predictions on which city - Pittsburgh or Philly - is going to get trashed by angry drunken fans no matter who wins.

Posted by: Emily at May 6, 2008 10:37 AM
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