Friday, May 21, 2010
"Never, Ever Date a Flyers Fan"
ESPN.com - This, perhaps, was not the best way to treat a visitor.
When veteran Montreal hockey writer Pat Hickey went out to his car after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night, he found that fans had covered his car with trash, slashed one of the tires and stolen his Quebec license plates.
Curiously, they also ripped a bug guard off the front of the car, a 1999 Honda Accord with about 351,000 miles on it.
"Obviously it was a bit disturbing," Hickey told ESPN.com Tuesday morning, hours before the Flyers and Canadiens face off in Game 2 of the series. The Flyers lead the series 1-0 after crushing the Canadiens 6-0.
Hickey, one of the deans of Canadian sportswriting, has been covering hockey and baseball in Philadelphia for more than 20 years, and said he's never had any problems before.
"I'm a little surprised. A little disappointed," he said.
Hickey, 66, spent most of Monday trying to find a police station to file a report that he hopes will allow him to re-enter Canada on Wednesday, sans license plates.
Hey, look. As far as I'm concerned, this totally makes the Bruins anti-Flyers posters acceptable. First of all, the Flyers trashed the Canadiens in the first 2 games of the series, what the hell is there deal? That's like beating a paraplegic in a "how many limbs" contest, and then proceeding to trash talk him. Come on.