Which was a real joy by the way. Kind of a 'who do you hate less?' kinda matchup.
But the one that caught some people's attention was this one with convicted felon Daniel Carcillo and Rangers offense Marian Gaborik...
Other than Joe Micheletti proving that he's an idiot, this strikes me as the same situation between Ovechkin and Steve Downie, yet no one stepped in to bail Gabby's ass out. Now neither Gaborik or Ovechkin asked for it, but you've got to step in and protect your goal scorers which is what Bradley did in Ovechkin's case.
I think we can all agree that Gaborik is probably a lot more frail than OV when it comes down to it, Alex is one big muscle. Which is probably even more reason why someone on the Rangers should have stepped in, but who? Brashear was out of the lineup, but Voros was nowhere to be seen, at least not in terms of getting in Carcillo's face for payback. No, who was the only Ranger who acted pissed off and wanted to get some revenge on Carcillo? Why that was standup guy Sean Avery, who else?
I'm not a Avery fan by any means but for once this ass clown did the right thing, and gave Carcillo a run for his money.
I almost see this as a changing of the guards here, in reigning biggest asshole around the League. Avery used to take that title hands down, but now Daniel Carcillo is stealing the show in Philly with antics like his fists raised on the way to the box a la Tie Domi, (King Piece of Shit).
We need an award for Best Asshole of the League, any ideas for a name?