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Last week the Flyers made their way across Canada in a less than successful road trip (3 losses, 1 win). There were a lot of Hot takes that came from the road trip, but people paid the most attention to the Flyers November 3rd game against the Edmonton Oilers. During the game, Brandon Manning and Michael Del Zotto got together and literally killed Connor McDavid. Here’s the hit that all of Edmonton is enraged about:
Connor McDavid out ‘months’ with broken collarbone https://t.co/KF8Y7dXBKM
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) November 5, 2015
It’s not surprising that the dirtiest team in the league would cause the demise of the reincarnation of Wayne Gretzky. Oilers fans took to twitter to remind everyone that the Flyers are still dirtier than James Neal.
The Flyers play dirty it’s an embarrassment to the NHL
— Mrs.Carl Hagelin® (@SassySam1201) November 4, 2015
Poor McDavid…Has to have shoulder surgery because the frickin Flyers ran a dirty hit on him. 😞 Send fast healing to @cmcdavid97 everyone. ❤️
— Michelle Pinsky (@LittlePandaExpr) November 4, 2015
@dstaples notice something? that it happened while Playing the Flyers.. famous for goons and dirty hockey.
— Russ Germain (@cflisthebest) November 4, 2015
And just in case you didn’t hear about McDavid getting injured, TSN had you covered.
TSN is in full meltdown mode after this Connor McDavid injury. Queue panic! pic.twitter.com/qQN5Vn7qEe
— Adam Fletcher (@PezRadar) November 4, 2015
After a few games, Oilers fans calmed down and decided to switch to just wishing McDavid well and hoping his recovery is quick. Enter GOOD OLD CANADIAN BROADCASTER DON CHERRY.
That’s right you wonderful Canadian boys and gals old Donny is here to keep you in the know. He won’t let you forget what dem Flyeras want you to go and forget! And that’s that the Flyers Brennan Manding and dat there Don Zotto character took out Conny McDavid on purpose!
So Don Cherry thinks Connor McDavid was injured on purpose….
— David Alter (@dalter) November 8, 2015
That’s right walking caricature Don Cherry took to the airwaves in the 1st intermission of the Flyers/Jets game on Saturday to tell everyone the dang truth! In fact, Don may have gotten to something that goes even deeper than just Connor McDavid. According to Don, Brandon Manning isn’t just the sub-par defenseman we thought, in fact, Manning is so clever that he managed to kill Connor McDavid and make everyone think it was just an accident.
Cherry says the league can’t suspend Manning because they don’t know Manning did it on purpose – only Don knows because he’s a hockey guy.
— TOU (@TheOrangeUpdate) November 8, 2015
Oh and Don Cherry was dressed like this while presenting his facts:
The Best fo the Rest:
Voracek has had his struggles this season and has time after time been unlucky with scoring chances; which obviously means he has the worst contract ever given since maybe Andrew MacDonald. Of course it must be time to blow everything up, I mean these contracts are the absolute worst in history so it only makes sense that we immediately trade them…because trading Vinny Lecavalier was a great way to get rid of his stupid contract (oh wait).
Is there any way we can get out of the Voracek and Giroux contracts. The bad contracts continue. #Flyers
— Steve Karas (@Paok01) November 4, 2015
Flyers look really bad.I’ve said it for a long time they need to trade big piece (simmonds/voracek) to shake up room, too much complacency
— Alec Zucker (@AlecZucker) November 4, 2015