I guess Flyers fans will be second guessing the timing of that fight during the long summer ahead. I didn't see any of the Pens banging their sticks on the boards as though they had been motivated by it. The Flyers lost because they coughed up the lead to the team that wanted to win the game more. That was a huge part of the problem of the Flyers this past year--no heart and no real desire to win.
Carcillo with the convincing win. People shouldn't take other people so seriously on this site. People that write their comments trashing other teams and fans etc only do so to get a reaction and piss people off. I knew a guy like that, but then he grew up. It might happen one day.
Also, Talbot can throw them fine, just as people may talk about "other fighters" picking spots, (Lucic I can safely assume I am sure) which is false about him as well, Carcillo did no such thing here either. Look at players' history before deciding for yourself if they are a "fighter" or not. Not to say Talbot is a very good fighter mind you, but he has thrown down with stronger guys than Carcillo before. Yes, and promptly lost those too. However, he will still throw down regardless.
My other qualm - I don't really think this fight could have had much to do with the final outcome. Watching a teammate get thumped isn't as effective as having two of the best players in the NHL on your team, and a goalie that is capable of absolute brilliance at any given moment, in this game and for much of the series, exactly when it needed to be. Yes, Carcillo won the battle, but Pittsburgh definitely won the war.
Oh, and one yahoo saying Flyers have no real fighters. I love Cote and feel for his constant beatings, but Asham is as real of a fighter as they come.
On a side note (sorry this is a book and not related to fights at the moment), this San Jose/Anaheim game tonight is one of the more exciting games I have seen. Well, the second period anyways... a pleasant surprise to say the least!
just like when DC smoked steve montador...his balls & ability 2 take an asswhuppin inspired his team 2 man up & take charge .....talbot won this series for pitt..........win DC...a 6....this fight is a pure example of what fighting can do to change a hockey game
I wonder what everyone would say if Carcillo had balked and not fought and the Penguins scored 30 seconds later? Carcillo with the win. The reason the Pens won is they scored more goals. Not that they "stood up" to the big bad Flyers, or drew them into fisticuffs, or some such other nonsense. I don't see how this was a stupid decision on Carcillo's part. He was challenged and chased into the fight. Talbot got what he wanted. I don't see any assist awarded for the next goal. If the Flyers had scored, what about the fight then?
Carcillo what a dumb@$$! This is exactly why the Pens dumped his loser @$$ for Laraque two years ago. This is the turning point in the biggest choke of the century! hahahahahahahahahaha Talbot loses the fight but wins the war! The Philthadelphia Cryers go down again to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the Pens were down 3-0 they come back and spanked the Philth in their own house!!! hahahahahahaahahahahahahahhaha!
Get this the sore loser cry baby b*tches in the Philth media couldn't even do the right thing and give Crosby a star for the game, he scores the game winner and the icing on the cake empty netter to send the Cryers to the golf course and once again establish the Pens as the more dominant team in PA. Really Philthadelphia you and all your simpleton "Crosby Sucks!" chants really ought to read a stat sheet or learn the real game of hockey. Crosby is far better than any puke in Philthadelphia's history he outscored everyone on the Cryers and lead his team to fight another day. What has Richards done? JACK SQUAT! So go ahead and keep up the immature classless chants, it just makes Crosby and the Pens beat your @$$e$ even more! I know this rant has nothing to do with the fight but hey, Crosby haters do it all the time, somehow Crosby gets mentioned in fights that he's not in.
b.t. wilson - I would agree that this had little to do with the final outcome, except that everybody that I heard interviewed immediately after the game, including Crosby, said the fight gave them a big lift. They said if Talbot could stand up and fight a guy like Carcillo, they could give more of an effort. Apparently, the Penguins are a lot more impressed with Carcillo's toughness than some of the people on this site. Which may only mean the Penguins are older than 13 and have played competitive hockey.
Danny Boy with the win and it's time for Golf. Carcillo is a team killer and I have no clue what the Flyers want with a player like that. No self control, no discipline and all for himself. Your leading 3-0 and Max Talbot chirps in your ear (who you know well and played in WB with him for years) and you say to yourself, "I can pound this guy and show boat a little." And that you did ............and before you knew it the game was tied. The best off season move for the Flyers, get rid of Carcillo and the racoon recruit a valid heavy weight. The Flyers are a solid team but always end up paying for there so called tough guys.
you honestly are a bitch
i guarntee you started watching the penguins after crosby was drafted in 2005 because if that wasnt the case you would know that the flyers had dominated the season series from 2000-2006 and have a much higher winiining percentage
sure now pittsburgh is the much better team, but seeing as the only reason they got good is because they were so bad you really shouldnt be talking about dominating teams
so before you go spoutuing off and personally insult every flyers fan maybe you should get the whole story straight and shut the **** up