If you missed it the other night, HBO ran a 15-minute preview of their upcoming series Flyers/Rangers 24/7: Road To The NHL Winter Classic, and in that preview, Jody Shelley said of former teammate Brandon Dubinsky:
"Brandon Dubinsky plays like a little weasel. I don't know. He's a guy you like to get at."
You can see it at the six minute mark of the video above. It was awesome, and it almost justifies Shelley's ridiculously out-of-whack salary. Almost. Of course, the entire point is just to get under Dubinsky's skin, and that's exactly what happened today when Dubinsky was asked about Shelley's comments. Via the New York Daily News:
"First of all, if I was him, I'd keep my mouth shut if I don't play, especially since I never see him on the ice," Dubinsky said of Shelley, who has played in only 10 of Philadelphia's 23 games this season. "He's usually just yapping from the bench, and I guess now he's yapping from behind the video camera. So that's about all I have to say."
But that was not all Dubinsky had to say.
"Jody Shelley - it won't be long before he's out of the league, because he's a terrible hockey player," he said.
So what if Dubinsky is 100 percent correct in his assessment? We're probably harder on Shelley around these parts than anybody else that follows the Flyers, but that Dubinsky is letting Shelley's very obvious attempts to get under his skin... you know, actually get under his skin? Well, that's just perfect.