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Mark Madden is a hypocrite.

Im sure most of you have had the pleasure of reading Pittsburgh radio sports talk show host's Mark Madden's column on what transpired on Friday night vs. the Caps, but if you haven't, here you go. Although it is painful to read it in its entirety, I suggest doing so. I find it quite comical that Mr.Madden's memory is so short. He must forget that playoff series 2 years ago when the Penguins reverted to the same exact antics that the Flyers did on Friday nights shellacking. It was shameful. It was embarrassing. It was a disgrace. It was everything friday night was, sans being a meaningless regular season game in early November. It wasn't that long ago that the Penguins were the laughing stock of the league and an embarrassment when they went off the deep end and reverted to goonery when they were incapable of beating our Flyers. Cheap shots galore. Fighting. Even many Penguins fans expressed their displeasure with their team. But the difference is, Mark Madden is saying that we are somehow happy what happened. "If you can't beat them, beat them up." I know I don't feel that way. Im sure you don't either. Im embarrassed. The players and the management are as well. Every time I wish that the Broad Street Bullies mantra of the 70's would just go away, it comes back. Again and again. But, it has nothing to do with the Flyers or the Caps or the Broad Street Bullies or the Penguins. It's hockey. When players in an extremely physical sport get frustrated, though not excusable, these are sometimes the results. I suggest that Mark Madden takes a look at highlights from that series, game 3 particularly, and tell me that it is not the exact same circumstances. Or he can continue to be a hypocrite. Whichever he prefers. Am I wrong in saying that the melee that took place on Friday night, and the one that took place in the playoffs are one in the same?

This item was written by a member of this community and is not necessarily endorsed by <em>Broad Street Hockey</em>.

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