The Flyers acquisition today of Steve Downie in exchange for Max Talbot was undoubtedly a good move for them, as they pick up a player with better offensive chops than the guy they gave away and added some extra top-6 ability.
Nobody really gives a shit about what the hockey writers at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review -- the second-largest paper in America's 61st largest city! -- have to say about this trade, but they had a nice old time sharing their feelings anyway.
Actual hockey player traded away for Steve Downie? #LOLFlyers— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) October 31, 2013
On the other hand, hey, a hearty congrats to genuine good guy @Max25talbot on his escape to contention in Colorado. He deserves it.— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) October 31, 2013
(Yes, that's four tweets in an hour from one guy!)
It's cute when Pittsburgh's inferiority complex comes out -- isn't it enough that your team is just better, guys? -- but it's cuter when it's from people who get paid to be at least somewhat objective. Not only are they being silly and pathetic, but they're also just downright wrong. Then again, what should we expect from a guy who voted Alex Ovechkin into the All-Star Game at the wrong position?
Leave it to the writers from Pittsburgh's other, respectable newspaper -- the Post-Gazette -- to be the voice of reason.
Max Talbot trade to Colorado means he won't play at Consol Energy Center this season. #Penguins— Shelly Anderson (@pgshelly) October 31, 2013
Ripping Steve Downie & the Flyers is the cool thing in Pittsburgh today, but he did have 6 points/6 games vs. Pens in 2011 playoffs w/Tampa.— Seth Rorabaugh (@emptynetters) October 31, 2013