Hey, Pittsburgh fans!
Firstly, welcome. Really. I am a hockey fan who happens to be a Flyers fan. That means that while I cheer for the Flyers, I can and do appreciate good hockey played by any team at any level.
Secondly, several of you were so quick on the up-take to my sense of humor with yesterday's post that I'm now rewarding you with a follow-up.
R.J. Umberger is the Flyer you want benched.
I'm not basing that strictly on his performance during our series with the Habs. Even if I did thoroughly enjoy it!
However, cast your minds back to the regular season. R.J. had 6 goals and 5 assists in games against the Penguins. (Sid, on the other hand, only had 2 goals and 5 assists against us.)
So combining his regular season play against your team, how completely on fire he's been, the history he has from spanking the Baby Pens as a Phantom, and the fact that he's from Pittsburgh...yep, R.J.'s your choice for the Flyer to bench for "Battle of Pennsylvania: Playoff Edition."