Okay, well maybe the Flyers aren't directly responsible for the fact that Versus went dark on DirecTV at 12:01 a.m. this morning. That complete and utter dickmove was facilitated by Comcast, owner of Versus and your Philadelphia Flyers.
While I feel a little tinge of sympathy for Delaware Valley residents and Philadelphia ex-pats affected by Comcast's decision to play hardball with DirecTV, at least most folks impacted by this development don't have to go too far to find a friend, family member, or neighborhood bar to catch the games on Verizon or Comcast (in the tri-state area, at least).
In fact, I applaud Comcast for creating a situation that will bring people together to enjoy hockey (snicker).
What I am absolutely delighted about when it comes to this development is that fans of our divisional rivals get totally screwed in the deal.
Atlantic Division games on Versus (by team) in 2009-2010:
Pittsburgh Penguins - 9
New York Rangers - 8
New Jersey Devils - 6
New York Islanders - 2
Oh, and don't forget playoffs. Hahaha.
NHL 2009-2010: the season where the Flyers will take liberties with opponents and their fans!
You like that?! Huh?! Do ya?!
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