Penguins coach Eddie Olczyk doesn’t believe the Philadelphia Flyers take his team all that seriously, even after the Penguins beat the Flyers, 3-2, in overtime Wednesday.
Especially after that, in fact.
the post-game quotes from Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock were hard to ignore. Asked about Penguins rookie Sidney Crosby, who scored the winning goal on a breakaway in overtime and had three points, Hitchcock told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Other than the breakaway, I didn’t notice him. … It’s hard to notice the other team when you spend a lot of time in the other team’s zone.”
New war of words brewing
There’s a new coach-to-coach/media flap – namely Ken Hitchcock’s unfavorable critique of Sidney Crosby’s Wednesday performance (and a carefully spoken “no comment” to a media-driven charge of diving the following day) and Pittsburgh coach Ed Olczyk’s reaction – that might give last season’s Tampa-Flyer “war of the words” a run for its money.