Mention defenseman Randy Jones of the Philadelphia Flyers to a Boston Bruins fan, and the reaction isn't going to be pleasant. Jones is the guy who concussed Bruins center Patrice Bergeron on an infamous hit back in 2007, threatening the promising young player's career and receiving just two games-worth of suspension for it from the NHL.
In tonight's game between the Flyers and the Bruins, Boston tough guy Milan Lucic sent Jones into the end boards with a forearm from behind. The Philadelphia crowd went wild, looking for a penalty ... and Bruins announcer Jack Edwards of NESN noted the irony in their desire for justice.
OK, not so much "noted" as cackled like a maniac:
For those who can't play the video, Edwards said: "Lucic hammers him! Down goes Jones! And how's this for irony: The crowd wants a call for a hit from behind! AH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!"
(It reads much more accurately if you imagine the laughing in giant cartoon letters, like after The Joker uses a joy-buzzer in a Batman comic.)
Thanks to Puck Buddies Jay and Nathan for the heads-up on the clip. As Nathan noted, "Later NESN went to commercial and Edwards led out with ‘cry me a river' while the hit was being shown." He's not Puck Daddy's favorite homer announcer for nothing.
If nothing else, the former ESPN announcer has given the world a few more potential squares for Jack Edwards Bingo; like "mock opposing fans' hypocritical indignation" or "laugh sarcastically until sanity is legitimately questioned."