It may sound a little sappy, but being at Citizens Bank Park for the Winter Classic Alumni Game yesterday really was a pretty special and obviously unique experience. From the players on the ice to the fans giving them huge ovations of tribute, it was a day that will surely be remembered by all those who came through the gates.
At least for one couple, New Year's Day at CBP was unforgettable as well. With player families taking the ice for a skate after practice, Claude Giroux's sister made her boyfriend a lucky man. After consultation with the NHL's top scorer, Isabelle Giroux's boyfriend proposed to her on the ice earlier today. Watch the video below for what may be the best Citizens Bank Park proposal of all time, as well as the best advice of a soon-to-be brother-in-law on how to man up…
Two more things to love about Claude Giroux: His respect for testicular fortitude and his choice hats.
Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.
Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.
Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.
Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)
A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....
earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs
The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.