Hartnell down? Not yet. And, from the sounds of it, he’s not ready to go down until Sidney Crosby does first.
The Flyers-Penguins heated rivalry seems on the verge of picking up right where it left off eight months ago in the playoffs. A lockout couldn’t put a damper on the intense loathing feeling each side has for one another.
The two teams are slated to kick off the 2013 NHL mini-season at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday and Hartnell had no issues explaining to Philly.com his feelings toward his colleagues on the other side of the Keystone State.
“Coming here and seeing Sidney Crosby run the show and do what he does, you learn to not like him fast. And I think that goes for all Philadelphians and guys that put on a Flyers jersey.”
Well said, Hartnell. Well said. You get this city and we have your back, starting today at the Well.