In case you missed it, Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky returned verbal fire on Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley on Monday.
Shelley, a little-used veteran, had called Dubinsky a "weasel" in HBO's 15-minute "24/7" preview.
"It won't be long before he's out of the league, because he's a terrible hockey player," Dubinsky told the New York Daily News on Monday.
Dubinsky didn’t stop there.
“First of all, if I was him, I'd keep my mouth shut if I don't play, especially since I never see him on the ice," Dubinsky said. "He's usually just yapping from the bench, and I guess now he's yapping from behind the video camera. So that's about all I have to say."
Dubinsky later called the Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo “an idiot" because of his reckless style.
The Winter Classic is starting to warm up. The teams will meet Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park.
BTW, the NHL held a lottery to purchase Winter Classic tickets. Oddly, when asked about it Monday, a league spokesman said the NHL’s policy is not to reveal how many tickets will be won.
* * *
Flyers winger Andreas Nodl was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
"It gives him a new opportunity," coach Peter Laviolette said.
* * *
Follow Sam Carchidi on Twitter @BroadStBull.
Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here.