Rangers' forward fires back at Shelley; Nodl claimed

Jody Shelley called Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky a "weasel." (Matt Slocum/AP)

  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.

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   Flyers winger Andreas Nodl was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

   "It gives him a new opportunity," coach Peter Laviolette said.

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