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Chiefs and Red Devils renew hostilities in Week 10 matchup

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Chiefs and Red Devils renew hostilities in Week 10 matchup

 

 

 

The Deer Park-Toronto rivalry is one of the oldest in the AFHL.

December 10th, 2013

Deer Park Chiefs GM Mike Nellany won the Best Trash Talker award in 2010 and 2011. Toronto Red Devils GM Jordan Carbone won the Best Trash Talker award in 2012 and 2013. Their matchup this week should go a long way in determining the winner of this season’s Best Trash Talker award.

“He’s always finding ways to take shots at me,” Carbone said of Nellany after a Red Devils practice on Tuesday morning. “I remember last year he posted a poll on the Yahoo Message Board asking the league if I was a homo. Things like that make me laugh but what ticks me off is when he makes it personal.”

One of the personal comments Carbone is referring to is when Nellany posted the following about Carbone’s mother on the message board  last year:

“And as for your mother, I told you if you’re not happy with the blow jobs she is giving you, you will need to have a set of Home Depot Cum Gutters installed around her head. I’ll admit I had a terrible time keeping her head straight as I was hammering them in but after a few loads and a knee to her head, she came to her senses and let me bang away. She has not missed a drop since and isn’t half as messy now.”

Red Devils defenseman Erik Karlsson described the comment in one word: distasteful.

“There is plenty of hatred, and I say that as a rivalry, on both sides,” Karlsson said. “It really is deep down where you are, and how you feel. Right now I don’t like Nellany and I don’t like Chiefs.”

Their matchup this week may not be a playoff series but it will feel like one.  New Red Devils goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said he’s expecting a matchup that’s not just filled with ugly fights and dirty hits, but also a war of words and trash talk that is downright disrespectful.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of it in person, and to feel it, because you see it on TV and you know the history,” said Fleury who is having a very good first season with the Red Devils. “All games are fun to play in, but it’s fun to play in the ones that have a little bit more on the line with that rivalry there.”

As time passes, the faces may change but the emotion embedded in this long-standing rivalry never does.

“It’s special,” Nellany told the media on Monday night. “If you can’t get up for the Toronto Red Devils, you’re probably in the wrong business. This week will be fun.”

A new chapter of the Chiefs-Red Devils history is about to get underway. 

 

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Red Devils defenseman Erik Karlsson continues to lead all defensemen in points scored with 29.

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1 Comments

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Washington GM Rick Charron
December 10th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

lol solid read as always..looking forward to the war of words and whose mom is better in the end! hhahahahaha

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