The Philadelphia Flyers will face off against the New York Rangers during the first week of the NHL Playoffs. The hockey players will have to wait until April 17 for their first taste of playoff action but the team’s fans are already going at it on Facebook.
Yes, there are no Facebook friends during the playoffs.
The Flyers sent out a playful tweet today encouraging their Twitter followers to do a little spring cleaning on Facebook.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 14, 2014
The tweet redirects users to a Facebook page that shows how many of your friends (now enemies) are Rangers fans. Now, I don’t have any friends who are Rangers fans (go Blackhawks!) so I couldn’t join in on the fun. Flyers fans, however, truly enjoyed the joke.
@nhlflyers LOL Rangers rivalry!
— Ethan (@henrye25) April 14, 2014
@NHLFlyers LOL that was awesome
— TheWarehouse27 (@TheWarehouse27) April 14, 2014
@NHLFlyers i see what you did there. now that's coming in clutch!
— ryan ???? (@sauceboykush) April 14, 2014
@NHLFlyers not expecting that, well done….
— Kiel Timmons (@k_tim) April 14, 2014
The Rangers haven’t responded to the de-friending attack yet but goalie Henriq Lundqvuist did post a little haiku about the playoffs.
Felt like camp ended yesterday..
Who's excited for the playoffs?
Lets do this! #NYR
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist) April 14, 2014
I’m not a Flyers fan (or a Rangers fan (did I mention the Blackhawks?)) but I definitely appreciate the social media trash talk.