HBO's award-winning documentary series 24/7 will again follow the participants of the Winter Classic this year, and on Friday night, the cable network aired a 15-minute preview of the show.
About six minutes into the program, members of the two teams were asked their opinions on the opposition. Jody Shelley, a former Rangers and current Flyers enforcer, chimed in with a pretty priceless quote.
It comes about six minutes into this video. Shelley says that Brandon Dubinsky, one of his former teammates, "plays like a little weasel." You didn't think Dubinsky was going to just let that go, did you?
Via the New York Daily News, his retort on Monday:
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 of Shelley, who has played in only 10 of Philadelphia's 23 games this season. "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."
That was not all Dubinsky had to say. "Jody Shelley - it won't be long before he's out of the league, because he's a terrible hockey player," he added.
Ooooh, boy. HBO 24/7 begins airing on December 14, and will run new episodes for four consecutive Wednesday evenings. The Flyers and Rangers play twice -- including the Winter Classic -- during that stretch. We probably won't have to hear that long before hearing from Shelley again, though.