On Saturday night Paul "Biznasty" Bissonnette stopped the hypocrisy train known only as Daniel Carcillo dead in its tracks and judging by the responses from some former players in the National Hockey League it sounds like this one was a long time coming.
Carcillo, a former Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, and New York Rangers forward was known as a goon during his career in the National Hockey League but for whatever reason he has felt the need to make himself the arbitrator of morality since his career in the league came to an end. Carcillo can be seen on social media almost daily chastising other players, coaches, former players, and former coaches for any number of infractions stemming from play on the ice all the way to behind the scenes incidents that may or may not have taken place. As a result Carcillo has built quite the following online but he has also cultivated a large number of detractors who, like myself, see his post career crusade as nothing more than a desperate attempt to remain relevant in a sport that has long since passed him by.
On Saturday Carcillo made the mistake of calling out Bissonnette, one of the National Hockey League's most beloved personalities, one too many times when he was critical of an article praising the post career success that Bissonnette has had in spite of his relatively limited role as a player during his career in the National Hockey League. Bissonnette, who has bit his tongue many times in the past when the subject of Carcillo has come up, seemingly had reached the end of his patience when it comes to the former player and he dropped a truth bomb on Carcillo that exposed his hypocrisy in brutal fashion.
"Remember when you used to call me a ni**er in the locker room every day in Wilkes-Barre? Remember when you had a sauwastika embroidered on a robe underneath the hood you wore in an NHL locker room until the captain found out and talked some sense into you? Welcome to the mud Dan," wrote Bissonnette.
Carcillo has since tried to defend himself but fans, many of whom have seen him attack others over lesser offenses, are simply not buying it anymore. To make matters worse for Carcillo though several players and pundits have since responded to the revelation from Bissonnette and needless to say it has not been pretty for Carcillo.
Former NHL forward Joel Ward, a black man, appeared shocked at the revelation.
Former first round pick Michael Grabner responded only with a gif, but a picture is worth a thousand words.
Former NHL enforcer Cam Janssen also seemed stunned by the news.
Former NHLer Ryan Whitney, like Grabner, responded only with a gif but again a picture is worth a thousand words.
The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta appeared to indicate that this one was already over.
It has been a very bad night for Daniel Carcillo and no doubt it will continue to get significantly worse as more and more people become aware of this current situation. There's not much to say in Carcillo's defense here and given the way he has attacked others I can only say that this has been well deserved.