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After every win at the Consol Energy Center, the Philadelphia Flyers enjoyed ribs from a Weirton, W. Va. restaurant on their flight home. Flyers coach Peter Laviolette even considered the ribs a token of good luck.  Not any longer. The owner of the restaurant is Penguins fan. ``No more ribs for them,'' he said.

By Frank Seravalli, Philaelphia Daily News

If the Flyers want to win in Pittsburgh on Saturday – and in the first round of their likely Stanley Cup playoff series – they will have to do so without their good luck charm.

Peter Laviolette said that the Flyers’ reason for success in Pittsburgh is their post-game meal, in which they have ribs delivered to their charter plane from Dee Jay’s in Weirton, W. Va. The Flyers are a perfect 5-0-0 at the Consol Energy Center since it opened on Oct. 7, 2010.

Turns out, the owner of Dee Jay’s, Dewey Guida, couldn’t take the heat from the kitchen after getting blasted by Penguins fans.

Not only is Dee Jay’s closed for the Easter weekend, but Guida told the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald-Star that he is no longer going to be delivering food to the Flyers.

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written by Twisted Brister, April 04, 2012 - 03:02 pm
No longer gettings ribs deluvered from a Weirton, W. Va. restaurant on their flight home.

Millionaire problems.
written by BiC, April 04, 2012 - 03:11 pm
What a dope. If the guy was a true Pens fan, he would've sent some over early -- with some Ebola flavored sauce.
written by estrago, April 04, 2012 - 03:12 pm
written by BlueSinSav, April 04, 2012 - 03:26 pm

Unfortuneatly, no ribs from Dee Jay's for the Flyers won't translate into better defesive play by the Penguins.
written by SonnyDrysdale, April 04, 2012 - 04:10 pm
Bylsma just passed me on Rt22 near Weirton, he didn't appear to be wearing a skirt.
written by davey boy, April 04, 2012 - 04:47 pm
Oh, it's the ribs! That explains the hex at Consol for the Pens. I guess a victory is in order this Saturday since the rib joint will be closed.
written by 123, April 04, 2012 - 04:53 pm
DeeJay's is a one hour drive from where I live and at least twice year a stop for us. I swear to God they put drugs in their ribs...they are so addictive!

If you can get by the fact they still have a smoking section (WV still in the Dark Ages) they are absolutely worth the trip!!!!
written by chollister, April 04, 2012 - 05:01 pm
I had no idea ribs where the reason you get so many odd man breaks? Cool.
written by luvyablue, April 05, 2012 - 11:10 am
Oh, >>>It's On
written by luvyablue, April 05, 2012 - 11:10 am
Oh, It's On Now! Love This Story! smilies/cheesy.gif

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