Gonna Fly Now: A Recap Of the Philadelphia Flyers Historic Run To the Finals

June 10th, 2010 by David Rosenblum Leave a reply »
First things first, I want to congratulate the Philadelphia Flyers on taking me and all Philly sports fans on a fantastic ride that just fell short of the ultimate goal.  As disappointed as I am in losing the Cup on home ice, I am thankful for the way this team played hockey, for how they inspired us all to believe, and how they believed in themselves and overcame tremendous obstacles to get as far as they did.  

The grit and toughness that the Flyers played with in the playoffs truly reflects the mentality of the city of Philadelphia, and like the Broad Street Bullies, this team should be embraced by the fans.


On April 11 I was pacing frantically in a bar in Dublin, Ireland, while a random person I had met (who happened to be a Rangers fan) was getting updates on his phone from his wife back at home.  After he told me that we were going to a shootout I was terrified. The season was coming down to a simple practice drill, and the Flyers simply weren’t that good, unless the picked the right guys.  

Turns out, two of the guys they chose, Danny Briere and Claude Giroux, were the two players that were ...

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