NHL Playoffs: Two Storybook Journeys, but Only One Can Live the Dream

May 20th, 2010 by Kristian Siuta Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens are two of the most storied franchises in the National Hockey League. The "Broad Street Bullies" as they are dubbed, have used brute force and high intensity as their mainstay since the 1970’s, and throughout the years that style has not deteriorated. Bone jarring hits, open ice checks, and emphatic goal scoring has been their calling, but this season in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Flyers have relied on timely goal tending and superstar talent.

In Montreal's case, hockey is life. Over one hundred years of excellence and 24 Stanley Cups. The superstar names like Richard, Beliveau, Lafleur, and Bowman are on a pedestal that even Philadelphia's Bobby Clarke cannot touch. However in hockey today, those stars do not exist, especially for both squads now.  

Philadelphia does not have the NHL elite talent such as their Atlantic Division rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, or as the Eastern Conference’s number one seed, the Washington Capitals. No Crosby’s, Malkin’s, or Ovechkin’s on the Flyers. Although just like the city of Brotherly Love e ...

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