Philadelphia Flyers’ Cup Win Would be a Better Story

May 28th, 2010 by Robert Hoffman Leave a reply »
With all due respect to the Chicago Blackhawks and their fans, the NHL needs the Philadelphia Flyers to win this year’s Stanley Cup. 

Let's discuss obvious reasons for this claim as well as some not so clear. 

Almost everyone loves an underdog story and the Flyers might just be the biggest one in recent NHL history.  Not only are they the Eastern Conference's seventh seed but they also needed an overtime shootout victory over the New York Rangers just to get into the playoffs. 

Philadelphia also pulled off one of the best, if not the best comeback in a professional sports playoff series, when down three games to none against the Boston Bruins they stormed back to win four straight. 

The Flyers have overcome mind-boggling injuries.  In the first round series against New Jersey, star forwards Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne suffered significant foot injuries and Ian Laperriere took a vicious slap shot to the face.

Yet every player has returned to action.

Gagne had two screws put into his right toe and then he put the screws to Boston, culminating with his game-winning goal in game seven.

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