Philadelphia Flyers Know They Can’t Take Anything for Granted

May 27th, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
It has been 13 years since the Philadelphia Flyers have last skated in the Stanley Cup Finals, and it's been even longer since they've last hoisted Lord's Stanley Cup; 35 years to be exact.

So, when the 2010 Cup Finals begin this Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago, the Flyers will take nothing for granted as they know that this could be their last chance ever to win a championship.

Take Simon Gagne for example.

Gagne is the longest tenured Flyer on the roster, and has been to four Conference Finals and no Stanley Cups in nine years with Philadelphia. He wants his younger teammates to know that this is their shot.

"I’m 30 years old now, and I was there when I was 19 [in a conference final],” Gagne said. “I want to tell them what I went through in my 10 years in Philly. This might be the only chance for those guys, too."

Then you have Chris Pronger, who will be playing in his third Stanley Cup in the past five seasons, but he's the only guy who has played in June on the Flyers roster.

Take a quick glance at the Flyers, and you'll see that they're a very young team. Mike ...

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