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Flyers West Update: Kings of the League At Last

The Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions. Take that all in. Absorb it. They were the Cinderella story of these playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference. One by one, they took down the top teams in the conference, and did so in stunning fashion. Thanks to absolutely phenomenal goaltending from Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick and outstanding performances from captain Dustin Brown and alternate Anze Kopitar, the Kings were a dominant team throughout the playoffs. And in the Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils, behind near-hat tricks from Brown, Jeff Carter, and Matt …

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Coping with a Long-Cupless City

Are you tired of hearing about Flyers West yet? Too bad!  It’s frankly the only thing we can write about at this point, unless you’re clamoring for a piece on how good Claude Giroux is at drinking games (hint: this is the wrong site for that sort of news). So here we are again, on the verge of watching former beloved members of the Orange and Black holding the Stanley Cup.  It’s happened before and it will happen again. The LA Kings are the new Carolina Hurricanes: a team featuring former prominent Flyers that you really don’t mind seeing win …

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Podcast: Episode 26, Unbearable

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Nicklas Lidström’s retirement from the NHL, the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings, and Tim Thomas’ upcoming year off from the NHL. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 26 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Why I’m Rooting for the Kings, and Why You Should, Too

Image Courtesy of BroadStreetHockey.com I am a Flyers fan. I bleed orange and black. My two favorite players of all time are Rod Brind’Amour and Kevin Dineen. I hope that one day, my Flyers will hoist the Stanley Cup. Regardless of that fact, I have been on the Los Angeles Kings train all playoffs long. Whether you listen to our podcast or not (free plug!), I not only picked the Kings to upset the Canucks and Blues, but I chose them as my favorite to win it all. So, the natural question is, why do I root for the Kings …

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Podcast: Episode 25, Sunstroke

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings with The Royal Half!  They discuss the Flyers West name, the Kings’ playoff run so far, and the state of hockey in LA. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 25 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!