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Game 7: Rhapsody and Requiem

Flyers Faithful presents the final installment of a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. The idea of the noble loser is a fairly recent concept. For ages lost in history as the winners got to write the story of their own glory and perpetuate it throughout successive generations, praising the vanquished was an unknown art. Certainly in the whole history of Philadelphia sports, there were few instances of our losers giving it all and coming up that little …

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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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Flyers West Update: Youth vs. Vet in Net

With all of the different storylines weaved into the Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils, it’s easy for some to fall through the cracks and not get much attention. But one storyline that seems to have gone with little mention is a major one — the opposites at opposite ends of the ice. The Kings and Devils have both had surprising playoff runs, and a number of different contributors to their success. Two huge factors have been the goaltending of Jonathan Quick for the Kings (12-2-0 with a 1.58 goals-against and a save …

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Game 6: Go and Get It

Flyers Faithful presents the sixth in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Have you ever visited a mine or a cave in a state or national park, or ever been somewhere you could hear an echo seem to repeat forever? Or somewhere the concussion of a noise or a beat ringing out into the distance doesn’t seem to fade as physics demand while the minutes roll on? That’s what South Philadelphia sounded like to nine-year-old ears at …

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2012 Stanley Cup Final Staff Predictions

No matter that trying to divine the finishing point or the winner of any league and any series is like trying to squeeze water from a stone, it’s basically the responsibility of any sports-based web site to wrench predictions out of its crack staff for the playoffs. We here at Flyers Faithful certainly aren’t above it!  Below are our staff predictions for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.  Leave your own predictions in the comments below!

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