Flyers strive for Lord Stanley’s cup

By Patricia J. Sheehan
April 6, 2006

Brian Coary

The weather outside is perfect and the sun is finally peaking out for the first time since September. Don’t let the shift in season fool you, because the NHL is reaching its highest peak of the year. Hardcore hockey fans are anticipating who will take the next Stanley Cup. After a whole year of collecting dust, fans are waiting for the Cup to shine once again and Philadelphia fans are hoping to take it home this year

Despite the Flyers’ four-game winning streak which was snatched by the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 28, fans are still optimistic about their success for this season. The Philadelphia Flyers are currently ranked fifth place overall for the Eastern Conference. The race is on against the New York Rangers for first place of the Atlantic Division despite only being two points behind the Rangers overall.

Dave Drysdale, a junior exercise science and health promotion major, said that he is rooting for Philadelphia to take the Cup but doesn’t think they are destined to do so.

“I think the Flyers are doing pretty good, but honestly, I don’t think they will make it to the Stanley Cup. I think it’s going to be the Bruins and the Islanders in the end,” he said.

However, the Flyers still have a chance of pulling through with 10 games left in the regular season.

Freshman business major Erica McKay thinks the Flyers will take home the big prize this season. “It’s Philadelphia’s turn to finally win something! We always get so close and mess it up in the end but I think the Flyers are going tobreak that tradition this year,” she said.

“They need to really start working hard,” said Joe Stanzione, a senior marketing major. “Philadelphia teams are the worst because they do really well all season and then they drop the ball when the pressure really starts to come on. I think the Flyers are a good team but they need to step it up because chances are they are going to disappoint us all in the end,” he said.

Drysdale agreed and said, “I don’t think they will make it because they choke and fold when it’s finally time to step it up and win.”

Posted to the web by Brian Coary

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