For the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, much of the 2011-12 season will be focused on the New York Rangers. Because of this year’s Winter Classic matchup, players and fans should expect to be inundated with questions, information and banter about the hatred between the Broad Street Bullies and the Broadway Blueshirts.
However, there is still one rivalry that has been overshadowed thus far. That rivalry includes the team on the other side of the Keystone State, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Game DayToronto Maple Leafs Vs. Montreal CanadiensBell Centre
I have decided not to bring up the last Habs’ game, actually I have decided not to bring up any games this season. Let just say the season starts tonight.
Whatever anyone else has to say or whatever anyone else thinks, the biggest rivalry in hockey anywhere in the world is taking place tonight in Montreal. The Leafs are coming off their first regulation loss and are looking for their second win against the Habs this season.
Yes, the Leafs started last season much the same way but we can all agree that this team is different and the optimism flowing on the sidewalks of Yo...
For a game that was scheduled at the end of September, Monday night’s Flyers-Rangers bout would have been better served as a game that took place at the end of April. But regardless of the date on the calendar, Philadelphia’s 5-3 victory over New York was a preview to the kind of animosity that will be brewing between the two teams prior to January’s Winter Classic.