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01-17-2013, 07:43 AM
Who's the clown?
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As long as Ed Snider owns the team and as long as the people that make decisions for the team are from the Flyers (Terry Murray, Holmgren, Berube, et al.) the Flyers will emphasize some element of physicality. The Flyers have always played this style, and the fans expect it. However, if the team wins, I think the fans will tolerate any style.

But most Flyer fans believe that a chump player who plays dirty hockey deserves to get beat. What happened last year in Buffalo when Ryan Miller was hit and there was no response from his team would NEVER happen to a Flyers team. And if it did, there would be a loud outcry from the fans.

Also, Flyer fans expect players to play 100% all the time. Sami Kapanen who is NOT a physical player will always be loved in Philly because he always worked hard - his struggling to get to the bench after that hit by Darcy Tucker shows Flyer fans his determination and resilience. That's what we expect from a player, and if they do that, they will be loved in Philly forever.

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