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Charlottetown, PEI • Canada • 32 Years Old • Male
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Seeing Philadelphia come back to Vancouver is like seeing a old girlfriend you used to date in high school. At first you are like " Oh god !, there she is."

She always wants it to be the same as it used to be like, but it never is. Things change, people grow apart. That annoying laugh that I ignored because "Having a Girlfriend" in Highschool is just the thing to do, just isn't cutting it anymore. "It's been 6 years !! "

Oh well, It has been almost 6 years since Philadelphia have played in Vancouver, and based on their past history (13wins 3 loses) against the Canucks, I am sure the Flyers management are thinking this will be an easy win.

However both teams have changes deep within that I am expecting will make this game a good one. For one the Canucks no longer have the Bert/Naslund combination, right we are now smarter and faster with the Sedins. Long gone are the days of easy goals from the red line ( Cloutier ) replaced in the Canucks line up is the 2006 Hart Trophy Finalist Roberto Luongo. However the Flyers are not the team they used to be either. The days of intimidation with brute size and rough play are gone, time for the speed game. With players like Simon Gagne developing into a regular scoring threat, and young guys like Lupal, Carter and Richards in the wings to step it up. Not to mention the huge off-season accusation Daniel Briere who quietly became a top 10 forward in the league. The flyers have what it takes to compete.

Last season was not good for the Flyers, one of the worst in franchise history. Ironically last year was the best for the Canucks.

Are the Flyers better than last year ?

Can the Canucks repeat another franchise season ?

I am betting on the fact that The Canucks will be seeking revenge, and taking advantage of the Flyers on their last stop of the west coast swing, if not perhaps we can confuse them with our 12th alternative jersey alternating between periods.

Canucks 4
Flyers 1
Filed Under:   Flyers   Canucks   Luongo   Briere   Gagne   Sedin   Lupal   Carter  
October 10, 2007 12:18 PM ET | Delete
Flyers do still play a physical game..but have added speed as well. Should be a good game, and I dont think revenge after 6 years is health- hockey or relationship wise. How are the canucks going to score 4 goals? T
October 10, 2007 1:03 PM ET | Delete
i don't believe anyone in the Flyers organization thinks this will be an easy game.
October 10, 2007 2:32 PM ET | Delete
3-2 Flyers in a nailbiter - they played poorly against the Oil and need a solid 60 minutes against one of the better netminders in the game. Gator will have gotten in their faces in practice, so I don't think anyone is taking this game for granted. Flyers win 3-2 on a late Gagne goal.SYF
October 10, 2007 4:42 PM ET | Delete
Nice blog. 6 years, that just doesn't seem right.
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