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This is the year. I think.
It’s that time of year again. PLAYOFF HOCKEY!!!! Time for hockey fans everywhere to start fantasizing about the championship parade in their city.
For Flyers fans, unfortunately, its the time where you worry about how your heart will be broken.
I’ve been a Flyers fan my whole life, and every year, just when you think its “the year” something happens to stick a knife into the dick of your Stanley Cup dreams. I’m not trying to knock the Flyers or anything. They’re a great team. Its just that in my 29 years of life, I’ve had my hopes up so many times only to be smashed harder than Lappy’s face
was in the first round last year
In honor of this, on the day of the flyers first game of the 2011 playoffs, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most heartbreaking Flyers playoff moments.
5. 1987 Game 7 vs. Edmenton Oilers Stanley Cup Championship -
Flyers battled back from an 0-2 deficit against the Oilers team consisting of these guys
. Thats like the A-team of hockey. Piting fools everywhere. The Flyers schooled the Rangers, Islanders and Canadiens to get to the Finals. Then they went down 0-2. Everyone just about wrote them off, but the Flyers bullied their way back. This was my first legit memory as a hockey fan. The flyers lost game 7 and I remember standing their in my flyers tshirt and hockey mask being so disappointed, well as disappointed as a 5 year old could be. I was playing with my thundercats 5 minutes later. Amazing.
4. 1988 Games 5-7 vs. Washington Capitals Semifinals - The year after the heartbreaking finals loss to oilers, there was high hopes for the Flyers, maybe this is their year. They went up 3-1 in this series versus the Capitals. Then went on to blow like a fat freshman skank at a frat party the next three games, for an early first round exit.