In the City of Brotherly Love, Flyers fans will watch the Stanley Cup finals through gritted teeth and buyers' remorse over pricey authentic jerseys of their former stars that hang in the closet with little reason to see daylight.
Former captain Mike Richards and former standout Jeff Carter are still playing for the Los Angeles Kings weeks after the Flyers were eliminated in the postseason. The duo will be on the same line when the Kings play Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night in New Jersey.
Oh yeah, the Devils.
New Jersey spoiled the Flyers' season with a five-game elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Up the turnpike, the Devils will try to win their fourth championship since 1995 while the Flyers are on a Cup drought that stretches back to 1975.
This series between bitter rivals vs. bitter breakup could be tortuous to watch for the orange-and-black faithful. Just not for founder and owner Ed Snider.
''It doesn't make it bitter at all,'' Snider said ...