The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers have developed one of the best and most heated rivalries in the NHL, and hockey fans love it.
With the Atlantic Division rivals in such close proximity, the players, coaches and fans are an earshot away from all sports media news and whispers stirring the pot at all times.
But the rivalry doesn't stop at hockey.
The Eagles/Giants, Phillies/Mets and Sixers/Knicks have a not-so-friendly relationship, nor do each team's fanbase. Yet hockey is the most physical and punishing rivalry of the four major sports—creating an entertaining game for any diehard hockey fan.
Here are four reasons we love the Flyers vs. Rangers rivalry.