Philadelphia Flyers: 6 Reasons to Love Their Rivalry With the New York Rangers

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Philadelphia Flyers: 6 Reasons to Love Their Rivalry With the New York Rangers
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This season, hockey's biggest regular season spectacle will be played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, when the Flyers host the New York Rangers in the 2012 Winter Classic. 

The decision to select these two teams was not an arbitrary one; the Flyers and Rangers have one of the most intense rivalries in American sports.  From the men in the front office, to the players on the ice, to the fans in the seat, it seems New York and Philadelphia are constantly at odds with one another.

The tension between the two teams is sure to be showcased in HBO's 24/7 documentary leading up to the game itself, but to really understand the rivalry, one must dig a little deeper.

Here are six reasons you just have to love when the Rangers and Flyers hit the ice together.

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