Philadelphia Flyers: 7 Reasons We Love Their Rivalry with the Penguins

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Philadelphia Flyers: 7 Reasons We Love Their Rivalry with the Penguins
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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is more than 46,000 square miles, but if you were to ask any die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Flyers or the Pittsburgh Penguins, there simply isn’t enough space for both hockey teams to coexist.

The storied rivalry between the two teams, which has provoked wordplay like “Cindy Crosby” and “Filthadelphia,” has increased in intensity in recent years, making hockey in Pennsylvania one of the most enjoyable, yet divisive issues in the entire state.

Whether you are a hardcore hockey fan or casual spectator, a hometown fanatic or a lone transplant in a hostile crowd, the bad blood between these two teams is enough to make the timid and weak think twice about sporting the wrong jersey in the wrong stadium.

Here are seven reasons we just cannot get enough of Flyers-Penguins.

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