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Philadelphia Fans are Quickly Embracing the Flyers

Published December 19, 2023 at 12:59

On Monday night, the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles suffered a crushing loss to the Seattle Seahawks that is in jeopardy of destroying their entire season. With much of Philadelphia distraught, fans are turning towards the Flyers to be a beacon of hope.

Going into the 2023-24 NHL season, many Flyers fans weren't as thrilled as they were in years past, understandably so as they just saw their team come off back to back losing years. But after seeing the Philadelphia Phillies lose in the MLB Playoffs and the Eagles' season beginning to crumble, fans are all focused on the Flyers.

Two straight wins, eight game point streak, most points in the NHL since Nov. 7 and just the overall improvement and excitement the team has shown thus far has engaged the interest of Philadelphia; and has led to some funny tweets.

2023 has seen a resurgence of one of hockey's most historic franchises. Each night the Wells Fargo Center sees more and more fans pack the house, and the players are taking notice.

Guys like Rasmus Ristolainen have echoed how the energy in the arena and the locker room feels different this year, and is something the team hasn't felt in a while.

Although it's still extremely early in the season, seeing Philadelphia fans fired up about the Flyers is something hockey hasn't seen for a few years and could give this young Flyers squad even more of an energy boost as the season progresses.

December 19   |   138 answers
Philadelphia Fans are Quickly Embracing the Flyers

Which Philadelphia team is your favorite?

Flyers6748.6 %
Eagles2115.2 %
Phillies2921 %
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