Pittsburgh is Pennsylvania hockey

posted by Adam Crowley -

The Pittsburgh Penguins have accomplished in two years what they Flyers have achieved in their entire existence. Pittsburgh has won the Stanley Cup in each of the last two hockey seasons. The Flyers have won the Stanley Cup twice since their inception. 

15 times the Art Ross trophy winner has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flyers have had the leagues leading scorer exactly as many times as they've had cup winners since 1975. For context, the first movie in the "Rocky" franchise came out in 1976. 

Somehow, Flyers fans have a superiority complex.

That was nice of Claude to take the baton. Crosby has needed use of his hands.

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six
2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

Imagine trying to carry the Cup and Conn Smythe with a baton in your hand!

Claude Giroux, while good, has lived exactly zero days as the best player in the national hockey league. #NotAHomer

Since that tweet Crosby has become a three time Stanley Cup winner while the Flyers haven't made it out of the first round of the playoffs. 

Philadelphia may win tonight, but that won't change the fact that the Penguins are hockey royalty. The Flyers are an afterthought.

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