September 18 Camden Courier-Post:
“For Danny Briere, the image of the Chicago Blackhawks jumping onto the Wachovia Center ice to celebrate Patrick Kane’s Stanley Cup-clinching overtime goal on June 9 is one that will last a lifetime.
“The longer you go (in the playoffs) the more hurt you feel,” the Flyers‘ 32-year-old center said. “If you lose in the first round, it’s tough, but you’re so far away from the goal that it’s more frustration than anything.
“But when you lose in the finals . . . That was the greatest run I’ve been on, but at the same time it was the most hurt I’ve ever felt. For weeks you feel an empty space. But once you get over that you start looking forward to the next season.”
Today marks another chapter for the Flyers and their fans, who will flood the Skate Zone in Voorhees in hopes of seeing the club end its 36-year wait for a championship.
With their first exhibition game just three days away and their first regular-season game scheduled for Oct. 7 in Pittsburgh, here are just a few of the questions hanging over the Flyers as they begin their 44th NHL training camp:
Will there be a hangover from playing 105 games last season, most in the NHL?”
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