The Blackhawks and Flyers have big, passionate fan bases that haven't been shy about expressing themselves as their teams battle for the Stanley Cup.
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The one piece of silverware everyone wants.
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The Windy City hasn't had a sip from Lord Stanley's hallowed chalice since 1961.
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Flyers fans are hungry, as their team last won the old silver bowl in 1975.
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The wait hasn't been quite as long for some 'Hawks fans....
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Flyers fans have been celebrating a team that has become the vampire of the 2010 playoffs by repeatedly rising from the dead, especially during the second round against Boston in which it became only the third NHL team to ever overcome a three-games-to-none deficit.
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The roughneck Flyers defenseman is obviously a fan favorite in Chicago...
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Flyers fans can give as good as their players get in Chicago, as Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi can surely see.
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Wit and wisdom in the City of Brotherly Love...
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As we said, Philadelphia is called The City of Brotherly Love and Flyers fans are merely following the biblical edict to love thine enemy...
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Perhaps Chicago is the City of Sisterly Love...
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There's been no Huet off the bench, but the backup netminder still feels the love at home.
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Flyers fans salute their heroes.
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The Cup final has been a very good reason to play hooky in Chicago.
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Flyers fans reveled after the Blackhawks fell in Games 3 and 4 in Philly.
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Have to wonder if this gentleman shows up for work looking like that. More 'n likely...
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The next generation.
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During their first visit to Philly, the Blackhawks could have used some help from MJ...
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For good reason, Chicago's United Center is known as the Madhouse on Madison.
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Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is also the home of dignified displays of phan fervor...
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Pop may be ex-Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who frequently posed that very same question about his football team...
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After the Blackhawks won Game 5 at home, the prize was in sight.
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The Flyers' mission statement.
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