Philadelphia Flyers Prepare For Reunion Against Los Angeles Kings

By Steven Smith
Flyers Kings
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I never understood why a high school reunion was always made out to be this horrendous event that people felt they were obligated to attend. Now however, I think I might be getting it. Who wants to step in a room full of people they didn’t like growing up? I’m sure nobody wants to hear about how those people are making more money than they are or how their foes are traveling the world while they work a blue collar nine to five, am I right? Well for the Philadelphia Flyers, it will be a similar situation when they visit the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow night.

The game will feature a total of five players playing against their old team. For Philadelphia, Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds will be returning to the building they used to call home for a combined five seasons. For those who don’t know, Schenn and Simmonds were shipped to Philly in exchange for former Flyers forward Mike Richards.  While the trade does seem to be working out in the Flyers’ favor, Richards is the one who has his name engraved on Lord Stanley’s Cup.

No too far from his name on the cup is fellow forward Jeff Carter. Carter was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jakub Voracek and draft picks before being shipped to the Kings.

Justin Williams is another guy who will be reuniting with some old faces. He spent some time with the Carolina Hurricanes before moving over to the Kings in 2008.

Majority of people will tell you that the Flyers were the ones who came up victorious in the deals. They got just as much talent in return at a much younger age. However, Richards, Carter and Williams are the ones with a ring, so it’s sort of a bittersweet situation.

Believe it or not, the Flyers couldn’t have caught the Kings at a better time. Los Angeles has lost seven of their last eight games. Philadelphia might end up having the last laugh if they can dethrone the Kings.

Steven Smith is a Philadelphia Flyers writer for  Follow him on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook.

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