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What they're saying about DET-PHI

Apr 4, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

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pronger.jpgThe blogs and newspapers are buzzing with activity over the Flyers and Red Wings today. Let’s take a look at what each side is saying about a match that should have some serious playoff implications for both teams.

What Detroit blogs and papers are saying

Ansar Khan of the Detroit Free Press shares that the Red Wings will “have Chris Osgood’s back” in his first start in months.

Winging it in Motown points out that the Red Wings can clinch a playoff spot with a win today.

Great story about Gordie Howe sending 8-year-old Bill Ford a lesson via a body check.

“My heart just jumped,” Ford said of first seeing Howe. “The next thing I know, I was slammed. I’ve never been hit so hard in my life. I’m lying in this heap, and it’s Gordie looking down at me.

“He says, ‘Son, always skate with your head up.’ I was so honored to have been checked by Gordie Howe. That was the coolest thing that ever happened to me.”

Too bad Eric Lindros never went to that camp.

Former Red Wing Ville Leino is fitting in well with the the Flyers, according to the Free Press. Also from the DFP: Kronwall keeps opponents on edge.

What the Philly papers/bloggers are saying

Flyers Goal Scored By points out that, technically, this game isn’t a must-win. Kimmo Timonen, on the other hand, thinks that all their games are must-wins.

Are the 2009 Flyers the 1964 Phillies? And would anyone under the age of 60/not from Philadelphia even know what that means?

Possibly my favorite “active” show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” apparently was taping during a recent Flyers game. No word on whether or not the episode will be titled “Battery cometh.”

Finally, Larry Brooks of the NY Post comically suggests that Chris Pronger is the problem in Philadelphia. Yup, nothing says “problem” quite like Norris Trophy-level defense.

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