Young cancer patients pump up Flyers by announcing lineup before game

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Young cancer patients pump up Flyers by announcing lineup before game

In sports, sometimes we need a reminder that there are bigger things than wins and losses.

Providing smiles for two youngsters battling cancer is a beautiful example.

Dave Hakstol and the Flyers helped make those special memories possible on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Maddie Swenson, 10, and DJ Allen, 12, both fighting cancer, were welcomed into the Flyers' locker room to offer some pregame motivation before the team hit the ice against the Sharks.

Swenson and Allen pumped up the guys by announcing the Flyers' starting lineup.

It was an awesome moment.

(Pictures courtesy of Flyers PR guru Zack Hill.)

Just four days ago, Swenson finished her final chemotherapy treatment. On Tuesday, she celebrated her 10th birthday. And last week, she met the Flyers after practice.

This is in conjunction with the NHL's #HockeyFightsCancer initiative.

Bravo to the Flyers and all those who push the cause forward — and, most notably, to those who continue to fight.

Conclusive video proof the refs are out to get Flyers

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Conclusive video proof the refs are out to get Flyers

As any Philadelphian will tell you, the refs are always out to get our team.

Whether it's Pete Morelli with the Eagles or refs in the NBA turning a blind eye when Ben Simmons gets his uniform torn off, refs are always out to specifically pick on the Philly team.

Flyers fans know this all too well. Hello, Ottawa.

And now we've got more video evidence to back this 100% true theory up. Check out this ref going right after a Flyer during warmups of the Blues game before the game even starts. Dirty!

Watch Sam Morin with the monster takedown

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Watch Sam Morin with the monster takedown

It was just yesterday that we wrote a post wondering where Sam Morin is and how the Flyers need him.

Welp, Morin went and reminded us of exactly where he was and why the Flyers really do need him.

As you're likely aware, Morin is honing his game with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and he found himself in a scrap last night against the Springfield Thunderbirds' Bobby Farnham.

It was Big Sam who brought the thunder. Okay, so maybe the fight never really got going but the takedown is tough to argue with. Props to the smaller Farnham for even attempting to mess with Sam.