In a city where the Stanley Cup drought is 49 years and ticking, the temptation is to say it's OK to win the silver trophy at home.
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Win it in front of the rowdy home fans. Win it with ``Chelsea Dagger'' roaring through the stadium in an endless loop. Win it and keep partying right into the parade down past City Hall.
It's tempting, for sure.
It's just not necessarily ideal.
The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the Stanley Cup finals. The Blackhawks can win their first championship since the days of Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in 1961 in Game 6 on Wednesday.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews says he wants to end the wait and take care of business in Philly. But it won't be easy. The home team was won every game this series and the Flyers are 9-1 at home in the postseason.
Oddsmakers from Online Sportsbook BroburySports.com have made the Flyers –118 money line favorites for Wedesday’s game against the Blackhawks. Current NHL Public Betting Information shows that 58% of more than 5,395 bets for this game have been placed on the Blackhawks +109.
Posted: 6/8/09 11:45PM ET