It would have been better celebrated with a Penguins win over the Flyers – as opposed to blowing a 1-0 lead with 19 seconds left, then losing in overtime – but this sign displayed at PPG Paints Arena was nonetheless impressive, as was a fleeting yet unmistakable chant of “SIXTEEN THOUSAND!”
What that chant needed was a two-goal lead. The volume would have increased exponentially. (The Penguins could have used that two-goal lead, too.)
The Flyers won yesterday, but that changed nothing. It was still 16,000 days since the Flyers won the Cup.
That brings us to today: 16,001. Have you ever seen the Flyers win the Cup?
P.S. - Doc Emrick mentioned the 16,000 days milestone on NBC. I wonder who told him?