— Mike DeNardo (@DeNardoKYW) July 17, 2014
Everyone on the club that wins the Stanley Cup gets his day with the Cup. And today Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens — who both played for and coached the Flyers and the Phantoms — did the most logical thing he could do with it: He took it to Sea Isle City!
Stevens, who has won two Cups as an assistant with the Kings, owns a home in the area. “We could not be more excited that Coach Stevens offered to bring the cup to Sea Isle City,” Sea Isle mayor Leonard Desiderio said in a release. “I realize this is officially Flyers Country, but I’m sure everyone will agree that it’s quite an honor to have the Stanley Cup visit our community.”
Here’s a photo of Philly Mag staffer Mary Loftus’s family getting to touch the Cup:
The 700 Level noted the line to visit the Cup — which the Flyers last won in 1975 — was incredibly long.
— John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) July 17, 2014
Stevens was just doing a nice thing for fans in the area, but it has to sting a little for Flyers fans. It was even in Philadelphia yesterday!
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 17, 2014
“The Stanley Cup has arrived in our area, and it hurts,” Broad Street Hockey wrote.