It was more pain than happiness for most Philadelphia Flyers fans last night.

Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne, Justin Williams, John Stevens, Ron Hextall and Dean Lombardi all presumably touched Lord Stanley's Cup after the King victory in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night.

All have direct ties to the Flyers organization.

For Richards and Carter, who were shipped out of town on the same day during the off season, its somewhat of a redemption story.

After the game, Richards had nothing but praise for his former team saying "they put me in the position that I'm in today."

Did they ever.

Tuesday afternoon Mike Richards took a  picture of the Stanley Cup and tweeted: "Just your average Tuesday."

In the background, beer cans can be seen on ice getting primed for a celebration thats been in the works since 1967 when the Kings franchise was founded.

Of course both Richards and Carter were reportedly traded because of their "hard-partying lifestyle."

To this day the organization hasn't admitted thats the reason why and probably never will.

Now the causes and reasons for "Dry Island" are holding a beer can in one hand and the Stanley Cup in the other.

All with a smile on their face.



Pete Giordano is the producer of "The Sportsbash," e-mail him:

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