Broad Street Bully: Awaiting birth of daughter, they're enjoying Flyers' ride

Hunter Scheufele, 7 months old, of West Berlin, N.J., got Flyered up early. One of the first things he did was watch a Flyers game with mom Rachel and dad Mike.
Hunter Scheufele, 7 months old, of West Berlin, N.J., got Flyered up early. One of the first things he did was watch a Flyers game with mom Rachel and dad Mike.
Posted: May 22, 2010

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DREAM OR REALITY?

Daniel Fuge, 28, of Voorhees, N.J., is in a daze these days, wondering if he's living in a dream or in reality - and who can blame him?

"I bleed orange and black," Fuge e-mailed Bully. "My wife, Gina, and I are expecting our first child any day now."

So Fuge, who has 12 Flyers jerseys hanging in his Philly-sports den, is even more emotionally churned up than most die-hards.

When the Flyers overcame a 3-0 Game 7 deficit to beat Boston and advance to the conference finals, he was at the Wachovia Center viewing party, watching on the big screen with more than 10,000 of his closest friends.

"In my opinion," Fuge said, "that was the greatest Flyers comeback of all time!"

Now, he's awaiting the miracle of his daughter Adarianna's birth while he watches the Flyers try to keep their miracle-on-ice march to the Stanley Cup alive.

"It's surreal," Fuge said. "I just can't wait to tell my daughter that she was born in the spring of 2010, and what the Flyers did."

FLYERED UP IN PITT!

Jim Lanzelotti, 47, who grew up at 66th and Harley in Southwest Philly, lives in his wife's hometown of Pittsburgh now - but he's been Flyered up since he saw his first game in 1969.

"I was 7; the Flyers were 2," Lanzelotti told Bully. "Andre LaCroix had a hat trick. After his third goal, there were lots of hats on the ice. I was hooked well before the hats, though."

After the Flyers won two championships in a row in the mid-'70s, Lanzelotti painted a bed sheet with a Stanley Cup and the words "Hat Trick's in '76," and hung it outside his window.

"The Canadiens spoiled that one," Lanzelotti said. "Hope we return the favor this year."

He remembers that when Flyers home games were only available on PRISM cable TV, and PRISM was only available in South Philly, his dad paid to get it installed at his grandmother's house - and the family drove there to watch every Flyers home game.

Lanzelotti sits in Pittsburgh and sifts through the "Cup Years" memories in his Flyers heart:

"I still see Moose DuPont's high-stepping goal celebration," he said. "The Watson brothers. I remember Bernie Parent when you couldn't put a pea by him. I remember the Hammer and the Rifle, Big Bird and the Hound.

"But most of all I remember Clarkie, the first and only sports hero I ever had. He could wrap a puck around the boards and be on the other side to take it off the boards. It sometimes seemed like there were two of him."

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