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Flyers Bond in Lake Placid

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The home to "The Miracle on Ice" hosted the boys from "The City of Brotherly Love."  The Philadelphia Flyers spent four days in lake placid last week during training camp.  They skated for three days and spent another day in the mountains participating in team building exercises.

"We had a fun day up in the mountains,"  Flyers Forward Scott Hartnell said.  "We had a lot of laughs, got to use your brain and inner strength as well."

This was strictly a trip to build relations between the Flyers players.  They traveled six hours to get away from the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia and their practices were closed to the public."

"It was a great opportunity to chat with the guys and get to know them a little bit better and I had a lot of fun,"  Flyers Defenseman Mark Streit said.

"When you spend a lot of time with people, you get to know them better, you get to know their families and where they're from.  Details like that,"  Flyers Captain Claude Giroux said.  "I think everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a great idea to come here."

"We worked on a lot of things here, spent a lot of time together, did a lot of team events and now we move back home,"  Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette said.

There's a long season ahead for the Flyers, but that journey started in Lake Placid where becoming a closer team was the true goal.

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