Flyers may skate on thin ice when it comes to possible Stanley Cup parade

    The Philadelphia Flyers are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals after beating the Montreal Canadiens in game five of the NHL Eastern Conference finals Monday night by a score of 4 to 2.

    The Philadelphia Flyers are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals after beating the Montreal Canadiens in game five of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals Monday night by a score of 4 to 2.

    The Flyers hope to end a thirty-five year championship drought. That said, should the team win it all, someone’s going to pay.

    For the Phillies’ 2008 World Series victory parade the city shelled out about $700,000. Corporate sponsors covered $300,000.

    Since then, major financial problems prompted the city to change its parade policy so that anybody who wants to throw one, now has to pay for it.

    Palma Lucas is the executive director of the Mummers Museum. She’s well aware of the complications parades through the city present.


    Lucas:

    We had to raise upwards of $100,000 – closer to $200,000. There were a lot of smaller donations. Like we had one for $100,000 but that was the biggest thing that we had and the rest were all small donations.

    Lucas says fund raising is difficult: either you like the Mummers or you hate them. But she says everybody loves the Flyers.

    Mayor Michael Nutter’s deputy press secretary declined to comment on parade specifics for fear of jinxing the team.

    The Flyers face the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday, May 29 at 8 p.m. for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Flyers return home Wednesday, June 2.

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