which would be a shame this is the last real rivalry in the game and it doesn't matter if the teams are meeting in the playoffs or regular season, more often than not these are the most entertaining gsmes. The problem is Rutherford prefers a princess over a Penguins style type of game ... As seen in Carolina when he traded away their only tough guy in Westgarth. Philly still has a few tough guys ready to call up, Sam Morin is not afraid to pay down the hammer and Simmonds while not heavy is a very good fighter too in his own weight class.
Pittsburgh has Steve McIntyre in the AHL but would Rutherford call him up? Sadly I think not.
Anyhow this rivalry has been one of the few bright sports in an otherwise boring to watch eastern conference, just a few years ago the Leafs vs Habs was also must watch TV or Boston vs Buffalo now it's down to only one rivalry unfreakingbelievable.
MacIntyre's NHL days are long gone. He played in less than 100 games. Got sent to the ECHL last year.
Flyers/Penguins will be competitive games, regardless.