The Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League are in town to practice in preparation for the upcoming 2013-14 season and it's great that the team has selected the world-famous Olympic Village as a place to train.
In 2011, the Boston Bruins found success during their Stanley Cup run in when they made a stop in Lake Placid to practice during the playoffs. The aura of the Miracle on Ice was possibly a catalyst - and we like thinking it was - as the Bruins went on the win the Cup.
The Flyers have not won a Stanley Cup since 1975, and if they go on to win the Cup this season, that will certainly add to the magic appeal of Lake Placid. Yes, the Flyers main purpose is to get away and have some seclusion for a few days - they will be in town Sept. 19-22 - but it will be hard to escape the history of the Olympics while they are here.
That said, here's a message to the Flyers and their staff: We love having you here, and please spread the word about Lake Placid. Hopefully it will become a regular stopping area for other NHL teams.
And if you do go on to win the Cup, remember to make another stop to Lake Placid bearing the trophy.