Cup winner goes from foe to friend

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA — If these Philadelphia Flyers were a vindictive bunch, they would have dumped Kris Versteeg into the murky Delaware River after eyeing his (bleepin’) tattoo.

On the underside of Versteeg’s arm, the new Flyer has the numbers “06 • 09 • 10” — the date that he hoisted the Stanley Cup after beating these same Flyers while with Chicago.

“No one said anything about it,” Versteeg chuckled. “But they did play a joke on me before my first game when one of the trainers left a note in my locker.”

Upon viewing it, Versteeg discovered someone had drawn his image in cartoon form. Cue the laughter.

“That’s when I knew I was part of the group,” he said.

From foe to friend in just eight months.


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