-- NHL FanHouse has learned that Donald Fehr is attending Game 3 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Fehr, the former head of the Major League Baseball Players Association rumored to be considering taking over the NHLPA, is attending the game with his daughter. He is using NHLPA tickets.
-- Now that the Stanley Cup Final resumes in Philadelphia, the spotlight turns to the notorious fans in the City of Brotherly Love. Most of the Blackhawks players reported a peaceful night at dinner and at their team hotel on Tuesday night, but Brian Campbell knows what to expect.
"When I was with the Sabres, a Flyers fan gave me the finger during warmups," said the Blackhawks defenseman. "Normally that wouldn't be the biggest deal, I guess, but the guy was middle-aged and standing next to his son -- who was looking and might have been six years old. I thought, 'Wow, that's pretty rough.'"
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Campbell laughed. "The fans here are great. No one questions that," he said. "It's just a handful that may get carried away. One thing about Flyers fans -- they don't hesitate to show their team and the opponents how they feel about them."
-- Chase Mattioli, a rookie in the ARCA stock car series, will wear a custom-designed helmet for this weekend's race at the Pocono Raceway that features the Flyers' logo. "I am very excited about showing my support for the Flyers with my new helmet design," Mattioli said in a statement. "Hopefully I can bring the Flyers some luck this week."
-- Dale Tallon may have a new general manager job, but that doesn't mean he's not rooting for a team he helped construct. "I have been watching them on TV and haven't been to a game," said Tallon, who was a member of the Blackhawks organization for 33 years as a player, broadcaster and finally a GM. "It's going to be interesting to see how I feel tonight. I'm excited for them." Tallon, who was recently hired as general manager of the Florida Panther and is in town for the the GM summit, was fired last offseason after he failed to forward paperwork on the team's restricted free agents, a move that resulted in a serious salary cap hit.