Not that anyone would be foolish enough to expect anything else, but one former Flyer has made it clear he will show no mercy tonight.
The Flyers have been used to having notorious goon Zac Rinaldo on their side of the ice for the better part of the last 5 years, now they will have to face the man who has a reputation for taking liberties with the health of opposing players.
As for what Rinaldo's mindset is heading into this game, it's clear, in a recent interview with CSNNE Rinaldo made it crystal clear he has no intention of showing any mercy.
"But there are no friends on the ice for me. That’s the way I’ve always been, and that’s the way it will be tonight.”"
Rinaldo wasn't done there however, he issued what sounded very much like a threat, stating that he believes no current member of the Flyers would dare challenge him on the ice.
“Nah…they know better,” said Rinaldo.
Something tells us the Flyers will have heard the comments by game time, and may not take them so kindly.