Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. phoned Paul Holmgren yesterday to wish the Flyers luck in the Stanley Cup finals. Having represented the National League in the last two World Series, Amaro knows what it's like to have the weight of the city on your shoulders.

"The Phillies' success over the last few years has motivated our guys to be better," Holmgren told Amaro on the call.

Multiple Flyers players have wondered aloud at what it would be like to be the center of a parade like the one the Phillies received in 2008 after capturing the city's first title in 25 years. Many of the current crop of Flyers were in attendance for some of the World Series games over the past 2 years.

In addition to posting a "Let's Go Flyers" image on their website, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman e-mailed Holmgren to offer well wishes on behalf of the organization. Also, Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski called Holmgren to offer his congratulations and best wishes.

Slap shots

The Flyers skated hard in a full-team practice for a little more than an hour yesterday . . . They will fly to Chicago this morning for an afternoon media-day session . . . Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Eric Lindros being TKO'd in the Eastern Conference finals by New Jersey's Scott Stevens, the final chapter of Lindros' brilliant but tenuous tenure with the Flyers.