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Former Flyers Prospect Embarrassed in Devastating Loss

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The Philadelphia Flyers are fine where they are now, but there’s no way around always being attached to this.

That fate was sealed the moment it happened.

On Saturday night, Massimo Rizzo and his No. 3 University of Denver knocked off Cutter Gauthier and his No. 1 Boston College in the NCAA Championship Game, 2-0, securing Denver’s NCAA-leading 10th national title. There’s seldom reason to hang your head after making it all the way to a championship game, unless you’re Gauthier.

I’ll take some time to live this one down.

Ahead of the game, the former Flyers prospect said, “It’s going to be epic. There’s going to be a lot of emotions, and a lot of tears for that team over there.”

Talk about writing checks that can’t be cashed.

Some have said online that Gauthier also said he would score some goals, but, in a 2-0 loss, that obviously didn’t happen. A clip of that isn’t readily available, so we will stick to what we know he said. And that’s bad enough.

As we know, Gauthier was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 8 in exchange for Jamie Drysdale and a 2025 second-round pick. Gauthier is now free to join Anaheim when he’s ready, except he’s not. Does that one sound familiar?

Danny Briere, John Tortorella, and the Flyers really appear to have dodged a massive bullet here, and made off like bandits while doing so. Gauthier, on the other hand, has been the butt of jokes amongst the hockey community once again, and again brought it upon himself.

It’s also unclear whether the Flyers plan to sign Rizzo to his entry-level contract, though that’s something that would make more sense for the offseason so as to avoid needlessly burning a year off the contract. If Rizzo does join the Flyers organization, expect an AHL tryout agreement instead.

In the meantime, enjoy the Gauthier jokes on the internet.

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