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Philadelphia Flyers
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1967
History Philadelphia Flyers
1967–present
Home Arena Wachovia Center
City Flag of the United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colors Black, Orange, White
Media Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
CN8 Mid-Atlantic
WPSG-TV (CW Philly 57)
WIP (610 AM)
WPHT (1210 AM)
Owner(s) Comcast-Spectacor
General Manager Flag of the United States Paul Holmgren
Head Coach Flag of Canada John Stevens
Captain Flag of Canada Jason Smith
Minor League Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1973–74, 1974–75
Conference Championships 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1996–97
Division Championships 1967–68, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2003–04
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The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Part of the 1967 NHL Expansion, the Flyers were the first of these expansion teams to win the Stanley Cup in 1974 and again in 1975. Despite five return trips to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers have not won the Cup since. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... The Wachovia Center, formerly known as the CoreStates Center and the First Union Center, is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... CSN Philadelphia is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Philadelphia area. ... The Comcast Network (also known as CN8) is a cable television station that is transmitted from Maine to Virginia on Comcast cable systems. ... WPSG-TV (UPN 57) is the UPN television affiliate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... WIP is a Philadelphia radio station with an all-sports format. ... WPHT is a CBS Radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania broadcasting on 1210 kHz. ... Comcast-Spectacor is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based sports and entertainment company. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paul Howard Holmgren (born December 2, 1955 in St. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John A. Stevens (born May 4, 1966, in Campbellton, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and the head coach of the NHLs Philadelphia Flyers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other people with this name, see Jason Smith. ... The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Liberty Bell; public domain. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... NHL redirects here. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


More recently, the team suffered the worst season in franchise history in 2006–07, finishing dead last in the NHL standings, as well as missing the playoffs for the first time since 1994. (It was only the 8th time they had failed to qualify for the playoffs in their history.) The Flyers all-time winning percentage of .576 (as of the end of the 2006–07 season) is the second best in the NHL, behind only the Montreal Canadiens .591 winning percentage.[1] The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


The Flyers have played their home games on Broad Street since their inception, first at The Spectrum from 1967 until 1996, and then at the Wachovia Center from 1996 to the present. They have had rivalries with several teams over the years, the most heated rival of late being the New Jersey Devils, with whom the Flyers traded the Atlantic Division title with every season between 1995 and 2007 and have faced three times in the playoffs, winning once in 2004 and losing twice in 1995 and 2000. The Wachovia Spectrum (formerly known as the Spectrum (1967-1994), CoreStates Spectrum (1994-1998) and First Union Spectrum (1998-2003)) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Wachovia Center, formerly known as the CoreStates Center and the First Union Center, is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...

Contents

Pregame

Following the singing of God Bless America, they play Rebirthing by Skillet during the players warm-up.


Franchise history

The city of Philadelphia had been home to an NHL team before for one season; the Philadelphia Quakers during the 1930–31 season. After setting the NHL record for fewest wins in a season, they suspended operations for the next and subsequent seasons until they finally canceled the franchise in 1936. Philadelphia waited another 30 years for the NHL to return when in 1966, the league awarded an expansion franchise to the city. A name-the-team contest came down to two names--"Flyers" (the winning entry spelled the name "Fliers")[2] and "Quakers." However, new owner Ed Snider chose the name "Flyers" as it conveyed the motion and excitement that was to be consistent with both hockey in general, as well as the new Philadelphia club. It was also felt that "Quakers" was associated with losing. The following article is a chronicle of the history of the National Hockey Leagues Philadelphia Flyers. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional ice hockey team that played only one full season in the National Hockey League (NHL), 1930-31, at the Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... Edward M. Snider (born January 6, 1933, Washington, D.C.) is the Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, an entity which oversees the operation of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL franchise, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA franchise, the Philadelphia Phantoms minor league hockey team, the Wachovia Center, the Wachovia Spectrum, the regional sports network...


1967–1972

Beginning play in 1967–68, the Philadelphia Flyers made their debut on October 11, 1967, losing 5–1 on the road to the California Seals.[3] They won their first game a week later, defeating the St. Louis Blues on the road, 2–1.[4] The Flyers made their home debut in front of a crowd of 7,812, shutting out their intrastate rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, 1–0 on October 19.[5] The new teams were hampered by restrictive rules that kept all major talent with the Original Six. In the NHL Expansion Draft, most of the players available were either aging veterans or career minor-leaguers before expansion occurred. Among the Flyers' 20 selections were Bernie Parent, Ed Van Impe, Joe Watson, Lou Angotti, Leon Rochefort, and Gary Dornhoefer. Angotti was named the Flyers' first captain and Rochefort was the Flyers' top goal scorer that first season with a total of 21 goals. With all six expansion teams grouped into the same division, the Flyers were able to win the division with a sub-.500 record despite being forced to play their last seven home games on the road due to a storm blowing parts of the Spectrum's roof off.[6] Playoff success did not come so quickly, as the Flyers were upset by St. Louis in a first round, seven-game series. The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League. ... The St. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The 1967 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 6, 1967, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Bernard Marcel Parent (born April 3, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Ed Charles Van Impe (born on May 27, 1940 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Lou Angotti (born on January 16, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Leon Rochefort (Born - May 4, 1939 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional Hockey Centerman who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Atlanta Flames and Vancouver Canucks. ... Fans of old-fashioned, gritty, hard-working hockey players loved the style of Gary Dornhoefer, who will be forever remembered as one of the key figures on the famed Broad Street Bullies with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s. ... The Wachovia Spectrum (formerly known as the Spectrum (1967-1994), CoreStates Spectrum (1994-1998) and First Union Spectrum (1998-2003)) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Angotti left the team in the off-season and was replaced by Van Impe as team captain. Led by Van Impe and the team-leading 24 goals of Andre Lacroix, the Flyers struggled during their sophomore season by finishing 15 games under .500. Despite their poor regular season showing in 1968–69, they made the playoffs; however, they were manhandled by St. Louis in a four-game sweep. Not wanting his team to be physically outmatched again, owner Ed Snider instructed General Manager Bud Poile to acquire bigger, tougher players.[7] While head coach Keith Allen soon after replaced Poile as GM, this mandate eventually led to one of the most feared teams to ever take the ice in the NHL. The keystone of those teams was acquired when the Flyers took a chance on a 19-year-old diabetic from Flin Flon, Manitoba named Bobby Clarke with their second draft pick, 17th overall, in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. Keeping to Snider's mandate, the team also drafted future enforcer Dave Schultz 52nd overall. Norman R. Bud Poile (February 10, 1924 – January 4, 2005) was a professional hockey player, coach, general manager, and league executive. ... Keith Allen (b. ... Flin Flon, Manitoba-Saskatchewan (pop. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The 1969 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Dave Schultz was an ice hockey player in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s. ...


By the time training camp came around it was clear that Clarke was the best player on the team, and he quickly became a fan favorite. His 15 goals and 31 assists in his rookie season earned him a trip to the NHL All-Star Game. Despite his arrival, the team struggled in 1969–70 recording only 17 wins--the fewest in franchise history (as of completion of the 2006–07 season). They lost the tiebreaker for the final playoff spot to Oakland, missing the playoffs for the first time. In 1970–71 the Flyers returned to the playoffs, but were swept by the Chicago Black Hawks in the first round. Even though the team had improved their record in his second season behind the bench, head coach Vic Stasiuk was replaced by Fred Shero in the off-season. The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Vic John Stasiuk (born May 23, 1929 in Lethbridge, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and a former NHL head coach. ... Fred Shero (October 23, 1925 - November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ...


Clarke continued to progress as he led the team in scoring in 1971–72 and became the first Flyer to win an NHL award, the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. However, in the season's final game, the Flyers needed a win or a tie against the second-year Buffalo Sabres to beat out Pittsburgh for the final playoff spot. The score was tied late in the game, but with just four seconds on the clock, former Flyer Gerry Meehan took a shot from 80 feet away that somehow eluded Flyers goalie Doug Favell.[8] The Flyers lost the tiebreaker to Pittsburgh and missed the playoffs. As it turned out, it was the last time the Flyers missed the playoffs for 18 years. Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... Gerry Meehan (Born: September 3, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada-) is a retired Canadian professional hockey leftwinger. ... Doug Robert Favell (born April 5, 1945 in St. ...


1972–1976

It was during the 1972–73 season that the Flyers shed the mediocre expansion team label and became the intimidating Broad Street Bullies, a nickname coined by Jack Chevalier and Pete Cafone of the Philadelphia Bulletin on January 3, 1973 due to the team's brawling ways.[9] That same month, Clarke was the youngest player (at that time) in NHL history to be named team captain, replacing Ed Van Impe. Rick MacLeish became the first Flyer to score 50 goals in a season and the Flyers recorded their first winning season. An overtime goal by Gary Dornhoefer in Game 5 turned the tide of their first round series with the Minnesota North Stars in the Flyers' favor, as the Flyers got their first playoff series win in six games. They were outmatched in the semifinals by the Montreal Canadiens, however, losing in five games. After the season, Clarke was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player. The Philadelphia Bulletin was a daily evening newspaper published from 1847 to 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Rick MacLeish (born 3 January 1950 in Cannington, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers, Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings. ... Fans of old-fashioned, gritty, hard-working hockey players loved the style of Gary Dornhoefer, who will be forever remembered as one of the key figures on the famed Broad Street Bullies with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967 to 1993. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...

Bernie Parent on the cover of TIME Magazine.[10]

Goaltender Bernie Parent, an "Original Flyer", returned to the franchise in the off-season, and the Flyers proved that the expansion teams could challenge the Original Six in 1973–74. The Bullies continued their rough-and-tumble ways, led by Dave Schultz's 348 penalty minutes, and reached the top of the West Division with a record of 50–16–12. The return of Parent proved to be of great benefit as he established himself as one of if not the best goaltender in the league by winning 47 games, a record which stood for 33 years. Since the Flyers, along with Chicago, allowed the fewest goals in the league, Parent also shared the Vezina Trophy with Chicago's Tony Esposito. Image File history File links Parenttime. ... Image File history File links Parenttime. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... Dave Schultz was an ice hockey player in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... Anthony James Esposito (born April 23, 1943 in Sault Ste. ...


Come playoff time, the Flyers swept the Atlanta Flames in four games in the first round. In the semifinals, the Flyers faced the New York Rangers. The series, which saw the home team win every game, went seven games. Fortunately for the Flyers, they had home ice advantage as they advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals by winning Game 7. Their opponent, Bobby Orr and the Boston Bruins, took Game 1 in Boston, but Bobby Clarke scored an overtime goal in Game 2 to even the series. The Flyers won Games 3 and 4 at home to take a 3–1 series lead, but Boston won Game 5 to stave off elimination. That set the stage for Game 6 at the Spectrum. The Flyers picked up the lead early when Rick MacLeish scored a first period goal. Late in the game, Orr hauled down Clarke on a breakaway, a penalty which assured the Flyers of victory. Time expired as the Flyers brought the Stanley Cup to Philadelphia for the first time. Parent, having shutout Boston in Game 6, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Playoff MVP. The Flyers won the NHL Stanley Cup in only their 7th season of existence. The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman, and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


In 1974–75, Schultz topped his mark from the previous season by setting an NHL record for penalty minutes (472 in all). Clarke's efforts earned him his second Hart Trophy and Parent was the lone recipient of the Vezina Trophy. The Flyers as a team improved their record slightly with a mark of 51–18–11, the best record in the league. After a first-round bye, the Flyers easily swept the Toronto Maple Leafs and were presented with another New York-area team in the semifinals. The Flyers looked to be headed toward another sweep against the New York Islanders after winning the first three games. The Islanders, however, fought back by winning the next three games, setting up a deciding seventh game. The Flyers were finally able to shut the door on the Islanders, winning Game 7, 4–1. For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


Facing Buffalo in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers won the first two games at home. Game 3, played in Buffalo, would go down in hockey lore as The Fog Game due to an unusual May heat wave in Buffalo which forced parts of the game to be played in heavy fog, as Buffalo's arena lacked air conditioning. The Flyers lost Games 3 and 4, but won Game 5 at home in dominating fashion, 5–1. On the road for Game 6, Bob Kelly scored the decisive goal and Parent pitched another shutout (a playoff record fifth shutout) as the Flyers repeated as Stanley Cup Champions. Parent also repeated as the playoff MVP, winning a second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy. Robert James Hound Dog Kelly (born November 25, 1950 in Oakville, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ...

Kate Smith's statue outside The Spectrum. When her rendition of "God Bless America" is played or sung prior to games, the Flyers have a record of 71 wins, 19 losses, and 3 ties.
Kate Smith's statue outside The Spectrum. When her rendition of "God Bless America" is played or sung prior to games, the Flyers have a record of 71 wins, 19 losses, and 3 ties.[11]

The highlight of the 1975–76 season had no bearing on the season standings. On January 11 at the Spectrum, the Flyers, as part of the Super Series '76, played a memorable exhibition game against the Soviet Union's dominant Central Red Army team. As the Bullies had put intimidation to good use the past three years, the Flyers' rugged style of play led the Soviets to leave the ice midway through the first period, protesting a hit on Valeri Kharlamov, whom Clarke had slashed on the ankle in the famous Summit Series '72, by Ed Van Impe. After some delay, the Soviets returned after they were warned that they would lose their salary for the entire series. The Flyers went on to win the game rather easily, 4–1, and were the only team to defeat the Red Army outright in the series. Head coach Fred Shero proclaimed, "Yes we are world champions. If they had won, they would have been world champions. We beat the hell out of a machine."[12] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986) was an American singer (born in Washington, D.C.), best known for her rendition of Irving Berlins God Bless America. She was one of Americas most beloved entertainers, with a radio, TV and recording career that spanned five decades... The Wachovia Spectrum (formerly known as the Spectrum (1967-1994), CoreStates Spectrum (1994-1998) and First Union Spectrum (1998-2003)) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about exhibition ice hockey games from 1976 to 1991. ... Philadelphia Flyers versus USSR Red Army team (Central Sports Army Club Moscow, Russian: ХК ЦСКА Москва) HC CSKA Moscow was one of the most dominant sports teams in history, winning the Soviet championship for 13 consecutive years between 1977 and 1989. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... HC CSKA Moscow (Central Sports Army Hockey Club Moscow, Russian: ХК ЦСКА Москва) is a Russian ice hockey club. ... Valery Kharlamov (January 14, 1948 - August 27, 1981) was a star ice hockey player from the Soviet Union. ... For other uses, see Summit Series (disambiguation). ...


The Flyers recorded the best record in team history (points wise) with a record of 51–13–16. The LCB line, featuring Reggie Leach at right-wing, Clarke at center, and Bill Barber at left-wing, set an NHL record for goals by a single line with 141 (Leach 61, Clarke 30, Barber 50). Clarke, on his way to a third Hart Trophy, set a club record for points in one season with 119. Heading into the playoffs, the Flyers squeaked past Toronto in seven games and defeated Boston in five games, Game 5 featuring a five-goal outburst by Leach, the Riverton Rifle, to head to a third straight appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. However, the Flyers didn't come close to a third straight championship without an injured Bernie Parent, as they ran into an up-and-coming dynasty in Montreal, and were swept in four straight games. Despite the loss, Leach was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for scoring a record 19 goals in 16 playoff games. Reginald Joseph Leach (born 23 April 1950 in Riverton, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL between 1970 and 1983. ... William Charles Bill Barber (born July 11, 1952 in Callander, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. ... Riverton is a small village in the province of Manitoba in Canada located approximately 110 kilometers north of Winnipeg. ... For other uses, see Rifle (disambiguation). ...


1976–1984

Dethroned, the heyday of the Broad Street Bullies came to an end, as prior to the 1976–77 season, tough-guy Dave Schultz was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Despite a slight drop-off in performance, the Flyers dominated the Patrick Division with what proved to be their 4th straight division title. After disposing of Toronto in six games, the Flyers found themselves in the semifinals for the fifth consecutive season. Pitted against Boston, the Flyers lost Games 1 and 2 at home in overtime and did not return home as they were swept in four straight games. The Flyers lost their hold on the Patrick Division in 1977–78 and settled for second place. After sweeping the Colorado Rockies in 2 games in the preliminary round, the Flyers moved on to beat Buffalo in five games. They faced Boston in the semifinals for the second consecutive season, and lost again, this time in five games. Following the season, the Flyers were stunned when head coach Fred Shero left to become general manager and head coach of the Rangers. As compensation for The Fog, the Flyers received the Rangers' first-round draft pick in 1978. The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Colorado Rockies was a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado from 1976 to 1982. ...


Bob McCammon, who had just coached the Flyers' first year AHL Maine Mariners farm club to a Calder Cup title, replaced Shero behind the bench. After a slow start in 1978–79 the Flyers switched McCammon with Pat Quinn, Shero's previous assistant coach, who had replaced McCammon with the Mariners. Adding to the problems, Bernie Parent suffered a career-ending eye injury. The Flyers rallied under Quinn and finished in 2nd place. Matched-up against the Vancouver Canucks in the preliminary round, the Flyers won the series in three games. The Flyers' season came to an end against Fred Shero's Rangers in a five-game quarterfinal loss. Bob McCammon (born April 14, 1941 in Kenora, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach and general manager. ... The Maine Mariners were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Calder Cup is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. ... For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


The Flyers began the 1979–80 season with a somewhat controversial move by naming Clarke a playing assistant coach and giving the captaincy to Mel Bridgman. While Clarke was against this initially, he accepted his new role. The Flyers went undefeated for a North American professional sports record 35 straight games (25–0–10), a record that still stands to this day.[13] In doing so, the Flyers wrapped up the Patrick Division title with 14 games to spare and the No.1 overall seed in the playoffs. Their regular-season success continued into the playoffs, as the Flyers swept a young Wayne Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers in the first round, then went on to get revenge against Fred Shero and his Rangers by beating them in five before disposing of Minnesota in five to lock up a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. Facing the Islanders for the Cup, the Flyers ultimately lost in six games on Bob Nystrom's overtime Cup-winning goal. The end result of the series was marred by controversy, as the Islanders were offside on the play that resulted in their fourth goal, but the call was not made. Linesman Leon Stickle admitted after the game that he had blown the call.[14] Melvin John Bridgman (born on April 28, 1955 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons from 1975-76 until 1988-89. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Bob Nystrom (born October 10, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former ice hockey right-winger. ... For other uses, see Offside. ...


The Flyers made early playoff exits the next four years, including three first round exits in a row. After a tough, five-game preliminary round series win against the Quebec Nordiques, the team's 1980–81 season came to an end as they lost in the quarterfinals to the Calgary Flames in seven games. They lost to the Rangers two years in a row in 1981–82 and 1982–83 and then were swept by the Washington Capitals in 1983–84. It was after the latter of these playoff losses that Bobby Clarke retired and was named Vice President and General Manager of the team. The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


1984–1992

Mike Keenan, a relative unknown at the time, was hired in 1984 to coach the team, and named second-year player Dave Poulin team captain. Behind the goaltending of Pelle Lindbergh (who led the league with 40 wins and won the Vezina Trophy), the Flyers won a franchise-record 53 games, the best in the league. The Flyers rolled through the playoffs by sweeping the Rangers in three games, defeating the Islanders in five, and beating Quebec in six to return to the Stanley Cup Finals. Though they defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Oilers in Game 1 by a score of 4–1 at home, Edmonton won the next four games and the series. A month into the 1985–86 season, Pelle Lindbergh was fatally injured in a car accident. The team rallied and showed perseverance by garnering the best record in the Wales Conference and matching their win total (53) from the previous year. Tim Kerr scored 58 goals and the defense pairing of Howe and Brad McCrimmon led the league in plus/minus, a +85 and a +83 respectively. Bob Froese filled in admirably in net for Lindbergh, being named a 2nd Team All-Star and sharing the William M. Jennings Trophy with teammate Darren Jensen. Despite their regular season success, an emotionally exhausted Flyers team lost in the first round of the playoffs to a "Cinderella" Rangers team in five games. Michael Edward Keenan (born October 21, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) is the current head coach of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and former General Manager of the Florida Panthers. ... Dave Poulin (born December 17, 1958, in Timmins, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey centre. ... Per-Eric Pelle Lindbergh (May 24, 1959 – November 10, 1985) was a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Tim Kerr (born 5 January 1960 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1980 and 1993. ... Brad McCrimmon (born 23 March 1959 in Dodsland, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL between 1979 and 1997. ... Bob Froese was a National Hockey League goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ... Darren Jensen (born May 27, 1960 in Creston, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... In American and Canadian sports, a Cinderella refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected. ...


In 1986 the Flyers were rejuvenated by the addition of another Vezina Trophy goaltender between the pipes, with Ron Hextall from Brandon, Manitoba. In his rookie season, he became the third Flyers goaltender to win the Vezina Trophy, joining Parent and Lindbergh. With Hextall providing the critical stops at crucial times, the Flyers captured a third-straight Patrick Division title, and were able to gain revenge on the Rangers by beating them in six games, as well as surviving a tough seven-game test from a gritty Islanders club. The Flyers then defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Canadiens in a fiery six game series (notable for a famous bench-clearing brawl during the Game 6 warmup) to win the Wales Conference and return to the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately, three bruising playoff series in a row had taken their physical toll and the Flyers became decimated by injuries, the most significant of which was losing Kerr for the remainder of the playoffs. After falling behind 3 games to 1 in the Stanley Cup finals, the Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit on the road in Game 5 to extend the series, then won Game 6 at home with another stunning comeback. However they could not overcome the odds a third time and eventually succumbed to the highly-favored Oilers 3-1 in Game 7. Oddly enough, Hextall was voted playoff MVP, the second such time a Flyer won the Conn Smythe Trophy despite being on the losing team, the other being another Manitoban, Reggie Leach, in 1976. Ron niggerdick Hextall (born May 3, 1964 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender most often associated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ... Brandon Manitoba, a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ...


The Flyers stumbled in 1987–88, finishing third in the Patrick Division (after a first-place finish the previous three years). Hextall became the first NHL goaltender to score a goal by firing the puck into an empty net in a December 8 game against Boston. In their first round playoff series with Washington, the Flyers blew a 3–1 series lead as Washington forced a Game 7. They then blew a 3–0 lead in Game 7 as Washington won in overtime 5–4. It was because of this playoff collapse that "Iron Mike" was fired. Paul Holmgren was named Keenan's replacement, the first time a former Flyer was named the club's head coach. Despite finishing at the .500 mark in 1988–89, the Flyers made the playoffs for the 17th consecutive season. Facing first-place Washington in the first round, the Flyers pulled off the upset in six games. Ron Hextall managed to score another empty-net goal in the waning moments of Game 5, becoming the first NHL goalie to score a goal in the playoffs. The Flyers then defeated Pittsburgh in seven games to make the Wales Conference Finals before bowing out to Montreal in six games. Paul Howard Holmgren (born December 2, 1955 in St. ...


The 1989–90 season got off to a bad start for the Flyers, and continued to get worse. Hextall missed all but eight games due to suspension, contract holdout issues and injury, the suspension given for attacking Chris Chelios at the end of the Montreal playoff series the previous spring. Holmgren replaced Dave Poulin as captain in December with Ron Sutter, which led to Poulin's (and later that season, Brian Propp's) trade to Boston. As a result, the Flyers missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 1972. Bobby Clarke, having been with the Flyers organization since he was drafted in 1969, was fired and replaced as GM by Russ Farwell; Clarke resurfaced with the Minnesota North Stars. Hextall continued to be hampered by injuries during the 1990–91 season. He only played in 36 games and as a result the Flyers missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year, finishing fifth in the division and three points short of a playoff spot after a late-season collapse. Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, earning many awards during his long career. ... Ron Sutter (born 2 December 1963 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey center. ... Russ Farwell (from Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the owner, governor, and general manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967 to 1993. ...


Prior to the 1991–92 season, the Flyers acquired Rod Brind'Amour from St. Louis. Brind'Amour led the Flyers in goals (33), assists (44), and points (77) in his first season with the club. With Ron Sutter gone to St. Louis in the Brind'Amour trade, Rick Tocchet was named team captain. As the Flyers continued to flounder, Paul Holmgren was fired midway through the season and replaced by Bill Dineen, father of Flyer Kevin Dineen. On February 19, the Flyers and Pittsburgh made a major five-player deal which featured Tocchet — who never grew comfortably into the role of captain — heading to Pittsburgh and Mark Recchi coming to Philadelphia. Recchi recorded 27 points in his first 22 games as a Flyer, but the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year, due in large part to an awful road record (10–26–4). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard Tocchet (born on April 9, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... William Patrick Bill Dineen (born September 18, 1932 in Arvida, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player and head coach. ... Kevin William Dineen (born October 28, 1963, Quebec City, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player and is currently the head coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. ... Mark Recchi (born February 1, 1968 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) is an ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League. ...


1992–2000

In June 1992, the Flyers persuaded Clarke to return to the team as senior vice president after Jay Snider won the hard fought arbitration battle for 1991 #1 overall pick Eric Lindros against the Rangers. It was determined that Quebec had made a deal with the Flyers before making a deal with the Rangers. In order to acquire Lindros' rights, the Flyers parted with six players, trading Steve Duchesne, Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, a 1993 first round draft pick (Jocelyn Thibault), a 1994 first round draft pick (Nolan Baumgartner), and $15 million to Quebec. This deal ultimately turned the Flyers around and led them back to the playoffs and top of the conference. Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Steve Duchesne (born June 30, 1965 in Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL from 1986-87 until 2001-02. ...   (born July 20, 1973) is a Swedish professional ice hockey center for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Kerry Huffman (born January 3, 1968 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman. ... Michael Mike Ricci (born 27 October 1971 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL.Is married to Destinie Rivas R // Mike Ricci was selected 4th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. ... Chris Simon (born January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Chris Simon is the jerk who hit a guy in the head with his stick. ... Jocelyn Thibault (born January 12, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Nolan Baumgartner (born on March 23, 1976 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey defenceman currently playing for the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL. // Baumgartner was chosen by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round, 10th overall of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ...


The trio of Lindros, Recchi, and Brent Fedyk formed the Crazy Eights line in Lindros' first two years in the league, the eights being the player's jersey numbers (88, 8, and 18 respectively). In 1992–93, Recchi set the franchise record for points in a season with 123 (53 goals, 70 assists) and Lindros scored 41 goals in 61 games. After struggling early the Flyers made a run at the playoffs, but came four points short of the last spot. Head coach Bill Dineen was fired at the season's end, while Clarke left town again to become general manager of the expansion Florida Panthers. Brent Fedyk (born March 3, 1967, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ...


For 1993–94, Terry Simpson was hired as the new head coach in hopes that the Flyers would finally return to playoff contention after four consecutive off-years. Recchi recorded 107 points (40 goals, 67 assists) and Lindros 97 (44 goals, 53 assists) while Mikael Renberg set a Flyers rookie record with 82 points. Offense was generated yet the Flyers still failed to clinch a playoff berth, again falling four points short of the final playoff spot. Jay Snider stepped down as President, forcing his father Ed Snider to take over day-to-day operations. The elder Snider had decided he had seen enough of Farwell as GM, and began courting Bobby Clarke to leave his GM post with Florida to return to Philadelphia. Farwell's last move as GM was firing Simpson after a lackluster performance. Terry Simpson (born August 30, 1943 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. ... Mikael Renberg (born May 5, 1972 in PiteÃ¥, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey player with the Toronto Maple Leafs. ...


Bobby Clarke returned to the General Manager position prior to the 1994–95 season and immediately began putting his stamp on the team. New head coach Terry Murray replaced Kevin Dineen as team captain with Lindros prior to the start of training camp. In order to shore up the defense, Ron Hextall was re-acquired from the Islanders and high-scoring winger Recchi was traded to Montreal for John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, and Gilbert Dionne early in the abbreviated season. Lindros and LeClair teamed with Renberg to form the Legion of Doom line, a mix of scoring talent and physical intimidation. Lindros came in second to Jaromir Jagr by a tiebreaker in the race for the Art Ross Trophy, but made up for it by capturing the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP. The playoff drought came to an end as the Flyers won their first division title in eight years and clinched the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference. After dispatching Buffalo in five and sweeping the defending Stanley Cup champion Rangers, the Flyers lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the eventual-champion New Jersey Devils in six games. Terry Murray is the former head coach of the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers. ... John Clark LeClair (born July 5, 1969 in St. ... Éric Desjardins (born June 14, 1969 in Rouyn, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Gilbert Dionne (born September 19, 1970 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played six seasons in the National Hockey League from 1990-91 until 1995-96. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


Lindros eclipsed the 100-point mark for the first time in 1995–96, gathering 115 points, and LeClair scored 51 goals, as the Flyers repeated as Atlantic Division champs and clinched the No.1 seed in the East. Facing the 8th-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning, the Flyers dropped two of the first three games. They rallied by winning three straight games to win the series. After taking two of the first three games against their second-round opponent, Florida, the Flyers were defeated in overtime in Game 4 and double-overtime in Game 5. An upstart Florida club with stellar goaltending from John Vanbiesbrouck ended the Flyers' season in Game 6. The Flyers said goodbye to the Spectrum and prepared to open a new arena - the CoreStates Center - for the next season. The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... John Vanbiesbrouck (born September 4, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender, who was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. ... The Wachovia Center, formerly known as the CoreStates Center and the First Union Center, is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Though Lindros missed 30 games in 1996–97, LeClair still managed to score 50 goals for the second consecutive year. Despite finishing just one point shy of a third straight Atlantic Division title, the Flyers blitzed their way through the Eastern Conference playoffs. Backstopped by the goaltending tandem of Hextall and Garth Snow, the Flyers dominated Pittsburgh, Buffalo and the Rangers all in five games apiece to win the Eastern Conference championship, and clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1986–87. However, their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings, swept the Flyers in four straight games, the flyers managed 6 goals in 4 games and the Red Wings held Lindros scoreless aside from a meaningless goal in the waning seconds of the final game. After Game 3, Terry Murray said that the team was in a "choking situation". It is said this remark cost Murray his job, as he was fired soon after. Garth E. Snow (born on July 28, 1969 in Wrentham, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and is currently the general manager for the New York Islanders of the NHL. // Garth Snow was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques out of Mount Saint Charles Academy in the sixth round... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


The man picked to replace Murray, Wayne Cashman, was deemed ill-suited for the job as the Flyers played inconsistently throughout the 1997–98 season. With 21 games to go in the season, Roger Neilson took over as coach while Cashman was retained as an assistant. John LeClair was able to score at least 50 goals for the third consecutive year (netting 51), the first time for an American-born player, and goaltender Sean Burke was acquired at the trade deadline. Burke proved ineffective in net, as the Flyers were eliminated in the first round by Buffalo in five games. In the off-season, the Flyers went looking for a new goaltender. Burke was let go and Hextall was about to enter his final season as a backup. They chose to sign former Panther John Vanbiesbrouck over former Oiler Curtis Joseph, who ended up signing with Toronto. The 1998–99 season was marred by a life-threatening injury sustained by Eric Lindros on April Fools' Day during a game against the Nashville Predators, a season-ending injury later diagnosed as a collapsed lung. Up until that point, Lindros was having an MVP-type season with 40 goals and 53 assists in 71 games. Without Lindros, the Flyers had trouble scoring in the playoffs even after having re-acquired Mark Recchi at the trade deadline. Although Vanbiesbrouck allowed nine goals to Joseph's eleven allowed, the Flyers lost their first round series with Toronto in six games. Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian NHL coach and former player. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ... This article is about ice hockey goaltender. ... John Vanbiesbrouck (born September 4, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender, who was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. ... Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL. // Playing career Joseph is nicknamed Cujo and has played wearing the number 31 for the St. ... April Fools Day and April Fools Day redirect here. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


One of the most tumultuous seasons in franchise history, 1999–2000, actually started in July three months prior to the start of the regular season. In the span of a few days, longtime broadcaster Gene Hart died due to illness and defenseman Dmitri Tertyshny, coming off his rookie season, was fatally injured in a freak boating accident. The season itself was no better as head coach Roger Neilson was diagnosed with bone cancer, forcing him to step aside in February 2000 to undergo treatment. Assistant coach Craig Ramsay took over as interim coach for the rest of the season. In January, longtime Flyer and fan favorite Rod Brind'Amour was shipped to Carolina for Keith Primeau, with the intention of acquiring a big center to complement Eric Lindros. Meanwhile, the strife between Flyers management (particularly Clarke) and Lindros, continued to worsen. Less than a month after Ramsay took over, Lindros suffered his second concussion of the season. He played several games after the initial hit and afterwards criticized the team's training staff for failing to initially diagnose the concussion after it happened. It was after this that the Flyers' organization decided to strip Lindros of the captaincy on March 27 and sew the C on the sweater of defenseman Eric Desjardins. Gene Hart (June 28, 1931 - July 14, 1999) was an American Professional Sports Announcer for the Philadelphia Flyers of the Nation Hockey League and the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League. ... Dmitri Tertyshny (December 26, 1976 - July 23, 1999) was a defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ... Craig Ramsay (born 17 March 1951 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL from 1971 to 1985. ... Keith Primeau (born November 24, 1971, in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Éric Desjardins (born June 14, 1969 in Rouyn, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ...


With Lindros out indefinitely, the Flyers rallied to overcome the distractions and a 15-point deficit in the standings to win the Atlantic Division and the No. 1 seed in the East on the last day of the regular season. They easily defeated their first round opponent, Buffalo, in five games. Primeau's goal in the fifth overtime of Game 4 against the team's second-round opponent, Pittsburgh, turned that series in the Flyers' favor as they won in six games, coming back from a 2–0 series deficit. After dropping Game 1 to New Jersey in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Flyers peeled off three straight wins to take a 3–1 series lead. But New Jersey refused to give up. After New Jersey won Game 5, Lindros returned to the lineup for the first time since March for Game 6 in another losing effort. Early in Game 7, Lindros was on the receiving end of a hit by Scott Stevens, giving him another concussion and leaving the Philadelphia crowd deflated. Without Lindros, the Flyers lost the decisive game by a score of 2–1. It was the 2nd time in franchise history the team lost a series after being up 3 games to 1. To add insult to injury, New Jersey went on to win the Stanley Cup. For other persons named Scott Stevens, see Scott Stevens (disambiguation). ...


2000–2006

Lindros would never wear a Flyers uniform again, as he sat out the season awaiting a trade. Also, Craig Ramsay retained the head coaching position as Neilson was not asked to return, which became a matter of some controversy. Ramsay only lasted until December when he was replaced by former Flyer great Bill Barber. Brian Boucher, who as a rookie backstopped the Flyers' playoff run the previous season, couldn't duplicate his performance in 2000–01 and therefore lost the starting goaltending job to Roman Cechmanek, a former star goalie in the Czech Republic. The performance of Cechmanek, worthy of a Vezina nomination, helped the Flyers stay afloat, but they lost in the first round to Buffalo in six games. Brian Boucher (born January 2, 1977 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Roman ÄŒechmánek (born March 2, 1971 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. ...


In the off-season, the Flyers re-vamped their lineup by signing Jeremy Roenick and finally trading Lindros to the Rangers for Kim Johnsson, Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl, and a 2003 3rd-round draft pick (Stefan Ruzicka). Desjardins stepped down as team captain eight games into the season and was replaced by Primeau. The Flyers began 2001–02 with high expectations and with Roenick leading the team in scoring the Flyers finished with an Atlantic Division title. The power play was one of the NHL's worst however, so Adam Oates, the third leading point-producer in the league at the time, was acquired from Washington at the trade deadline. It was of no benefit as the Flyers couldn't muster much offense, scoring only two goals in their five-game, first-round playoff loss to the Ottawa Senators. They only led once during the entire series--an overtime win in game one. It turned out there was much discontent in the locker room as Bill Barber was fired. The Flyers hired a proven winner when they turned to former Dallas Stars and Stanley Cup-winning head coach Ken Hitchcock. Jeremy Shaffer Roenick (born January 17, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the San Jose Sharks. ... Kim Johnsson (born March 16, 1976 in Malmö, Sweden) is a swedish ice hockey defenceman. ... Jan Hlaváč (born September 20, 1976 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech ice hockey player. ... Pavel Brendl (born March 23, 1981 in Opocno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who was drafted fourth overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. ... Adam Oates (born August 27, 1962 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey center who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... Ken Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) also known as Hitch is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, currently head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets . ...


In 2002–03, Roman Cechmanek had a 1.83 GAA and the Flyers acquired Sami Kapanen and Tony Amonte prior to the trade deadline; however, they fell one point short of a second straight Atlantic Division title. As a result, the Flyers endured a long, brutal seven-game first round match-up with Toronto that featured three multiple overtime games, all in Toronto. After winning Game 7, 6–1, the Flyers fought Ottawa in the second round with equal vigor as they split the first four games of the series, Cechmanek earning shutouts in both wins. Cechmanek's inconsistency showed through, however, as he allowed ten goals in the final two games and Ottawa advanced in six games. Cechmanek was traded to Los Angeles for a 2004 second round draft pick during the off-season despite having the second-best goals-against average in the league over his three years in Philadelphia. Sami Kapanen (born 14 June 1973, in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. He is the older brother of Kimmo Kapanen. ... Anthony Lewis Tony Amonte (born August 2, 1970 in Hingham, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey right winger. ...

Simon Gagne, seen here playing for Team Canada, is currently the longest tenured Flyer.
Simon Gagne, seen here playing for Team Canada, is currently the longest tenured Flyer.

Free-agent goaltender Jeff Hackett was signed from Boston to replace Cechmanek and challenge backup Robert Esche for the No.1 spot in 2003–04, but Hackett was forced to retire in February due to vertigo. During the course of the season, serious injuries suffered by both Roenick (broken jaw) and Primeau (concussion) in February forced the Flyers to trade for Chicago's Alexei Zhamnov, who filled in well and kept the Flyers afloat. On March 5, 2004 the Flyers set an NHL record in a game against Ottawa where they set a combined record of 419 penalty minutes in a single game. Esche entrenched himself as starter and remained in that position even after the Flyers re-acquired Sean Burke from the Phoenix Coyotes as the Flyers clinched the Atlantic Division title over New Jersey on the last day of the season. Though solid in net, Esche's performance was trumped by the play of captain Keith Primeau in the playoffs. Primeau led the Flyers past the defending Stanley Cup Champion Devils in five, and Toronto in six on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals and a match-up with Tampa Bay. Despite winning Game 6 on the late-game heroics of Primeau and winger Simon Gagne, the Flyers came up short once again losing Game 7 in Tampa, 2–1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Simon Gagné (February 29, 1980, Ste Foy, Quebec) is a player with the Philadelphia Flyers, National Hockey League club. ... Jeff Hackett (born June 1, 1968 in London, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Robert Esche (born January 22, 1978 in Whitesboro, New York) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Alexei Yuryevich Zhamnov (Russian: ; born 1 October 1970 in Moscow, U.S.S.R.) is a retired Russian professional ice hockey player. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Simon Gagné (February 29, 1980, Ste Foy, Quebec) is a player with the Philadelphia Flyers, National Hockey League club. ...


With the NHL preparing for looming labor unrest, the Flyers let their leading scorer, Mark Recchi, leave for Pittsburgh during the off-season. Unsure about what the future would bring, the Flyers were unsure about Recchi's worth. The NHL Lockout forced the cancellation of the 2004–05 NHL season. The Flyers were one of the more active teams once the NHL Lockout came to an end. Replacing the high-profile names of Amonte, LeClair, and Roenick were superstar Peter Forsberg, along with defensemen Derian Hatcher and Mike Rathje, as well as several players from the Calder Cup-winning Philadelphia Phantoms. When all was said and done, the team had experienced a turnover of nearly two-thirds of the roster.   (born July 20, 1973) is a Swedish professional ice hockey center for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Derian Hatcher (born June 4, 1972 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Mike Rathje (May 11, 1974 -, born Mannville, Alberta, Alberta) is an ice hockey defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


The Flyers began the season with lofty expectations. Despite being hampered by injuries prior to and during 2005–06, the Flyers lived up to those expectations in the first half of the season, reaching the top of the league standings in January while simultaneously holding a ten-point lead in the Atlantic Division. The Deuces Wild line of Forsberg, Gagne, and Mike Knuble recorded 75, 79, and 65 points respectively while Gagne, with Forsberg feeding him, scored a career high of 47 goals. However, the injuries began to accumulate and take their toll, the most crippling of which was Keith Primeau season-ending concussion. All told, the Flyers were third in the NHL with 388 man-games lost to injury, tops amongst playoff teams.[15] The second half of the regular season was defined by a record hovering around .500, sending the Flyers on a steady slide in the standings. The Flyers fell short of an Atlantic Division title, finishing second by tie-breaker to New Jersey, drawing the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round match-up with fourth-seeded Buffalo. The Flyers lost the series in six games. Michael Knuble (born July 4, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian-born American professional right winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. // He was raised in Kentwood, Michigan to Latvian-American parents. ...


2006–present

Kyle Calder (19), Jeff Carter (17), and Sami Kapanen (24) faceoff against the New York Rangers on January 4, 2007.
Kyle Calder (19), Jeff Carter (17), and Sami Kapanen (24) faceoff against the New York Rangers on January 4, 2007.

The Flyers' 40th year anniversary season turned out to be the worst in franchise history. Having lost Michal Handzus in a trade with Chicago, Kim Johnsson to free agency and Eric Desjardins and team captain Keith Primeau to retirement in the off-season, the Flyers found themselves without many leaders to guide the team. Peter Forsberg replaced Primeau as team captain, but a chronic foot injury had him in and out of the lineup throughout the season and limited his effectiveness. Eight games into the regular season and with a record of 1–6–1, General Manager Bobby Clarke resigned and head coach Ken Hitchcock was fired. Assistant coach John Stevens replaced Hitchcock and assistant general manager Paul Holmgren took on Clarke's responsibilities on an interim basis. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 428 × 599 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 2100 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 428 × 599 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 2100 pixel, file size: 2. ... Kyle Calder (born on January 5, 1979 in Mannville, Alberta, Canada) is a is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. // Calder began his career by playing junior hockey for the Regina Pats of the WHL. After scoring over fifty points... Jeff Carter (born January 1, 1985 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. // Jeff Carter began his hockey career with the Sault Ste. ... Sami Kapanen (born 14 June 1973, in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. He is the older brother of Kimmo Kapanen. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Michal HandzuÅ¡ (Born March 11, 1977, in Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovakian professional ice hockey player. ... John A. Stevens (born May 4, 1966, in Campbellton, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and the head coach of the NHLs Philadelphia Flyers. ...


The changes did little to improve the Flyers fortunes in 2006–07 as setting franchise records for futility became the norm. They had several multiple-game losing streaks including a franchise worst 10-game losing streak and a 13-game home losing streak that stretched from November 29 to February 10. Ultimately, the Flyers finished with a 22–48–12 record--the most losses and the worst winning percentage in franchise history, and the worst record in the league. They also set the NHL record for the biggest points drop off in the standings in a one-year span (101 points in 2005–06 to 56 points in 2006–07, a difference of 45 points).


With the team clearly on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, Holmgren set his sights on rebuilding the team and preparing for the future. Forsberg, unwilling to commit to playing next season, was traded to Nashville for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, and 2007 1st and 3rd-round draft picks. Veteran defenseman Alexei Zhitnik was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for prospect defenseman Braydon Coburn and disappointing off-season acquisition Kyle Calder was sent to the Detroit Red Wings via Chicago in exchange for defenseman Lasse Kukkonen. The Flyers also acquired goaltender Martin Biron from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2007 2nd-round pick. Given wide praise for his efforts, the Flyers gave Holmgren a two-year contract and removed the interim label from his title. Scottie Upshall (born October 7, 1983 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. // Upshall began catching scouts eyes as a member of the 2000 Royal Bank Cup winning Fort McMurray Oil Barons. ... Ryan Parent (born March 17, 1987 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada but grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Alexei Zhitnik (born 10 October 1972 in Kiev, U.S.S.R.) is a Ukrainian ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. ... The Thrashers take the puck into the offensive zone against the St. ... Braydon Coburn, (born February 27, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Kyle Calder (born on January 5, 1979 in Mannville, Alberta, Canada) is a is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. // Calder began his career by playing junior hockey for the Regina Pats of the WHL. After scoring over fifty points... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Lasse Kukkonen (born September 18, 1981 in Oulu, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Martin Biron (born August 15, 1977 in Lac-St-Charles, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ...


In the off-season, the Flyers made a June 18th trade which sent the first round draft pick they had acquired in the Forsberg trade back to Nashville for the rights to negotiate with impending unrestricted free agents Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell. Both were signed to six-year contracts. After much speculation as to whether the Flyers would trade the 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers stayed put and selected New Jersey native James vanRiemsdyk. Kimmo Timonen (born March 18, 1975, in Kuopio, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Nashville Predators. ... Scott Hartnell (born April 18, 1982 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The 2007 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... James vanRiemsdyk (born May 4, 1989, in Middletown, New Jersey, USA) is an American ice hockey prospect in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. ...


The Flyers wasted no time in addressing their free agent needs. On July 1, the Flyers signed Buffalo co-captain Daniel Briere to an 8-year, $52 million contract. Continuing to revamp their defensive core, Joni Pitkanen and Geoff Sanderson were traded to Edmonton for Oilers captain Jason Smith and Joffrey Lupul. On October 1, 2007, Smith was named captain, while Simon Gagne and Mike Richards both received the alternate captain designations. Daniel Briere (born October 6, 1977 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey centre. ... Joni Pitkänen (born September 19, 1983 in Oulu, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. // Pitkänen started his pro hockey career in the Kärpät organization in the Finnish SM-liiga, and after three seasons there he crossed the... Geoff M. Sanderson (born February 1, 1972 in Hay River, Northwest Territories) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. // Drafted by the Hartford Whalers 36th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Sanderson made his NHL debut at the tail end... For other people with this name, see Jason Smith. ... Joffrey Lupul is a professional ice hockey player, born September 23, 1983, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. ...


At the 2007–08 trade deadline, Patrick Thoresen was acquired on waivers from the Edmonton Oilers, Vaclav Prospal was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2nd round draft pick, and Jaroslav Modry was traded from the Los Angeles Kings for a 3rd round draft pick. On April 4th, 2008 the Flyers clinched a playoff spot by defeating the New Jersey Devils. In the first round of the 2007-2008 the Flyers faced the upstart Washington Capitals. The Capitals featured one of the games rising superstars Alexander Ovechkin who scored 65 goals in the regular season. Following a Game 1 loss to the Capitals, the Flyers won the next three contests to build a commanding 3-1 series lead, however, the Capitals forced a Game 7 by winning Games 5 and 6. Despite being scored upon first in Game 7 the Flyers were able to stay in the game to force overtime after regulation ended in a 2-2 tie. Following a Capitals penalty to Tom Poti for tripping early into the first overtime period, the Flyers took advantage of the power play by scoring the series clinching goal. Following a shot by Kimmo Timonen, Joffery Lupul tapped in the rebound to end the series scoring one of the biggest goals in Flyers post season history. The Flyguys headed into the Eastern Conference Semi-finals against the Canadians after only one day's rest. The Flyers came out like a bat out of hell taking a 2-0 lead only to have Montreal score two times in the 2nd period. On to the 3rd where the Flyers scored in the first minute of action. The skated with a 3-2 lead for the better part of the 3rd. However, a questionable call on Mike Richards sent him to the box with about a minute to play, and the Canadians managed to score to tie the game with 30 ticks on the clock. The teams were off to overtime where Flyers goalie Marty Biron gave up a rebound shot and it hit the back of the net. Flyers lead 2-1 in the series with game 4 scheduled for Wednesday in Philadelphia. Patrick Thoresen (born November 7, 1983 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian ice hockey player. ... Vaclav Prospal (born February 17, 1975 in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey leftwinger who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Anaheim Mighty Ducks. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Tom Poti (b. ... Kimmo Timonen (born March 18, 1975, in Kuopio, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Nashville Predators. ... Joffrey Lupul is a professional ice hockey player, born September 23, 1983, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. ...


Cultural references

Such was the team's reputation for brutality in play that the starting lineup of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers team were featured on the Jury of the Damned in the Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror IV (although the team was wearing blue jerseys rather than orange and white). The Simpsons. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ...


Team colors and logo

This alternate logo was used on the team's 3rd jerseys from 2002–03 to 2006–07.
This alternate logo was used on the team's 3rd jerseys from 2002–03 to 2006–07.
Logo

The Flyers' logo was a creation of artist Sam Ciccone. Like the name, the idea behind the logo was to convey the motion and speed of hockey, while referring to both the sport and the city. Ciccone came up with the now iconic stylized Flying P containing an orange hockey puck, with four wings coming off the back. This simple yet powerful looking logo was reflective of both the team's new name and the city of Philadelphia. Although Ciccone created other designs, the Flying P was almost instantly the clear choice for all involved and has been very popular with the fans ever since. The Flyers unveiled a "3D" version of this logo with metallic accents during the 2002–03 season which was used on untraditionally styled orange 3rd jerseys, up until the start of the 2007–08 NHL season. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Bobby Clarke's jersey hanging in the Hockey Hall of Fame. This was the design of the team's road jersey from 1967–68 to 1981–82.
Jerseys

Orange and white primary colors, with black accents, numbering, and lettering, have been the Flyers colors since the founding of the franchise. The history of these colors in Philadelphia hockey goes even deeper, as they were also the colors of the city's previous NHL team, the Philadelphia Quakers. These colors were chosen in a city-wide vote, conducted by mail-in ballots obtained from the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which residents of Philadelphia could choose the color combination for their new hockey team. James Hamer, whose orange/white/black choice won for its tie-in to the Philadelphia Quakers, was awarded season tickets for the Flyers' inaugural season. The Flyers' home jersey was primarily white, with orange 'shoulders', up until the 2003–04 season. Conversely, the team's away jersey was orange with white shoulders up until the 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The only minor alteration to this general design came prior to the 1982–83 season. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1920x2560, 937 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bobby Clarke Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1920x2560, 937 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bobby Clarke Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional ice hockey team that played only one full season in the National Hockey League (NHL), 1930-31, at the Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


However, in line with many sports franchises in the 1990s, who market tested darker colors and found black to be popular with the coveted urban/hip-hop demographic, the Flyers introduced a primary black jersey in 1997–98. Styled similarly to the traditional orange and white uniforms, this black version served simply as a third jersey until the 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs. At that point it became the team's primary road jersey, with the traditional orange jersey being retired completely after the 2000–01 season. In 2002–03 a new predominantly orange uniform was re-introduced as a third option. However, it has only a passing resemblance to the more traditionally styled uniforms, with a different color layout, metallic accents added to the lettering/numbering, and is also the only version sporting the aforementioned metallic "3D P".

New 2007–08 jerseys

Entering the 2007–08 season, the Flyers unveiled new home and road jerseys. The black home jersey now features white shoulders with orange and black sections at the elbow and black cuffs. The white road jersey features orange shoulders with black and white sections at the elbow, and black cuffs.[16]. A new orange alternate based on the 1970s jerseys is planned to be introduced for the 2008-09 season.

Slapshot and Cooperalls

The Flyers debuted a shortlived skating mascot named "Slapshot" in 1976 but dropped the character by the next season. It remains the only mascot in Flyers' team history, although the team occasionally employs the services of "Phlex," the mascot of the team's minor league affiliate and next door neighbors, the Philadelphia Phantoms. Also of note is the fact the Flyers were the first, and one of only two (the Hartford Whalers being the other), NHL teams to wear Cooperalls, hockey pants that extend from the waist to the ankles, in 1981–82. They wore them the following season as well, but returned to the traditional hockey pants in 1983–84. The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Seasons and records

Season by season results

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Flyers. For the full season-by-season history, see Philadelphia Flyers seasons This is a list of seasons completed by the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ...


Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes


Records as of April 25, 2008.

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2003–04 82 40 21 15 6 101 229 186 1357 1st, Atlantic Lost in Conference Finals, 3–4 (Lightning)
2004–05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–061 82 45 26 11 101 267 259 1187 2nd, Atlantic Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Sabres)
2006–07 82 22 48 12 56 214 303 1285 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2007–08 82 42 29 11 95 248 233 1457 4th, Atlantic Playoffs in progress - see 2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers season
1 As of the 2005–06 NHL season, all games will have a winner; the OTL column includes SOL (Shootout losses).

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Franchise records

See also: Philadelphia Flyers records
Regular season
  • Most goals in a season: Reggie Leach, 61 (1975–76)
  • Most assists in a season: Bobby Clarke, 89 (1974–75 & 1975–76)
  • Most points in a season: Mark Recchi, 123 (1992–93)
  • Most penalty minutes in a season: Dave Schultz, 472 (1974–75) (NHL record)
  • Most points in a season, defenseman: Mark Howe, 82 (1985–86)
  • Most points in a season, rookie: Mikael Renberg, 82 (1993–94)
  • Most wins in a season: Bernie Parent, 47 (1973–74)
  • Most shutouts in a season: Bernie Parent, 12 (1973–74 & 1974–75)
  • Most power play goals in a season: Tim Kerr, 34 (1985–86) (NHL record)
Playoffs
  • Most goals in a playoff season: Reggie Leach, 19 (1975–76) (shares the NHL record with Jari Kurri)
  • Most goals by a defenseman in a playoff season: Andy Delmore, 5 (1999–2000)
  • Most assists in a playoff season: Pelle Eklund, 20 (1986–87)
  • Most points in a playoff season: Brian Propp, 28 (1986–87)
  • Most points by a defenseman in a playoff season: Doug Crossman, 18 (1986–87)
  • Most penalty minutes in a playoff season: Dave Schultz, 139 (1973–74)
Team
  • Most points in a season: 118, (1975–76)
  • Most wins in a season: 53, (1984–85, 1985–86)
  • Most goals scored: 350, (1983–84)
  • Least goals allowed (full season): 164, (1973–74)
  • Longest undefeated streak: 35 games, (1979–80) (NHL record)

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Current roster

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Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
30 Flag of Finland Antero Niittymaki L 1998 Turku, Finland
43 Flag of Canada Martin Biron L 2007 Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of the United States Derian Hatcher L 2005 Sterling Heights, Michigan
5 Flag of Canada Braydon Coburn L 2007 Calgary, Alberta
6 Flag of Canada Randy Jones L 2003 Quispamsis, New Brunswick
21 Flag of Canada Jason SmithC R 2007 Calgary, Alberta
26 Flag of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Modry L 2008 Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia
28 Flag of Finland Lasse Kukkonen L 2007 Oulu, Finland
44 Flag of Finland Kimmo TimonenA L 2007 Kuopio, Finland
77 Flag of Canada Ryan Parent L 2007 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
9 Flag of Canada Scottie Upshall LW L 2007 Fort McMurray, Alberta
12 Flag of Canada Simon GagneA (IR) LW L 1998 Sainte-Foy, Quebec
15 Flag of Canada Joffrey Lupul RW R 2007 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
17 Flag of Canada Jeff Carter C R 2003 London, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada Mike RichardsA C L 2003 Kenora, Ontario
19 Flag of Canada Scott Hartnell LW L 2007 Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Flag of the United States R.J. Umberger C L 2004 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Flag of the United States Mike Knuble RW R 2004 Toronto, Ontario
24 Flag of Finland Sami Kapanen RW L 2003 Vantaa, Finland
25 Flag of Norway Patrick Thoresen LW L 2008 Oslo, Norway
27 Flag of Canada Steve Downie RW R 2005 Newmarket, Ontario
32 Flag of Canada Riley Cote LW L 2004 Winnipeg, Manitoba
34 Flag of the United States Jim Dowd C R 2007 Brick, New Jersey
40 Flag of the Czech Republic Vaclav Prospal LW L 2008 Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia
48 Flag of Canada Daniel Briere C R 2007 Gatineau, Quebec
53 Flag of Russia Denis Tolpeko C L 2006 Moscow, U.S.S.R.

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Honored members

See also: List of Philadelphia Flyers players and Philadelphia Flyers award winners

Hall of Famers: The Flyers currently have at least thirteen personnel in the Hockey Hall of Fame. At least seven have been inducted into the players category, at least four in the builders category and at least one in the broadcasters category. Inducted as players were Goaltender Bernie Parent in 1984, forward Bobby Clarke in 1987, forward Bill Barber in 1990. Paul Coffey, Dale Hawerchuk, Darryl Sittler and Allan Stanley were also inducted as players, each having played no more than two and a half seasons for the Flyers. Inducted as builders were Keith Allen who was Head coach (1967–69), GM (1969–83) and Executive VP (since 1980), Roger Neilson, Head coach (1997–2000), mainly for his overall NHL coaching career, Bud Poile the Flyers GM (1967–69) and Ed Snider the Flyers majority owner (1967–96) and Chairman (since 1996). Gene Hart (1967–95), was inducted as a broadcaster. This is a complete list of ice hockey players who have played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Bernard Marcel Parent (born April 3, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ... William Charles Bill Barber (born July 11, 1952 in Callander, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Darryl Glen Sittler (born September 18, 1950 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player. ... Allan Stanley (March 1, 1926 in Timmons, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Keith Allen (b. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ... Norman R. Bud Poile (February 10, 1924 – January 4, 2005) was a professional hockey player, coach, general manager, and league executive. ... Edward M. Snider (born January 6, 1933, Washington, D.C.) is the Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, an entity which oversees the operation of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL franchise, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA franchise, the Philadelphia Phantoms minor league hockey team, the Wachovia Center, the Wachovia Spectrum, the regional sports network... Gene Hart (June 28, 1931 - July 14, 1999) was an American Professional Sports Announcer for the Philadelphia Flyers of the Nation Hockey League and the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League. ...


Retired numbers: The Flyers have retired four of their jersey numbers and taken a number out of circulation. The Flyers have retired number 1 for goaltender Bernie Parent (1967–71 & 1973–79) on October 11, 1979, number 4 for defenseman Barry Ashbee (1970–74) on April 3, 1975, number 7 for left-winger Bill Barber (1972–84) on October 11, 1990, and number 16 for center Bobby Clarke (1969–84) on November 15, 1984. The number 99 was retired league-wide for Wayne Gretzky on February 6, 2000. The number 31 of goaltender Pelle Lindbergh (1981–86), was taken out of circulation after his death in November 1985 and is considered unofficially retired. Bernard Marcel Parent (born April 3, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Ashbee had played 14 games with Boston in 1965-66 but was soon returned to Hershey where he was in the middle of a seven-year tour of duty there. ... William Charles Bill Barber (born July 11, 1952 in Callander, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Per-Eric Pelle Lindbergh (May 24, 1959 – November 10, 1985) was a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Philadelphia Flyers. ...


Flyers Hall of Fame: Established in 1988, the Flyers Hall of Fame honors those who have made significant contributions to the Flyers in their careers. To date, 19 former players and executives have been inducted, including charter inductees Bernie Parent (1988) and Bobby Clarke (1988), as well as Bill Barber (1989), Gene Hart (1992), Tim Kerr (1994), Brian Propp (1999), Mark Howe (2001) and Dave Poulin (2004) to name a few. The newest member to be added was Ron Hextall on February 6, 2008.


Leaders

Team captains


Lou Angotti (born on January 16, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Ed Charles Van Impe (born on May 27, 1940 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Melvin John Bridgman (born on April 28, 1955 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons from 1975-76 until 1988-89. ... William Charles Bill Barber (born July 11, 1952 in Callander, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Dave Poulin (born December 17, 1958, in Timmins, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey centre. ... Ron Sutter (born 2 December 1963 in Viking, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey center. ... Richard Tocchet (born on April 9, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Kevin William Dineen (born October 28, 1963, Quebec City, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player and is currently the head coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Éric Desjardins (born June 14, 1969 in Rouyn, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Keith Primeau (born November 24, 1971, in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Derian Hatcher (born June 4, 1972 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA) is a professional ice hockey player. ...   (born July 20, 1973) is a Swedish professional ice hockey center for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For other people with this name, see Jason Smith. ...

Head coaches


Keith Allen (b. ... Vic John Stasiuk (born May 23, 1929 in Lethbridge, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and a former NHL head coach. ... Fred Shero (October 23, 1925 - November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Bob McCammon (born April 14, 1941 in Kenora, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach and general manager. ... For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ... Michael Edward Keenan (born October 21, 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario) is the current head coach of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and former General Manager of the Florida Panthers. ... Paul Howard Holmgren (born December 2, 1955 in St. ... William Patrick Bill Dineen (born September 18, 1932 in Arvida, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player and head coach. ... Terry Simpson (born August 30, 1943 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. ... Terry Murray is the former head coach of the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers. ... Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian NHL coach and former player. ... Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 - June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many innovations in the game. ... Craig Ramsay (born 17 March 1951 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL from 1971 to 1985. ... William Charles Bill Barber (born July 11, 1952 in Callander, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. ... Ken Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) also known as Hitch is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, currently head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets . ... John A. Stevens (born May 4, 1966, in Campbellton, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and the head coach of the NHLs Philadelphia Flyers. ...

General managers


Norman R. Bud Poile (February 10, 1924 – January 4, 2005) was a professional hockey player, coach, general manager, and league executive. ... Keith Allen (b. ... Bob McCammon (born April 14, 1941 in Kenora, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach and general manager. ... Robert Earle Clarke, O.C. (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba), better known as Bobby Clarke, is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Russ Farwell (from Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the owner, governor, and general manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. ... Paul Howard Holmgren (born December 2, 1955 in St. ...

References

General

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Footnotes

  1. ^ 2008 NHL Guide and Record Book
  2. ^ Professional Hockey Server, Origins of NHL Team Names
  3. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Flyers First Ever Game.
  4. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Flyers First Ever Win.
  5. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Flyers First Home Game.
  6. ^ PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, News: This Date In Flyers History... March 1, 1968... Roof Blows Off Of Spectrum.
  7. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Ed Snider's Flyers Hall of Fame bio.
  8. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Philadelphia-Buffalo boxscore from April 2, 1972.
  9. ^ Jim Jackson, Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now, Sports Publishing L.L.C., pp. 1-3
  10. ^ TIME Magazine, TIME.com: Courage and Fear in a Vortex of Violence - Feb. 24, 1975
  11. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Flyers History - Kate Smith
  12. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Flyers vs. Red Army.
  13. ^ FlyersHistory.net, Some Facts & Figures About the Streak.
  14. ^ CNNSI.com, SI Flashback: Putting the Hammer to the Old Bugaboo - June 2, 1980
  15. ^ TSN.ca, Why is no one talking about the Flyers?
  16. ^ Slideshow The Flyers' new jerseys unveiled

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See also

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External links

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Historical Team Links

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Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas: // Map of Arenas National Hockey League arenas HP Pavilion Honda Center General Motors Place Staples Center Jobing. ... While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics. ... Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Class-Level AAA Minor League affiliations International League North Division Major League affiliations Philadelphia Phillies Name Lehigh Valley IronPigs (2008-future) Ottawa Lynx (1993-2007) Ballpark Coca-Cola Park (2008-future) Lynx Stadium Minor League titles League titles Division titles Owner(s)/Operated by: Joseph Finley, Craig Stein Manager: Scott... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or... League affiliations Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South Division  Name Camden Riversharks (2001-present) Team Colors navy blue, columbia blue, grey Ballpark Campbells Field Championships League titles: Owner(s)/Operated By: Opening Day Partners General Manager: Adam Lorber Manager: Joe Ferguson Media: Camden Courier-Post Website: www. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... The Wilimington Blue Rocks are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, previously Kansas City Royals. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. ... League Eastern League Division Southern Division Year founded 1967 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark FirstEnergy Stadium Previous home ballparks City Reading, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors red, blue Previous uniform colors maroon, white Logo design A white baseball superimposed over a blue baseball diamond. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1666 KB)I took this picture at Lincoln financial field File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 640 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (640 × 480 pixel, file size: 96 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ertance to park I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... 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The Reading Railers are an expansion team of the American Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2004 Home arena Wachovia Center & Wachovia Spectrum(alt. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... The Reading Express are a professional arena football team based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. ... The CIFLs 2007 game ball The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... The Lehigh Valley Outlawz are a team in the Great Lakes Indoor Football League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... For the football club of the same name, see Reading F.C. The Reading Royals is an ECHL ice hockey team located in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. The team in the North Division of the ECHLs National Conference and is affiliated with the Manchester Monarchs and Hershey Bears of the... The Trenton Devils are an ECHL team in Trenton, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... NLL redirects here. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ... The Philadelphia Barrage is a lacrosse team based in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... The American National Rugby League (sometimes referred to as the AMNRL) is the major rugby league tournament for semi-professional clubs in the United States; currently there are eleven teams predominantly based on the north-east coast competing annually in this competition. ... The Aston Delco Sports Club Bulls is a rugby league team based in Aston Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... The New Jersey Sharks are a rugby league team from New Jersey in the United States. ... The Philadelphia Fight are a rugby league team from Philadelphia in the United States. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... For other articles with similar names, see Super League. ... Official Website www. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... The Philadelphia KiXX is an indoor soccer team, founded in 1995 as an NPSL expansion franchise, that plays its games at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... Reading Rage are an American soccer team, founded in 1996. ... Softball is a team sport popular especially in the United States. ... National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), formerly the Womens Pro Softball League (WPSL), is the only professional womens softball league in the world. ... The Philadelphia Force is a womens softball team based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... World TeamTennis is a league of team tennis in the United States. ... The Philadelphia Freedom is one of 12 teams in World Team Tennis for the 2006 season. ... The Delaware Smash is a World TeamTennis club based in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Drexel Dragons are the athletic teams of Drexel University. ... La Salle Universitys 23 varsity sports teams, known as the Explorers, compete in the NCAAs Division I and are a member of the Atlantic Ten Conference. ... Logo Version - Temple Owl Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a prestigious and successful athletic division. ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... For other uses of the term Big Five and its variants, see Big five (disambiguation). ... The Wachovia Center (formerly the First Union Center and the CoreStates Center), home of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia 76ers. ...

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Philadelphia Flyers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1157 words)
The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Flyers, however, were derided by other teams (and idolized by their fans) for being the "Broad Street Bullies" (the Spectrum's location on Philadelphia being Broad Street).
The Flyers name was chosen to convey the motion and excitement that was to be consistent with both hockey in general, as well as the new Philadelphia club.
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