Known as one of the toughest teams in the league, the Broad Street Bullies have never been a soft competitor since the Bobby Clarke era of the seventies. Despite their ups and downs, the franchise is rarely a complete write-off, visiting the Stanley Cup finals at least once every decade since their first win. Established in 1967 as one of the first waves of expansion teams, Philadelphia Flyers lines have been steady throughout the history of the team.
Philadelphia Flyers Next Game
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Philadelphia Flyers Score
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Philadelphia Flyers Standings
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Philadelphia Flyers Record
The first Stanley Cup that the Flyers earned took place in the 1973-74 season, also cementing the team’s reputation for literally beating the other team into submission during most of the 1970s. Before the Flyers, expansion teams were considered vastly inferior to the original six. They would repeat as champs in the next year, proving that their win wasn’t a fluke. To this day, the Flyers feed off the reputation for toughness cemented by Clarke and Dave “The Hammer” Schultz.
For the most part, the Flyers represent a perennial threat to other teams in the eastern conference, feasting on divisional rivals on their way to qualifying for the playoffs. In addition to earning many division championships over the years, the Flyers have won the most conference championships of any expansion franchise. While this hasn’t translated into a Stanley Cup since their first two wins, the Flyers have eliminated more than their fair share of rivals from contention over the years.
As much as the Flyers are known for their toughness, Philadelphia has had problems with their goaltending for decades, which has completely ruined entire seasons. Perhaps more than any other franchise, the amazing depth that the Flyers manage to develop in terms of centers, wingers and defencemen have been undermined by middling to terrible goaltending. This is in stark contrast to their early history, where they enjoyed the elite goaltending talents of Bernie Parent, Pelle Lindbergh and Ron Hextall.
The Flyers compete on a regular basis because of their dedication to spending on free agents and the ability to find gems in the draft, even through they typically don’t receive an early pick. If the team even manages to secure an elite goaltender without affecting the rest of the team, they will likely return to the Stanley Cup final soon.