The Philadelphia Flyers are a hockey team that was created in 1967 as part of a pack of expansion teams granted by the NHL. They have remained in Philadelphia Pennsylvania throughout their entire history, currently playing their home games at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers are a member of The Eastern Conference and The Metropolitan Division. The team dons orange, black, and white colored jerseys when they play and their logo is a "P" that is made to look as if it has wings.
Some notable members of the organization are coach Alain Vigneault, owner Comcast Spectator, and mascot Gritty. The Flyers have won two Stanley Cups in their history (1974 and 1975) and most recently reached the Finals in 2009 before losing to The Blackhawks.
The Flyers are fierce rivals of The Pittsburgh Penguins and games between the two teams often turn ugly. The Flyers are also known for their rowdy and often times line crossing fans.
Philadelphia Flyers History
As a member of the NHL for over 50 years, The Flyers have generated many memories, most of which are associated with being a good hockey team. The Flyers have been a mainstay in the playoffs since coming into the league, making the playoffs 40 times out of 52 (77%). Their two championships came in back to back years (1974, 1975) with their most famous team of all time.
Broad St. Bullies
The most well known as well as most successful Flyers team in history came during the 1970's. The team was nicknamed The Broad St. Bullies for their physical and punishing play. An iconic moment in team history as well as American hockey history was produced in 1979 by this team. The Russian National Team toured in America, playing different NHL teams, and crushing them all. That changed against The Flyers. Led by their physicality The Flyers bullied the Russians all over the ice, taking the lead and eventually leading to a Russian forfeit. The team's most notable player was Bobby Clarke, an attacker who was the heart and soul behind the team.
2009 Philadelphia Flyers
Another proud moment for The Flyers came in 2009. Although this team came up just short in the Finals, their underdog nature and grit earned them a spot in Philadelphia fans' hearts. As the seven seed in the playoffs, The Flyers overcame all odds, including being down 3-0 in the best of seven series to The Boston Bruins. The team was led by captains Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Chris Pronger.