About Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers were founded in 1967 as an expansion team and the franchise quickly left its mark on the ice hockey history by being the first expansion team in the post-Original Six era to win the Stanley Cup which they achieved in 1973-74 and then a season later. In fact the team didn’t go through the usual struggles of new teams missing playoffs only twice in first 21 years of playing in the league.
To date the Flyers have second highest all time points percentage, only behind the Canadiens.
Unfortunately the team didn’t repeat the two Stanley Cup finals victories anymore despite the fact of going to the finals 6 more times, last one being in 2009-10).
The Flyers are members of Metropolitan Division in Eastern Conference, due to the division being in existence couple of season the franchise is yet to claim its title while owning 16 division titles from earlier on.
The team’s colours are orange, black and white and the team opted not to be represented by an official mascot as one of only three other NHL teams.
Dave Hakstol is the team’s head coach; it’s his first NHL head coaching post after having coached on NCAA level for 11 seasons, leading them to multiple NCAA Frozen Four tournaments.
Steve Mason is the first choice when it comes to goaltending duties. He joined the Flyers in 2012 after playing for few seasons with the Blue Jackets where he won Calder Memorial Trophy for the best rookie in 2009. Mason has a good upside and with many years to play ahead of him, he might be a good lock for the franchise.
The team’s captain duties lay in Claude Giroux, a center/ right wing who has spent all his NHL time with the Flyers since 2008. He’s been leading the team in points scored three seasons within four finished third in the league in two of them. He has been named the team’s MVP during 3 seasons.
Another team’s MVP is Jakub Voracek (right wing) who also had played for the Blue Jackets before joining the Flyers in 2011. He helped his national team of Czech Republic to win gold medal in World Championships in 2010.
The trio mentioned above has already displayed the huge potential and skill at their positions and with quite a few several years to go nothing stands in their way to become a real force to be reckoned with making the Flyers a good ice hockey team to be a fan of!