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The Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL in 1967 as part of the league’s first expansion beyond the Original Six. In their seventh season, they won the 1974 Stanley Cup, becoming the first expansion team to do so. They won their second, and most recent, Cup the next season. The Flyers of the 1970s became known as the Broad Street Bullies for their aggressive and intimidating style of play and were led by Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber, and Reggie Leach. While the Flyers have gone to six Stanley Cup Finals after their 1975 Stanley Cup championship, they have yet to reclaim the glory they experienced during the 1970s.

Flyers Shouldn’t Trade Travis Konecny

Travis Konecny has probably been the most beneficial player this season for the Philadelphia Flyers. However, as the NHL Trade Deadline set for Mar. 3 approaches, there’s been plenty of rumours about the organization seeking trade opportunities for the 25-year-old forward. In June 2022, when John Tortorella was announced as the Flyers’ new head coach, there was talk surrounding the prompt of a “massive retool” to their game; thus, the conversation of finding a new identity began. The Flyers new coach had a lot of expectations for the team moving into the 2022-23 season with the plan of leaving a…

Today in Hockey History: Feb. 8

Some of the biggest names in the history of the National Hockey League accomplished feats on this date no other player ever had before. Also, fans in the Windy City have had plenty to cheer about through the years. So, let’s take our daily trip back in time to relive the best moments Feb. 8 has had to offer. Legendary Firsts Gordie Howe became the first player in NHL history to score 750 career goals on Feb. 8, 1970, in the Detroit Red Wings’ 5-3 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. His historic goal came late in the third period…

Flyers Offer Player Perspectives on NHL Trade Deadline

The 2023 Trade Deadline looms. Hockey fans will hear countless rumors from reliable and unreliable sources leading up to the final minute before 3 pm Eastern time on March 3. They’ll crave the latest updates like they do every year at this time to see how the moving pieces will affect their favorite teams. The human element of trade deadline chaos doesn’t always reach the forefront. Players leave their teammates and their homes without the media or the fans worrying about their uprooted lives. What is it like for an NHL player at the center of trade rumors during this…

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Today in Hockey History: Jan. 29

One of the greatest goaltenders the National Hockey League had ever seen officially ended his playing career on this date. Jan. 29 has also seen a plethora of personal milestones, including the No. 1,000 reappearing in different forms. Let’s buckle into THW’s time machine for our daily trip throughout the…

 

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