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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’ 7 Richest Contracts in Franchise History

As a team in a bigger market, the Philadelphia Flyers have not been shy in handing out massive contracts. Some of them were great, but some of them definitely were not. Which seven Flyers have earned the most money on a singular contract in team history? 7. Ilya Bryzgalov — $51 Million (2011-20) General manager (GM) Paul Holmgren wanted to make a splash in free agency and give the Flyers a legit netminder prior to the 2011-12 season, given he had some money to burn. He decided to give a lengthy nine-year contract worth $5.67 million per season to Ilya…

NHL Rumors: Flyers, Rangers, Maple Leafs, Hurricanes, Canucks

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, a couple of Philadelphia Flyers players discussed their names being in the trade rumor mill. Meanwhile, Mika Zibanejad appeared to be injured during a scrimmage for the New York Rangers. Will he miss any time? It appears John Klingberg is getting the top-unit power play opportunities this season for Toronto. The Carolina Hurricanes could be in the mix on Patrick Kane. Finally, it is being reported the Vancouver Canucks aren’t done shedding money. Flyers’ Sanheim and Hart Not Bothered by Trade Rumors According to Charlie O’Connor, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim acknowledged that his name…

Today in Hockey History: Sept. 24

Sept. 24 has been a very busy day in NHL history that saw everything from rule changes, coaching hires, a new captain, and the induction of a talented Hall of Fame class. This date saw one of the most memorable slashing penalties ever to take place on the international stage. So, let’s begin our daily trip back in time to relive it all. Canada Returns the Favor Two days after the Soviet Union scored five third-period goals to win Game 5, the Summit Series returned to action on Sept. 24, 1972. Down 3-1-1 after blowing a 4-1 lead in the…

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What year were the Philadelphia Flyers founded?

The Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL in 1967 as part of the league’s first expansion beyond the Original Six.

When did the Philadelphia Flyers play their first game?

The Flyers played their first game on Oct. 11, 1967, losing to the Oakland Seals 5-1.

Who is the current head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers?

John Tortorella is the current head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.