Philadelphia Flyers: 10 Most Disappointing Seasons in Flyers History

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Philadelphia Flyers: 10 Most Disappointing Seasons in Flyers History
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Living in or around Philadelphia requires a certain stomach for disappointment.  

In the 23 years I have been watching Philly sports only once has my team reached the pinnacle—the 2008 World Series Champion Phillies.

That is roughly one championship every 92 seasons (not taking into account strike shortened seasons where no champion was crowned).

Cubs fans can complain about 1908, but cannot hide from the fact that the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox have all achieved glory in the interim.  

The 86 year "Curse of the Bambino" that plagued the Red Sox until 2004 pales in comparison to Philadelphia's four team nightmare when a fan takes the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots successes into account.  

The Flyers second round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year ensured the 36th consecutive disappointing season for one of North America's most passionate hockey markets.  

Considering every year is "Cup or bust" for the Flyers since winning back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 1973 and 1974, it would be tough to pick out a single season that broke the most hearts in the City of Brotherly Love, so I've narrowed it down to the 10 most disappointing seasons in franchise history.  

Come with me on this moderately depressing stroll down memory lane, and let me know what you think of my list.  

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