Hockey is filled with terms of endearment, from “first-line center” to “captain” to “agitator.” They all describe a specific player’s important role on the team and can be used to measure a player’s value.
But is there any term quite as fun as “fan favorite”?
A fan favorite is a player who wins over the crowd, for any number of reasons. He could have a blistering shot, an enthusiasm for dropping the gloves, a no-quit attitude, an iron-man streak…
The list is virtually endless.
The Philadelphia Flyers already have a plethora of fan favorites on their roster, from personalities like Scott Hartnell to beacons of leadership like Kimmo Timonen. But a (potential) new season can bring new faces to the forefront and new jersey nameplates to the stands.
Here are seven players who stand a great chance of being Philly fan favorites by the end of 2012-13.