Philadelphia Flyers: 6 Reasons Why Their Stanley Cup Drought Isn't Ending Soon

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Philadelphia Flyers: 6 Reasons Why Their Stanley Cup Drought Isn't Ending Soon
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Peter Laviolette is desperately trying to get the Flyers their first Stanley Cup since the 1974-75 season.

The drought in Philadelphia has gone on a long time.

The Philadelphia Flyers helped usher the NHL into the modern era when they became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup when they defeated the Boston Bruins in 1974. They defended their title the following year when they defeated the Buffalo Sabres.

However, it's been a long dry spell. The Flyers haven't won the Stanley Cup since then.

Flyers fans might want to think their team is due since they have gone 37 years without a title, but it's not quite that simple in the NHL.

The team still has a number of issues that it must fix before they are legitimate contenders for the Cup.

Oh, yes, they must wait for this dastardly lockout to come to a conclusion before general manager Paul Holmgren and head coach Peter Laviolette can take the steps needed to improve the Flyers.

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