Philadelphia Flyers: Assembling the Franchise's Best All-Time Roster

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Philadelphia Flyers: Assembling the Franchise's Best All-Time Roster
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The Philadelphia Flyers were part of the original NHL expansion in 1967-68. When they joined the league, the Flyers were put in the Western Conference along with the other five expansion teams.

The Flyers were the first of those teams to establish themselves as a legitimate NHL power. They became a talented team that also had the ability to intimidate opponents with its physical style.

When the Flyers became known as the Broad Street Bullies, they became beloved by their fans and they were also hated outside Philadelphia.

While they were derided for their dedication to pugilism on the ice, the Flyers also had a powerful team that beat the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in 1974 to win the Stanley Cup. They won the Stanley Cup again the following year.

It's been a long dry spell since then. However, the Flyers have had a slew of dominant players who have worn their legendary uniform.

Here's our look at the team's all-time roster with four forward lines, four sets of defensemen and three goaltenders.

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