Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers are all aware of the team's two Stanley Cup wins in 1974 and 1975. Nearly 40 years later, they still stand as the ultimate highlights for a franchise that has been a consistent winner since it entered the NHL in 1967.
But the Flyers have had plenty of other strong teams over the course of their history. Here is a look at the five strongest teams in Philadelphia hockey that did not win the Stanley Cup.
Obviously, regular-season success is an important factor in this equation. However, playoff performance is probably a little more important. A team that finished with a lot of regular-season points but that was eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs can hardly be considered a resounding success.
Feel free to comment on any of the teams on this list, or name one that was left off that you feel belongs here. As always, indicate why you feel the way you do.