In the 2009-2010 season, the Philadelphia Flyers made it to the Stanley Cup finals after finishing second in the league in penalty minutes and recording the second-most fighting majors in the league.
This combination success and physicality was slightly reminiscent of the Broad Street Bullies that had attracted so many fans in the 1970's.
So, when that team added heavyweights Jody Shelley, Matt Walker and tough defenseman Sean O'Donnell in the offseason while only losing middleweight Arron Asham, it seemed as if the toughest team in the league would be even tougher for the 2010-2011 season.
Unfortunately, Ian Laperriere missed the entire season due to post-concussion symptoms, Matt Walker sustained multiple injuries that allowed him to play just four regular season games and Dan Carcillo missed more than 20 games due to injuries.
These injuries, combined with a coach that discouraged fighting, led to a softer team than expected, which fought much less than Broad Street faithful desired.
However, there were still some entertaining moments in the fighting department that Flyers fans can enjoy.