Philadelphia Flyers: Fan Favorites Who Wound Up with Hated Rivals

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Philadelphia Flyers: Fan Favorites Who Wound Up with Hated Rivals
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As the 2011-12 Flyers season is set to start, there are many fresh faces here, and many other faces gone. No doubt this past offseason was one of the most turbulent/controversial in franchise history and it did more to change the direction and makeup of the team than any other. 

The trading of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter in particular, two players who the team banked on to be the dual faces of the franchise for the next decade and a half when they were drafted, only goes to illustrate how rare it is for a player—especially in this day and age of free agency and salary caps—to spend his entire career with one team.

The Flyers have had their share of fan favorites depart and some went to hated rivals and others made themselves hated in town. Here is a list of eight such players.

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