Philadelphia Flyers: 10 Greatest of All-Time and Their Modern Day Counterparts

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Philadelphia Flyers: 10 Greatest of All-Time and Their Modern Day Counterparts
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The Philadelphia Flyers are a franchise that builds their team through a strict philosophy: tough, team oriented, skilled players that play with heart and character.

While the vaunted Broad Street Bullies have not won a Stanley Cup championship since 1975. They have remained a contender year in and year out, missing the post-season a mere six times since the early 70's.

In the 1980's they fell three times in the finals to two of the greatest teams ever in the New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers dynasties.

The 1987 team did everything but win the title falling short in seven games after picking themselves up off the mat from a three games to one deficit.

Their philosophy of team-building has shifted slightly especially with the recent attention to the ever important goaltender position however they are notorious for their style of play.

Despite a 36 year drought ( I hate thinking how long its been) the Philadelphia Flyers have given their fans plenty of great hockey which is all one can ask from a front office.

For purposes of this presentation, keep in mind that this is to compare former greats, with those players deemed able to fill their molds. There will be players left off this list because I cannot find a modern day player to compare with. For example no Bernie Parent.

Without further adieu allow me to present, the 10 Greatest Flyers and their modern day counter parts.

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