Philadelphia Flyers: Why This Team Is Ready to Bring Home Lord Stanley's Cup

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Philadelphia Flyers: Why This Team Is Ready to Bring Home Lord Stanley's Cup
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Many pondered whether or not the new look Philadelphia Flyers would be able to gel in the early going with all of the new faces on the team. Injuries to some of the team's best players (Pronger, Giroux) have not stopped the Flyers from leading the Eastern Conference in points two months into the season.

Flyers Nation has seen this picture before, however. Last year the Flyers were neck and neck with the Vancouver Canucks before the All Star break for the best record in the NHL and then fell apart at the end of the season.

This team always seems to be in contention for the Stanley Cup but always comes up short. Things will be different this year. This team is built to win now and in the future and they have the perfect combination of hard-working veterans and hungry and skilled youngsters.

Here are five reasons why the Philadelphia Flyers are finally ready to bring Lord Stanley home to Philadelphia for the first time since 1975.

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