The Philadelphia Flyers have been a part of the NHL ever since 1967 when they were
introduced as a member of the league's expansion plans. The team has always gone by
this name and they have always played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia Flyers tickets always sell very well, with fans being entertained by a diet of
successful hockey and plenty of trophies. The team has won sixteen division titles and eight
conference titles. The only disappointment has been the fact that Philadelphia Flyers tickets
holders have only seen two Stanley Cup trophies. While that amount is more than many
teams have achieved, there have been too many final heartbreaks for the Flyers. Their most
recent success was the Stanley Cup final appearance in 2009-10 where they lost at the final
Philadelphia Flyers tickets holders have seen some unusual performances in the past five
seasons. They have always done well enough in the regular season, usually doing just
enough to get into the playoffs. However, they have not managed to translate that into
Stanley Cup success. The last five years have brought two semi defeats, one QF defeat, and
one final defeat for the Philadelphia Flyers tickets holders. They will be hoping 2012-2013 is
In terms of admired players, the Philadelphia Flyers have had the likes of Bernie Parent,
Mark Howe, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber, and Bobby Clarke on their roster in the past. These
players made such an impact that their shirt numbers were eventually retired.
Ever since 1996, the Philadelphia Flyers have played their home games at the Wells Fargo
Center. This is an arena that cost a whopping $210 million to build. There is a capacity of
19,537 for hockey games, which is very high for the NHL. However, the team has no problem
selling out Philadelphia Flyers tickets for most home games. The team is very popular and
there is even a waiting list for seasonal Philadelphia Flyers tickets. When it comes to the
playoffs, it is difficult to even get in to see the team unless you buy a ticket well in advance.
Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers have become used to seeing some great hockey, but they
have also become used to disappointment. After all, a team that has won sixteen division
titles should have more than TWO Stanley Cup titles. There have been too many near misses
and too many seasons that fizzled out when the playoffs came around. However, fans are
patient in this part of the world and they make sure that they savor each success their team
has. Philadelphia Flyers tickets holders will be hoping that 2012-2013 brings a terrific season
that ends with the Stanley Cup.
The team has made some changes in the past few years. Half of their roster was acquired
in 2011 or later, showing that management wants to shake things up and ensure that they
have a good playoff run. Philadelphia Flyers tickets holders will be hoping all of this pays off
for the team in 2013.
12-9-13: The Flyers had won just two of four games coming into their slate of games last week. The Flyers were able to come away with only one win last week, a 6-3 rout of the Detroit Red Wings. They were shutout by the Minnesota Wild and were thoroughly outplayed by Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars 5-1. The placement of Vincent Lecavalier on IR with a back injury for three-to-four weeks will hurt the Philadelphia significantly.
12-2-13: The Flyers went 2-2-0 this past week, but had a serious chance to make up some ground. With game against Winnipeg, Florida, a Stamkos-less Tampa Bay and Nashville, the Flyers should have gone perfect. Since scoring his first goal of the season (against Edmonton), Claude Giroux has posted 11 points in 11 games played to go along with a plus-seven rating. One month ago it would have been crazy to call Philadelphia a playoff team. Now, the Flyers are in position to fight for a playoff spot.
11-25-13: The Flyers reached the .500 mark for the first time this season with their 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders last Saturday. The Flyers are 7-1-2 over their last 10 games and finally seem to have found their stride. Steve Mason continues to impress. His .933 save percentage and 2.11 GAA are excellent. Steve Downie has fit in well on the Flyers third line with Matt Read and Sean Couturier. In six games as a Flyer, Downie has yet to record a goal but does have six assists.
11-18-13: The Flyers had one of their better weeks in quite some time. Philadelphia won two out of three games last week including a 5-0 rout of the Ottawa Senators. The Flyers also has an impressive road win over Pittsburgh. The Flyers are now 4-1-2 in their last seven games. Steve Mason stopped 60 of 62 shots he saw last week and continues to be the Flyers best player. His .931 saver percentage is a career best so far.
11-12-13: In what is probably a lost season for the Flyers, Steve Mason continues to be the Flyers best player. The Flyers picked up a point in an overtime loss to the Hurricanes and split two games at home to the Devils and Oilers. One good thing is Claude Giroux finally scored his first goal of the season last Saturday versus Edmonton. The Flyers are always aggressive when it comes to making their team better. I would not be shocked to see the Flyers make a big time splash to turn this lowly season around.
11-5-13: It’s been an up-and-down week for the Philadelphia Flyers. They lost a one-goal game to the Ducks last Tuesday night and beat New Jersey 1-0 on Saturday. However, they got mauled 7-0 by the Capitals where goalie Ray Emery assaulted Braden Holtby in a line brawl. This team and franchise is a flat out embarrassment to the NHL. The Flyers are tied with the Buffalo Sabres for league lead in major penalties with 14. Steve Downie and Vincent Lecavalier are injured for the Flyers.
10-29-13: Hey the Flyers went undefeated this week. They beat the New York Rangers 2-1 at home in a strong performance by goaltender Steve Mason. The traveled to Long Island and scored a season-high five goals against the Islanders. Vincent Lecavalier scored his first hat trick as a member of the Flyers. He has six points in his last seven games and is now averaging a notch under one point per game. Lecavalier has been a bright spot for a rather dismal Flyers team.
10-21-13: The Flyers were morons for firing coach Peter Laviolette three games into the season. They have won one game since his departure and look worse than they did before. Injuries to Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell do not help, but prior to that they Flyers looked inept. They’ve scored 11 goals. Star forward Claude Giroux has no confidence at all and probably lost a spot on Canada’s Olympic roster. They have zero cap space and a stubborn owner and general manager who are both delusional. They will battle with the Sabres all year for the title of the NHL’s worst team.
10-14-13: The Flyers have nobody to blame but themselves for their awful start. They fired head coach Peter Laviolette three games into the season and replaced him with assistant head coach Craig Berube. The Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in Berube’s coaching debut. Since then, they dropped games to the Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings and looked listless in doing so. The offense has only produced eight goals in six games and star forward Claude Giroux has one assist in six games. It’s shaping up to be a long year in the City of Brotherly Love.
10-7-13: Ugly. That’s the only word to describe the situation in Philadelphia right now. They have registered only three goals, there is no consistency to their game, and that’s why they fired Peter Laviolette and replaced him with Craig Berube. There are many questions marks ahead for the Flyers and right now this team maybe destined for a lottery pick.
8-22-13: The additions of Vincent Lecavalier and Mark Streit will help an already talented roster in Philadelphia. However, the goaltending situation will always be the big question mark in the City of Brotherly Love. The Flyers bought out much maligned goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov in the offseason and signed Ray Emery to a one-year deal. Emery and Steve Mason are expected to split time in the pipes. Sidney Crosby and Penguins visit Philadelphia on Oct. 17. Danny Briere returns to Philadelphia on Dec. 12 as a member of the Canadiens. The L.A. Kings with former Flyers Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Justin Williams and Dan Carcillo, visit Philly on Mar. 24.
7-20-13: The Flyers named Ron Hextall assistant GM and director of hockey operations.
Flyers 2013 NHL Draft Summary:
Pick #11: Samuel Morin, D
Pick #41: Robert Hagg, D
Pick #72: Tyrell Goulbourne, LW
Pick #132: Terrance Amorosa, D
Pick #162: Merrick Madsen, G
Pick #192: David Drake, D