Flyers Win Pennant!

The Philadelphia Flyers are the model expansion franchise. They’ve won Stanleys, they’ve established their city as a hockey hotbed, they have been competitive almost from the beginning.

The Flyers didn’t have a personality early on, but once Fred Shero arrived the team became known for grit, toughness and absolutely weird goaltending decisions.

It is perhaps fitting that their goalie for this Stanley run is an also-ran, a discarded journeyman who was lucky and good and needed all at the same time.

The Flyers will be extreme underdogs in the finals, but they do have Pronger, Richards, Carter and the rest. It’ll be a fun Stanley this year, with both teams hoping to end a long drought.

  1. Montreal (11): ’68, ’69, ’71, ’73, ’76-’79, ’86, ’89, ’93
  2. Philadelphia (8): ’74, ’75, ’76, ’80, ’85, ’87, ’97, ’10
  3. Boston (7): ’70, ’72, ’74, ’77, ’78, ’88, ’90
  4. Edmonton (7): ’83, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’90, ’06
  5. Detroit (6): ’95, ’97, ’98, ’02, ’08, ’09
  6. New York Islanders (5): ’80, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84
  7. Chicago (4): ’71, ’73, ’92, ’10
  8. Dallas (4): ’81, ’91, ’99, ’00
  9. New Jersey (4): ’95, ’00, ’01, ’03
  10. Pittsburgh (4): ’91, ’92, ’08, ’09
  11. Calgary (3): ’86, ’89, ’04
  12. New York Rangers (3): ’72, ’79, ’94
  13. St. Louis (3): ’68, ’69, ’70
  14. Anaheim (2): ’03, ’07
  15. Buffalo (2): ’75, ’99
  16. Carolina (2): ’02, ’06
  17. Colorado (2): ’96, ’01
  18. Vancouver (2): ’82, ’94
  19. Florida (1): ’96
  20. Los Angeles (1): ’93
  21. Ottawa (1): ’07
  22. Tampa Bay (1): ’04
  23. Washington (1): ’98
  24. Atlanta
  25. Columbus
  26. Minnesota
  27. Nashville
  28. Phoenix
  29. San Jose
  30. Toronto

This is Philadelphia’s 8th pennant in the expansion era, placing them second overall. They have cashed Stanley only twice, the first two seasons they made it to the final.

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