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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:44:02 GMT
Carchidi: Flyers' season so far, from A to Z
Reviewing the Flyers' season to date, ABC-style:
A is for anniversary year. In their 50th year, the Flyers have had numerous pregame celebrations at the Wells Fargo Center, honoring their past. The present has been pretty good, too. Thanks to a 9-2-1 December, the Flyers (20-12-4) have climbed into an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Flyers need to be offensive in draft
The Flyers won't pick until 18th in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, but based on their history and the fact that this is a deep draft, expect them to come home with a player who will be a major contributor down the road.
Inside the Flyers: Flyers appear headed in right direction
The Flyers aren't the NHL's most talented team, but they certainly rank among the most resilient.
In the last month, they have overcome injuries to three top-six forwards - Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, and Sean Couturier - and season-ending wrist surgery to defenseman Michael Del Zotto, their runaway leader in minutes per game.
It was 50 years ago the Flyers came to Philly
Fifty years ago Tuesday, Ed Snider, Jerry Wolman and others brought an NHL expansion team to Philadelphia. The Snider-Wolman relationship didn't last long. The Flyers? Their relationship with fans grew as they became one of the league's elite franchises.