Flyers All Time Team

Compiling the best Flyers team ever by players during their time with the Flyers. 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, 2 goalies. These are not necessarily the best Flyers players ever, but in terms of the seasons they had with the Flyers this is the best team ever, in my opinion. I know that the Conn Smythe isn’t a regular season award, but how many guys have awful regular seasons and win the Conn Smythe? Also, this is my damn article and I can put whatever I want in it. They are still trophies won by Flyers players, and show that they would even show up in the playoffs.

Of the 20 players we have, there are 13 different seasons represented, every decade besides the 60s and 2020s, 5 seasons with 2 or more players, and 1 season with 3 players. There were definitely bunches for great seasons by Flyers players. The early to mid 90s had some great seasons. The mid 80s too, and the mid to late 70s. And we had a good season in 2017-18. So he we go. I believe that these would be the best lines and pairing, and no, I’m not gonna take criticism for that because most of these players never played games together.

First Line

Left Wing- John LeClair

Photo creds: notinhalloffame.com

Season: 1996-97
Stats: 78gp 50g 47a 97pts (1.18ppg)

Accolades:

NHL All Star Game
2nd NHL All Star Team
6th in Hart voting
12th in Selke voting
NHL Plus/Minus Award
Bobby Clarke Trophy
T-2 in goals (w/ Mario Lemieux)
T-21 in assists (w/ Daniel Alfredsson and Eric Lindros)
T-4 in points (w/ Wayne Gretzky)

Center- Eric Lindros

Photo creds: nhl.com

Season: 1994-95 (Lockout so no ASG)
46gp 29g 41a 70pts (1.52ppg)

Accolades:
Hart
Pearson
1st NHL All Star Team
T-6 in goals (w/ Brett Hull and Theo Fleury)
T-4 in assists (w/ Adam Oates)
T-1 in points (w/ Jaromir Jagr)

Right Wing- Mark Recchi

Photo creds: nhl.com

Season: 1992-93
84gp 53g 70a 123pts (1.46ppg)

Accolades:
Most points by a Flyer in a single season
All Star Game
T-12 in goals (w/ Pat LaFontaine)
T-12 in assists (w/ Joe Juneau)
10th in points

Second Line

Left Wing- Bill Barber

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 5: Bill Barber #7 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes a slapshot during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on January 5, 1977 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Season: 1975-76
80gp 50g 62a 112pts 1.4ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
1st NHL All Star Team
T-5 in goals (w/ Danny Gare)
9th in assists
4th in points

Center- Bobby Clarke

Photo creds: nhl.com

Season: 1975-76
76gp 30g 89a 119pts 1.57ppg

Accolades:
Most assists by a Flyer in one season (tied his record from the year prior)
All Star Game (Did Not Play)
1st NHL All Star Team
Hart
T-39 in goals (w/ Vic Hadfield, Lowell MacDonald, Dennis Maruk, and Steve Vickers)
1st in assists
2nd in points

Right Wing- Reggie Leach

Photo creds: sportmanitoba.ca

Season: 1975-76
80gp 61g 30a 91pts 1.14ppg

Accolades:
Most goals scored by a Flyer in a season
All Star Game
2nd NHL All Star Team
Conn Smythe
1st in goals
T-93 in assists (w/ Hilliard Graves, Doug Jarvis, Bob Kelly, Larry Robinson, Fred Stanfield, and Dean Talafous)
15th in points

Third Line

Left Wing- Claude Giroux

Photo creds: nhl.com

Season: 2017-18
82gp 34g 68a 102pts (1.24ppg)

Accolades:
All Star Game
2nd NHL All Star Team
4th in Hart voting
9th in Lady Byng voting
16th in Selke voting
T-17 in goals (w/ Logan Couture, Rickard Rakell, Auston Matthews, Phil Kessel, and Brad Marchand)
T-1 in assists (w/ Blake Wheeler)
2nd in points

Center- Rick MacLeish

Photo creds: si.com

Season: 1972-73
78gp 50g 50a 100pts 1.28ppg

Accolades:
1st Flyer to have a 100+ point season with Bobby Clarke
3rd in goals
T-19 in assists (w/ Marcel Dionne)
4th in points

Right Wing- Tim Kerr

Photo creds: si.com

Season: 1984-85
74gp 54g 44a 98pts 1.32ppg

All Star Game
9th in Hart voting
15th in Selke voting
16th in Lady Byng voting
6th in goals
T-45 in assists (w/ Laurie Boschman, Charlie Huddy, Tim Kerr, Mark Napier, and Dave Poulin)
18th in points

Fourth Line

Left Wing- Brian Propp

BOSTON, MA. – 1980’s: Brian Propp #26 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Season: 1985-86
72gp 40g 57a 97pts 1.35ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
T-22 in goals (w/ Al Secord)
T-19 in assists (w/ Al MacInnis)
T-15 in points (w/ Bernie Nichols)

Center- Rod Brind’Amour

Photo creds: hockeywriters.com

Season: 1993-94
84gp 35g 62a 97pts 1.15ppg

Accolades:
16th in Selke voting
T-35 in goals 9w/ Dale Hawerchuk)
14th in assists
T-11 in points (w/ Brett Hull and Eric Lindros)

Right Wing- Rick Tocchet

MONTREAL – 1991-1992 season: Rick Tocchet #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the 1990’s at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

Season: 1989-90
75gp 37g 59a 96pts 1.28ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
27th in goals
T-21 in assists (w/ Steve Larmer)
15th in points

First Pairing

Left D- Mark Howe

Photo creds: hockeysnipers.com

Season: 1985-86
77gp 24g 58a 82pts 1.06ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
2nd NHL All Star Team
NHL Plus/Minus Award
3rd in Hart voting
2nd in Norris voting
4th in Lady Byng voting
2nd in goals by a defenseman
T-3 in assists by a defenseman (w/ Ray Bourque)
T-2 in points by a defenseman (w/ Larry Robinson)

Right D- Garry Galley

Photo creds: philflyerscards.weebly.com

Season: 1993-94
81gp 10g 60a 70pts .86ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
T-10 in goals by a defenseman (w/ Niklas Lidstrom, James Patrick, Zarley Zalapski, Vladimir Malakhov, and Scott Niedermayer)
T-4 in assists by a defenseman (w/ Scott Stevens)
8th in points by a defenseman

Second Pairing

Left D- Chris Pronger

PHILADELPHIA – JUNE 09: Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates assisting teammate Scott Hartnell #19 (not pictured) on his first period power play goal against Chicago Blackhawks during Game Six of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images) [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

Season: 2009-10
82gp 10g 45a 55pts .67ppg (No All Star Game due to Olympics)

Accolades:
Canadian Olympic Hockey Team (kinda like saying he’s and All Star)
5th in Norris voting
T-10 in goals by a defenseman (w/ Stephane Robidas, Scott Niedermayer, Ed Jovanovski, and Erik Johnson)
3rd in assists by a defenseman
5th in points by a defenseman

Right D- Shayne Gostisbehere

Photo creds: inquirer.com

Season: 2017-18
78gp 13g 52a 65pts .83ppg

Accolades:
10th in Norris voting
T-15 in goals by a defenseman (w/ Mark Girodano and Hampus Lindholm)
5th. in assists by a defenseman
4th in points by a defenseman

Third Pairing

Left D- Behn Wilson

Photo creds: icehockey.fandom.com

Season: 1980-81
77gp 16g 47a 63pts .82ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
T-11 in goals by a defenseman (w/ Al Sims, Randy Carlyle, Kevin McCarthy, and Larry Murphy)
T-9 in assists by a defenseman (w/ Ian Turnbull and Bob Murray)
11th in points by a defenseman

Right D- Bob Dailey

Photo creds: nbcsports.com

Season: 1977-78
76gp 21g 36a 57pts .75ppg

Accolades:
All Star Game
4th in goals by a defenseman
14th in assists by a defenseman
9th in points by a defenseman

Goalies

Starter- Bernie Parent

Photo creds: vintagesportsimages.com

Season: 1973-74
47-13-12 .932sv% 1.89GAA 12so

Accolades:
All Star Game
1st NHL All Star Team
Vezina
Conn Smythe
2nd in Hart voting
1st in wins (by a mile)
Highest sv%
Lowest GAA
1st in shutouts

Backup- Pelle Lindbergh

Photo creds: thehockeywriters.com

Season: 1984-85
40-17-7 .899sv% 3.02GAA 2so

Accolades:
All Star Game
1st NHL All Star Team
Vezina
3rd in Hart voting
1st in wins
Highest sv%
3rd lowest GAA
T-2 in shutouts (w/ Kelly Hrudey, Bob Janecyk, Mike Liut, Pat Riggin, Warren Skorodenski, and Stevens Weeks)

Coaches

Head Coach- Fred Shero

Photo creds: hhof.com

Season: 1973-74
50-16-12

Accolades:
2nd in the league in points (1 point behind Boston)
Jack Adams Award (Inaugural Winner)

Associate Coach- Pat Quinn

Photo creds: inquirer.com

Season: 1979-80
48-12-20

Accolades:
1st in the league in points
Jack Adams

Assistant Coach- Mike Keenan

Photo creds: bleacherreport.com

Season: 1984-85
53-20-7

Accolades:
1st in the league in points
Jack Adams

Players who just missed the cut

Forwards

Ken Linseman in 1981-82, Simon Gagne in 2005-06, Mike Richards in 2008-09, Darryl Sittler in 1982-83, Dave Poulin in 1983-84, Jeff Carter in 2008-09, Jake Voracek in 2017-18

Defensemen

Steve Duchesne in 1991-92, Eric Desjardins in 1999-00, Kimmo Timonen in 2008-09, Brad McCrimmon in 1985-86

Goalies

Ron Hextall in 1986-87

By Noah Caplan (@Phlyers24 and @NoahlyPod)
Featured Photo creds: phillymag.com

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