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The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional NHL hockey franchise based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team was founded in 1967 as an expansion team, and currently compete in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL's Eastern Conference. Flyers play their home games in the beautiful Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers' team colors are orange, black, and white. They are led by team captain, Chris Pronger.
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Arena: Wachovia Center (1997-Present),(Capacity 19,519)
Former Home Arenas: The Spectrum (1967-1996)
Uniform colors: orange, white, black
Logo design: a lowercase "p" with an orange dot and wings streaking from the back
Division titles won: 1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004
Stanley Cup final appearances: 7 (2 wins, 5 losses: 1974 (won), 1975 (won), 1976 (loss), 1980 (loss), 1985 (loss), 1987 (loss), 1997 (loss))
Added in the NHL's 1967 expansion, along with the Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and St. Louis Blues.
Rivals: New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators
In 2003, the Flyers endured a seven game first-round matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but would lose once again to the Ottawa Senators in a gutsy six game series. The Flyers did not escape the playoffs without controversy, however, as Roman Cechmanek, despite allowing fluky goals, publicly lambasted his team for playing poorly against the Senators. Cechmanek would be traded to the Los Angeles Kings during the offseason for a third round draft choice, despite having the second-best goal-against average in the league over his three years in Philadelphia.
With the departure of Cechmanek, the Flyers signed free agent journeyman goaltender Jeff Hackett, but would lose him midseason due to vertigo. The 2003-2004 season saw the Flyers trade for Mike Comrie and then deal him just 21 games later to the Phoenix Coyotes for Sean Burke, Prospect Ben Eager and Branko Radivojevič. During this time, Robert Esche quickly established himself as a number one goalie, and led the Flyers to the conference final for the first time since the 1999-2000 playoffs, where they lost in seven games to the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
On March 5, 2004, the Flyers became the first NHL team not in the Original Six to score 10,000 goals. That same game, the Flyers and the Ottawa Senators got into several brawls and set an NHL record for the most penalty minutes in a game with 419, breaking the mark of 406 set on February 26, 1981 by the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins.
On August 3, 2005, the Flyers signed former Colorado Avalanche star Peter Forsberg to a 2 year deal. The Flyers had drafted Forsberg 14 years previously, but had traded him to the Quebec Nordiques in the massive Eric Lindros deal. The Flyers went on to sign Jamie Storr, Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje, and Jon Sim, as well as bringing AHL sensations such as Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, and Antero Niittymäki up from the Philadelphia Phantoms. During the lockout, the team experienced a turnover of nearly two-thirds of the team.
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