NHL 14: Philadelphia Flyers Guide
Written By: JCol32
Championships: 2 (1973-74, 1974-75)
The Philadelphia Flyers were part of the notable 1967 NHL Expansion and after winning the Stanley Cup in 1973-74, they became the first expansion team in the post-Original Six era to take home the Cup.
The Playoffs will enter the 2013/14 season with questions as the health of captain Claude Giroux is in question after a hand injury occurred while playing golf over the summer. The Flyers have brought in former Blackhawks backup Ray Emery who will look to take over the starting job this winter and build off a tremendous campaign last year. The Flyers problem will be on defense as always. They never have trouble scoring goals with the likes of Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read, Scott Hartnell and many more. The Flyers will look to rebound from a disappointing shortened season and it will all depend on keeping the puck out of their own net.
How to Play as the Flyers:
With the Flyers balanced attack, try to alternate between their top two lines and you will surely have success. Try to find Claude Giroux. He’s your captain and best player. Look to gain energy from hitting as Philadelphia is one of the best hitting teams in the league. Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds will crowd the front of the net so look for rebounds. Ray Emery is not the best goalie in the game but you can rely on him to make the saves he should make and save a couple he should not have from time to time.
In 1981, the Flyers became the first NHL team to wear Cooperalls, which are hockey pants that extend from the waist to the ankles, however, they were compelled to return to traditional hockey pants in 1983.