Preview of 2016 Philadelphia Flyers Qualifying Tournament

2016 Philadelphia Flyers Qualifying Tournament

2016 Philadelphia Flyers Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers (51-18-11, 113 points (1st in Patrick), STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS, 1.32 SRS)
  2. ’73-’74 Philadelphia Flyers (50-16-12, 112 points (1st in West), STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS, 1.30 SRS)
  3. ’75-’76 Philadelphia Flyers (51-13-16, 118 points (1st in Patrick), Lost in Stanley Cup Final, 1.62 SRS)
  4. ’76-’77 Philadelphia Flyers (48-16-16, 112 points (1st in Patrick), Lost in Semifinal, 1.27 SRS)
  5. ’84-’85 Philadelphia Flyers (53-20-7, 113 points (1st in Patrick), Lost in Stanley Cup Final, 1.22 SRS)
  6. ’85-’86 Philadelphia Flyers (53-23-4, 110 points (1st in Patrick), Lost in Division Semifinal, 1.17 SRS)
  7. ’77-’78 Philadelphia Flyers (45-20-15, 105 points (2nd in Patrick), Lost in Semifinal, 1.12 SRS)
  8. ’82-’83 Philadelphia Flyers (49-23-8, 106 points (1st in Patrick), Lost in Division Semifinal, 0.96 SRS)

The ’73-’74 Philadelphia Flyers were the 15th-seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff. They had a Bye in the First Round and then were surprisingly defeated in six games in the Second Round by the 18th-seeded ’06-’07 Anaheim Ducks, who would advance all the way to the Quarterfinal. Then, in the Second Annual UNP, the ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers were the 12th seed and made a very nice run all the way to the Semifinal. They were eliminated by the eventual champs in that Semifinal, the top-seeded ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens.

Players to Watch:

  • C – Bobby Clarke – Let’s begin with the all-time greatest Flyer. He is the franchise leader in games played (1,144), he’s fourth in goals (358), he’s first in assists (852), first in points (1,210) and fourth in PIM (1,453). Hell of a player and hell of a leader, but not very well liked outside of the Flyers fanbase.
  • G – Bernie Parent – “Only the Lord Saves More than Bernie!” One of the best goaltenders of his generation and a goaltending legend, especially for what he did during the Flyers’ cup runs where he won both the Conn Smythe and the Vezina both years.
  • F – Bill Barber – I’ve mentioned the greatest player and the greatest goaltender and now its time for the greatest goal scorer in Flyers history. He scored 420 goals in 903 games played over 12 years with the franchise. During those 12 years, Barber scored 30 or more goals nine times.

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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