25 Greatest Philadelphia Flyers of the Last 25 Years (1992-2017)-#5

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  1. Lotusflower

    Lotusflower Cult of Cthulucast

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    Dog days of summer so I thought this would be a good time to try to put this together.

    Just picked Patrick 2nd obviously and with a ton of new faces both already on the team and ready to debut in '17 it feels like the beginning of a new era for the franchise.

    25 is also a tidy number so of course there's that as well.

    Spanning the beginning of the Lindros era (give or take) til now which players make up the board's consensus for best of the last 25 years? I added goalies as well because I want a hard and fast and more or less "definitive" list.

    Use your own criteria for your decision and after you vote if you feel like it post who you voted for and why.

    Thanks all. Lemme know if I forgot anyone in the poll.

    Winner of Poll #4 is: Desjardins, Eric.
    Link to Previous Poll: http://hfboards.mandatory.com/showthread.php?t=2380309

    25 Greatest Philadelphia Flyers of the Last 25 Years (1992-2017)
    #1: Lindros, Eric (93-00) 486-290-369-659- 84%
    #2: LeClair, John (95-04) 649-333-310-643-42%
    #3: Giroux, Claude (08-17) 656-180-395-575-61%
    #4: Desjardins, Eric (95-06) 738-93-303-396-49%
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  2. Sawdalite

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    This is Recchi's time... make it so.
     
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    Close between Recchi and Brind'Amour but I think it has to go to Recchi.
     
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    It's close, but Brindy meant more to me.
     
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    Going with Rod the Bod

    This is one of my favorite videos to watch. I was lucky enough to be at the draft in Philly. We the fans booed for the entirety of the draft minus two moments: when the Flyers made their pick at 17 and when Brindamour took to the stage.

    [Yt]GRpkeIkSoeI[/MEDIA]
     
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    I was there. Hard to grasp how great the fans were that day if you weren't in attendance.
     
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    Recchi now, Richards next. Then Brindy and Timonen.
     
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    BernieParent Trying to be less wrong every day.

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    The correct answer is, of course, the current GM and former goaltender / enforcer / lumberjack / Conn Smythe winner.
     
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    Hextall post 92 wasn't all that great. League average at best.

    Not sure how we can include his pre-92 years since it falls outside of the 25 year window.
     
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    I wouldn't argue with people who take Recchi's career over Brind'Amour's, but I take Rod as a Flyer. He was a step behind offensively while being more than that ahead defensively. He was a Flyer through and through, and I was very happy for him when he got his Cup and long-deserved Selkes in Carolina.

    I am a bit biased, though, as he was my favorite player as a kid.

    Hextall is also in the mix coming up. It gets really tough from there, though.
     
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    BernieParent Trying to be less wrong every day.

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    Brindy, mostly since I just liked his tenacity and style of play. And I wasn't keen on Recchi's behavior during the Barber revolt.
     
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    I went with Rex but Rod isn't a wrong choice. Either one is fine here.



    Matt Carle would not be fine here.
     
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    Should be recchi over rod by alot more
     
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    Why's that? I know Recchi is a Hall of Famer, but Rod should be too. 2- way players are too often undervalued in my opinion. I think they are close as the poll suggests.

    (Don't mind me though, I'm like the Brind'Amour version of boxcar)
     
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    Not sure I went with Podien, I thought he was the best leader I saw as far getting guys pumped up.
     
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    went with Brind'Amour again. and will continue to do so. I still believe he was one of the most underrated players this team has had in the last 25 years.
    No offense to Dr. Recchi
     
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    imo as a somewhat old-head

    i'd have

    recchi
    brindy
    gagne

    then a tier in no particular order:
    carter/briere/primeau/richards/simmonds/timonen/pronger

    then another also in no order:
    voracek/forsberg/hartnell/renberg/hextall (there was a lot of bad with the good)

    then a final tier likewise no order:
    therien/roenick/knuble/johnsson/mason/cechmanek


    then a lot of honorable mentions:
    coburn/couturier/galley/handzus/pitkanen/boucher/kapanen/falloon/svoboda (not on list)/coffey (not on list)/richardson (not on list)/jagr (not on list)
     
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    Voracek should be in a tier above Briere.

    Briere is one of the more overrated Flyers in this tenure IMO.

    I'd bump up Coots too.
     
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    Recchi pretty easily for me here. Brindy is easily next followed by Gagne and then it gets tough between Forsberg, Pronger, Richards, Carter, Falloon, Briere, and Timonen.
     
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    Bumping to see if we can get more votes since its close.
     
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    It might just be my poor short term memory... but it seems this round is longer than previous ones.

    At this rate it will take months to finish up... It will be interesting if during the Season, the Current Players are impacted one way or another by how they are playing... Simmer Jake, etal may be able to win votes with monster games... or lose some with clunkers.
     

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