Flyers' History: Top 10s in Flyers history

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  1. BiggE Gotta admit, I’m a little bit confused

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    Yup for sure. It would probably be between those 2, Primeau in 2004, and Barber in 1980 for the final 3 spots.

    Another fun one would be ranking the greatest Flyer performances in a single series. There are so many to choose from! Just quickly from the top of my head

    73-Dornhoefer vs Minnesota
    74- Parent vs Boston
    76- Leach vs Boston
    77- the whole LCB line vs the Leafs
    87-Hextall vs Montreal
    89-Kerr & Propp in each of the 1st two rounds
    95-Lindros vs the Rags
    97-Lindros in each of the first 3 rounds
    00-Boucher vs Pittsburgh
    04-Esche vs the Devils
    04- Roenick vs the Leafs
    04- Primeau vs everyone
    06- Forsberg vs Buffalo
    08- Umberger vs Washington
    10- Briere vs everyone
    10-Leighton vs Montreal
    12- Giroux vs Pittsburgh
     
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    I am pretty sure we could do a Top Ten against Toronto alone.

    I will give this more thought but upon first glance...
    RED AND BOLD You have omitted one very critical series and that is :)
    Bill Barber against Minnesota in 1980. I will put it among the best defensive series by any forward and the fact that he scored nine goals -- including an NHL record three shorties -- is exemplary. That one game where he scored a SHG, PPG and EvenSG... wow the Met Center was raucous. Flyers up 4-0, North Stars score three and on the PP with what four minutes to play and here came Barber yet again.

    1985 NYR: Tim Kerr. This was one of the few times I will use the reference men against boys.

    1987 Montreal: Pelle Eklund was a superstar!

    1987 NYI: Mark Howe and Brad McCrimmon

    Bob Dailey in 1977 especially against Toronto. It wasn't too far thereafter when he was compared to both Denis Potvin and Larry Robinson by outsiders. He deserves at least an HM.

    2008 Washington: Danny Briere.

    1974 NYR: The entire second line of Lonsberry-MacLeish-Dorhoefer. If it wasn't for their contributions, they don't win that series.

    Bobby Clarke needs to be referenced at least once and I nominate 1974 vs. Boston.

    For sleepers:
    • Joe Paterson against Quebec in 1985.
    • Ken Wregget against Pittsburgh in 1989. The pressure than man must have been under and to perform the way he did. Maybe it was better he didn't have time to think about it.
    • Dave Poulin against NYI in 1987. One game played, two points. The one game was Game 7. The Flyers' version of Willis Reed.
    For fillers:
    • Rick MacLeish in 1975 against NYI.
    • Reggie Leach against Toronto (well every opponent -- Conn Smythe despite being swept in the Finals) in 1976.
    • Pete Peeters 1980 NYR. He was nearly invincible.
     
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    Flyers vs. Bruins 1974 Cup Finals Game 6 is on NBCSN at 7 pm tonight
     
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    All good ones, and Barber vs Minny in 80 for sure! It’s a tough list to narrow to 10, but if I had to single out one, well, what Leach did to Boston in 76 was just unreal. He was flat out unstoppable, especially in game 5!
     
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    Scotch in hand and ready for puck drop!
     
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    ^ MacLeish's reaction to his failed chance to make it 2-0 late was quicker than instantaneous.

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    This was a tough series. A physical series. Do you remember this smash?

     
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    So nice, you quoted him twice? :sarcasm:
     
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    Game 7, 1989 at Pittsburgh. 31 years ago today:
     
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