You Would Think Ep. 34- All-Time Best Philadelphia Flyers

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It is the age-old question, debated on radio stations and playgrounds nationwide.

NHL free agent frenzy

“Who’s better, Claude Giroux or Eric Lindros?”

Bernie Parent or Ron Hextall?”

“Really, you’d take HIM?”

That’s right, the question of the week on You Would Think is fantasy rosters. Specifically, who are the all-time best Philadelphia Flyers?

YWT #34- All-Time Best Philadelphia Flyers

On this week’s podcast, Kyle and Mike went in-depth on the topic, holding a little bit of a fantasy draft from Flyers history (with a cameo appearance from Mike’s dad), and the results may surprise you. The rules for the draft were laid out as follows:  each competitor picks a player from hockey history who was ever the property of the Philadelphia Flyers (Peter Forsberg would have been eligible even without the underwhelming free agent signing that brought him back in 2005). Three forwards (no more than two centres), two defencemen, and a goalie, and picks alternated.

Spoiler alert, Bernie Parent was the number one overall pick. If you’re wary of further spoilers, you may want to turn away now. Listen to the podcast, and then come back and finish the article.

Kyle’s lineup was as follows:

Daniel BriereSean CouturierSimon Gagne

Chris ProngerKimmo Timonen

Ron Hextall

And Mike’s list was:

Claude GirouxEric LindrosBobby Clarke

Eric DesjardinsMark Howe

Bernie Parent

The boys then repeated the process for the history of the whole NHL. To get those lists, you’re just going to have to listen to the show.


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Main Photo: Player Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)