All-Time Greats: Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Mark Howe, Eric Lindros
Rivals: Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers Tickets
The Broad Street Bullies is a name well-known within the hockey ranks. The Flyers received that moniker in the early 1970s because the team's home arena was located on Broad Street in Philadelphia. The name also stuck because of the players' appetite for fighting and the record amount of penalty minutes they accrued. This dynamic led the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975. From the Broad Street Bullies to the Legion of Doom to the Flyers of today, all the teams have embodied the city of Philadelphia with their grit and toughness. The atmosphere at a game can be tough on opposing teams, as the Flyers' fandom is a passionate bunch. The crowd knows how to cheer for its beloved Flyers and is known to truly rock the stadium. If you want to be a part of all the action yourself, buy your Philadelphia Flyers tickets at StubHub.
Who is the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers?
Alain Vigneault was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers in April 2019, and he brings with him decades of experience. Vigneault has coached in the NHL for 16 seasons with the Montreal Canadians, Vancouver Canucks and, most recently, the New York Rangers. He has a career coaching record of over 640 wins, which puts him at No. 12 among all coaches in NHL history. His more than 1,200 total games coached puts him in 18th place.
Who are some legends who have played for the Philadelphia Flyers?
Established in 1967 during the first expansion wave in the NHL, the Flyers built the team's name, the Broad Street Bullies, with a few key players. Goaltender Bernie Parent and three-time league MVP Captain Bobby Clarke helped to usher in the Broad Street Bullies. They were joined by Bill Barber and Dave "The Hammer" Schultz. As the years went on, goaltender Ron Hextall came on board. The mid-1990s saw the birth of the Legion of Doom: Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg. Today, the Flyers are led by captain Claude Giroux, James Van Riemsdyk and Shayne Gostisbehere.
Where can I see Philadelphia Flyers' games?
Located in South Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center is the home arena for the Philadelphia Flyers. The arena is situated in what’s known as the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. This complex is also home to the MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies and the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. Wells Fargo Arena was initially called the Spectrum II, named after the original home of the Flyers. It has a 19,500-seat capacity for hockey but also hosts many different events that can push its capacity to more than 20,000.
Do the Flyers have any rivals?
Over the years, the Flyers' list of rivals has grown lengthy. The most obvious is the team's in-state rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins. These teams play four times a season; there's no love lost between the two. Both New York teams, the Islanders and the Rangers, are major rivals. The Washington Capitals can count themselves as another of the Flyers' big rivals. The Flyers see these teams at home twice each, so get your tickets at StubHub to see a rivalry game.
What are the top games on the Philadelphia Flyers' schedule?
Any game that the Flyers play within the division is a good one to catch. The Flyers play teams from the Western Conference at home once a season. Some upcoming games to look forward to include rivalry matchups against Boston on Jan. 13 and Pittsburgh on Jan. 21.Back to Top