Over their forty-six year history the Philadelphia Flyers have won two Stanley Cups and have displayed an immense amount of talent at all positions. We have seen greatness and we are awaiting the next great one. Here is my Flyers All-Star team.
CENTER: Bobby Clarke- The scrawny diabetic kid who shaved with a Kleenex from Flin Flon, Manitoba was a ferocious and relentless player who never gave up. He would play dirty and play well, and it earned him a strong argument for best Flyer ever.
WING: Tim Kerr- Kerr’s dynamic play, which was balanced out by his utter toughness and undeniable skill cascaded him into one of the top two wingers in Flyers history.
WING: Bill Barber- Bill Barber fit nicely into the Broad Street Bullies scheme the Flyers and Ed Snider were making happen in Philadelphia. He was one third of the LCB line, which also showcased rifle-man Reggie Leach.
DEFENSE: Mark Howe- Mark Howe was a fearless skater who could stop you like no other defender. In my opinion, and probably most of the fans, he is the greatest Flyers defenseman ever.
DEFENSE: Eric Desjardins- Trust me, I tried to think of every way possible to sneak Chris Pronger onto this list. If I couldn’t fit my favorite player ahead of someone, you know he is good. Desjardins was more than good, he was supernatural.
GOALTENDER: Bernie Parent: Is there really an argument for someone else. Bernie was undoubtedly the greatest Flyers goaltender to ever live. Hextall came close and Lindbergh could’ve had an argument but Parent takes the cake for his never-quitting will and his desirable talent. The Flyers won their two cups with a lot of help from number one.
By Tom Quarry