Picking an NHL team between the Flyers and Capitals
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07-08-2013, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
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Pros and Cons:
Pro Philly: Exciting team and passionate fans. The ownership will always spend to the the max cap to remain competitive. Even in a usually boring offseason the Flyers will be entertaining as their GM makes very bold and aggressive moves. The in-game atmosphere in Philly is a 6 on a scale of 1-10. However the playoff atmosphere in Philly is a 9 out of 10, only rivaled by the likes of Montreal, Chicago, etc. With a nice young core like Giroux, Simmonds, Voracek, Schenn(s), Mason and Couturier, the Flyers will be good for a long time. The arena offers the Pavillion which is open before and after the game and is a great hangout.
Cons Philly: The fans are passionate but often borderline on the obscene and outrageous. The arena is located off of I-95 and is a royal pain in the butt with traffic and parking.
The Flyers are often reduced to 4th fiddle in the Philly sports media so don't expect any worthwhile coverage.
Opposing fanbases hate the Flyers and their fans more than pretty much any other team. Flyers fans are thick as thieves but are resented across the world. The Flyers LOVE to trade. This is exciting and could be good unless you end up liking and certain player. Chances are they WILL be traded.... Lindros, LeCalir, Recchi, Richards, Carter, JVR, Bobrovsky, etc.
That's just completely false. Philadelphia is a big time American hockey market, if not the top. They crush the 76ers in local tv ratings and attendance, and are very well covered on television (DNLand Philly Sports Talk devote big segments to them), radio (though most hosts know very little), newspaper, etc. The Flyers have a pretty big fanbase in the region.
One thing that's cool about the Flyers is that the franchise has an Original 6 quality to them. Rich history and tradition. Always a contender. I really don't see how this is a tough decision.
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