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12-30-2011, 09:01 PM
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Philly for most of the reasons listed above. Other than a few lapses, they've always had good to great teams. Pens have been widely inconsistent throughout their existance.

A better comparison might be Philadelphia vs the Bruins since 1967.

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12-30-2011, 10:24 PM
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This is a serious question ?? It's not even close.

Flyers - Bruins would be a better comp or if trying to guage the power of winning a Cup, Flyers vs. Islanders. At least the Isles have 2 extra Cups and an all-time dynasty to make up for the rest of their shortcomings.

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That is interesting considering that, as much as it pains me to say so, the Flyers have easily been the better franchise over their existence.
You are right. It pains me to say philly has been better..... and it pains me to say you are right.

Alson, not sure how this was missed, but the flyers are six-time finalists, not five. Which brings the total finals appearances to 8-3 for the flyers. Slam dunk.

If we include semis appearances, off the top of my head, the pens have 01, 96, 70 and I think that is it. The flyers have 08, 04, 00, 95, 89, 78, 77 and 73. So, total semifinals visits are 16 to 6 for Philly. Throw in the vastly superior regular season record and I'm pretty sure an extra cup doesn't make up for it.

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You are right. It pains me to say philly has been better..... and it pains me to say you are right.

Alson, not sure how this was missed, but the flyers are six-time finalists, not five. Which brings the total finals appearances to 8-3 for the flyers. Slam dunk.

If we include semis appearances, off the top of my head, the pens have 01, 96, 70 and I think that is it. The flyers have 08, 04, 00, 95, 89, 78, 77 and 73. So, total semifinals visits are 16 to 6 for Philly. Throw in the vastly superior regular season record and I'm pretty sure an extra cup doesn't make up for it.
Isn't it 8-4?

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Isn't it 8-4?
Yep,
91-92
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Gotta go with Philly. You think of just about any team and they've had a bad stretch of seasons which are associated with certain players or perhaps a certain jersey design, which are used to mock that particular bad era for the club... but not so with the Flyers. Remarkable consistency.

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Even as a Pens fan, it has to be Philadelphia.

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You can't blame that on the Flyers, leading up to the 1990 draft Ricci was considered the conensus #1 by Central Scouting going into the draft. The amount of European players that had come into the league at that time was few and far between and the Flyers were looking for players to make an impact right away. Central Scoutings Top 10 Skaters going into the draft was.

1. Ricci
2. Nolan
3. Primeau
4. Nedved
5. Scissons
6. Sydor
7. Slaney
8. Hughes
9. Dykhuis
10. Hatcher

The Flyers were happy to have Ricci fall into their laps at #3 he was as sure of a thing as you could get. Hindsight is 20/20
not to mention that in '92, ricci was considered the best piece going to quebec in the lindros trade.

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