AHL affiliate for Philadelphia Flyers amid trying 2012-13 season
The Phantoms' franchise, even before it moved to Glens Falls to become the Adirondack Phantoms, has been in a state of struggle underneath a successful NHL franchise. This comes despite a large amount of success from drafted prospects. The Phantoms have not really been successful since winning the Calder Cup during the NHL lockout year of 2004-05. Two early exits from the postseason over the course of what will be seven seasons of hockey does not suggest a steady foundation of prospects on which to build an NHL franchise.
While the Flyers may boast one of the best young cores going forward in the NHL, a lot of that was built through trades and numerous extremely talented players skipping the AHL altogether.… read more