Favorite Team(s): Flyers, though I have a soft spot for the Avs and Isles.
Most Hated Team(s): Pens + Canucks
Favorite Player(s): Briere, Pronger, Bryz
Most Hated Player(s): Matt Cooke
Flyers fan since: Not sure exactly when, but it was fairly recently. Have followed hockey in VERY loose terms for the last twenty years (which has proven somewhat difficult on this side of the planet until recent times, HAHA!), but have only really become hooked in the last year... Never truly had an allegiance to a team before that, but watching the Flyers play... Yeah, that made up my mind who to support!
Favorite Team: Flyers, if i had a second team, it would be the islanders, i used to love watching them battle when we both were terrible.
Most hated team: The Pens, i cant stand the Canadians, and their fans, no offense.....
Favorite Players: Hextall of course, an a huge mike richards fan even though hes gone. Simmonds has impressed me from the get go. my favorite player in the league who isnt a flyer is Tim Thomas, i love the way he plays and i love how aggressive he can get
Most hated: Crosby, i hope he returns right before they face the flyers and gets knocked out for ever by a clean hit from anyone wearing orange, im sorry, its just how i feel.
My name is Jeff, I was born on the day the Flyers last won a Cup. I live in New England now, but grew up in Philly. My favorite Flyer was the two-headed monster, Jeff Carter-Mike Richards, but they are gone now, so I am rooting for Claude and JvR to take over the role of leaders and bring a cup back to philly.
Location: Western NY(aka Sabre territory )
Favorite Team(s): Flyers
Most Hated Team(s): Sabres, Rangers, Penguins, Capitals
Favorite Player(s): Giroux, Simmonds, Couturier, Rinaldo and Schenn(always was a fan and was pumped when the Flyers got him). Favorite non Flyer is Datsyuk
Most Hated Player(s): Sean Avery, Cooke, Crosby
Flyers fan since: As long as I can remember. My Uncle was a fan and he had me watching games when I was a baby.
Location: Nanoose Bay BC (Or, the middle of nowhere)
Favorite Team(s): Flyers, Predators, Canucks
Most Hated Teams: Pens
Favorite Player(s): Brayden Schenn, Claude Giroux, Matt Read, Ilya Bryzgalov, Antero Niittymaki, Roman Cechmanek
Most hated players: Crosby, although it's not all that strong (Olympic gold may have something to do with that)
Team: None right now Although I still play drop in regularly
Position: Right Wing
Flyers fan since: Was about eight playing floor hockey and someone remarked I looked like Cechmanek when i was in net. I found out who he was, he grew on me and I became a Flyers fan and never looked back (Sorry Nucks)
Favorite Player(s): Jagr, Voracek, Couturier, favorite non-Flyer Timmy Thomas
Most Hated Player(s): Brodeur, Luongo
Flyers fan since: I've always liked the Flyers but ever since I started to follow NHL closely a couple of years ago (bought NHL streams, watching as many games as my uni schedule allows), I've been a Blue Jackets fan. Before this season, my favorite player on the Jackets, Jake Voracek, got traded to Philly and my all-time favorite Jagr signed here, so since Jackets got of to a horrid start right from the beginning, I started following Flyers as close as possible. I thought it's just a one-season affair, but the team grew on me incredibly. I mean, Flyers have such an amazing history, it's a team with a great personality and incredible amount of talent...I think I won't be able to go back.
Favorite Player(s): Rick Tocchet, Ron Hextall, Ray Bourque, Cam Neely,
Most Hated Player(s): Sean Avery, PK Subban, Claude Lemieux, Tie Domi, Ulf Samuellson
Position: If pick up games count, D or LW
Flyers fan since: about age 6. Remember collecting old Penn Maid glass sour cream containers commerating the cup in 75. High school girlfriend had ahuge crush on Zezel, etc...been following the Flyers and Bruins hardcore since the 80's. Ever since my son became a diehard Flyers fan I've been pulled ever more over the being a full time Flyers fan. Can't wait for the Phantoms to come to town!
Favorite Past Flyers: Recchi, Lindros, LeClair, Forsberg, Dave Poulin, Pelle, Bernie.
Most Hated Player(s): Crosby, Bergeron, Krejci, Kennedy, Kunitz, Cooke, Subban, both Kostitsyn's, Mike ****ing Rupp
Position: Right Wing in HS.
Flyers fan since: I was old enough to understand sports. Neither of my parents were really into sports teams let alone hockey. My grandmother of all people was the one who got me into the Flyers and my interest in sports expanded from there. She would recall tales of teams past and made the Bullies and the teams of the 80's seem like mythology.
Favorite All-Time Player(s): Primeau, even had his Whalers Jersey.
Favorite Current Player(s): Honestly dont have any Flyers I can single out right now, I'd love to say JVR cause I'm all about US born players but he just hasnt impressed, and if I say Weber someone will ask me if they should trade for him, which they shouldnt, cause he costs too much.
Most Hated Player(s): Cooke
Flyers fan since birth. Did an interview with abcnews the night they lost game 6 and I was almost in tears. Still recovering.