Weve reached the final decade in our All-Time Flyers team.
The voting figures to be most difficult among the centers Keith Primeau, Mike Richards and Danny Briere.
In many ways, Primeau might have been one of the truly great captains for a very long time here were it not for post-concussion syndrome that cut his career short of its mark.
Yet Primeau embodies better than anyone else of this era what it takes to wear the C on and off the ice in Philadelphia.
It should also be interesting how people perceive Richards stacked up against Primeau. Once the face of the franchise, Richards was traded this summer in what obviously had strong overtones of non-hockey issues that management felt impacted him and the franchise on ice.
There may not be a clear-cut choice in goal, either, unless fans decide that Brian Bouchers overall play here on three separate occasions with the Flyers and Phantoms, deserves consideration.
After these votes are finally tallied, we will then present the winners from each era and stack them up against each other for a First-Second-Third All-Time Flyers squad.
Simon Gagne: One of the classiest gentlemen to ever wear the Flyers' uniform, Gagne had almost as many goals (259) as assists (265).
Scott Hartnell: Could have played the lead role in Hair, he has been the prototypical power forward on the current roster.
Sami Kapanen: A true warrior who played through pain, Kapanen will be best remembered for shifting to defense in the 04 playoffs on Ken Hitchcocks depleted blue line.
Keith Primeau: Were it not for post-concussion syndrome, he might have been recognized as the Flyers best center of this decade.
Mike Richards: Had a lifetime contract with the Flyers until the stunning trade this summer. Best remembered for the playoff series against Montreal in 2010.
Danny Briere: Quickest center 30-or-older the Flyers have had, a true playoff performer and genuine nice guy.
Mike Knuble: The Flyers have not been able to replace his presence in front of the net or his thoughtful, intelligent postgame analysis.
Jeff Carter: As much as he didnt like the transition from center to right wing, he proved he could do it. His 40 goals will be missed.
Claude Giroux: The rising young superstar on the Flyers, who's about to discover the world is his oyster.
Kimmo Timonen: Steady, everyday defenseman who never complains about injury and twice has been a Barry Ashbee Award winner.
Chris Pronger: Qualifies as the best all-around defenseman the team ever acquired in a trade and not afraid to challenge teammates to raise their game.
Kim Johnsson: Another Ashbee winner, were it not for a concussion late in his Flyer career, he might have been regarded even higher.
Brian Boucher: Easily the most affable, intelligent and media-savvy goalie since Ron Hextall. He gave the Flyers a chance most nights.
Robert Esche: Wacky sense of humor, he replaced Boucher, rose above Jeff Hackett, and had a 2.65 career goals-against average.
Antero Niittymaki: He was proclaimed the future No. 1, and for a brief period, held the job. Hip issues made him a liability.
Roman Cechmanek: Famous for storming to the bench during a playoff game at Ottawa to berate his teammates, he holds the Flyers best all-time GAA mark of 1.96.
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