Can anyone tell me why the Flyers haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1975? Obviously in most of the seasons since then, they haven't had enough talent to do so. But when an 8th-seeded Los Angeles Kings team can win one a few years ago, and a Chicago Blackhawks team that had been the dregs of the NHL for decades, can win two in three years, why can't the Flyers?
I'm not a hockey expert...I'm sure experts can tell me where the Flyers holes are that keep them from winning it all. But they look like a very talented team to me and yet, they can't get but one puck past Henrik Lundquist in a do-or-die game seven lastnight.
Do they lack the necessary leadership? Do they need better coaching? Is their talent level that much below the top teams to keep them title-less these many years? Inquiring minds want to know.
It's because they're a Philly team. Of the big 4 pro-sports, we have 1 championship in the past 30 years. So the 2008 Phillies notwithstanding, our teams choke in the big games.
But I'll still cheer them on...
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