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Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Part of the 1967 NHL Expansion, Philadelphia Flyers were the first non-Original Six team to win the Stanley Cup, victorious in 1973-74 and again in 1974-75. Philadelphia Flyers' all-time winning percentage of .578 (as of the end of the 2008–09 season) is the second best in the NHL, behind only the Montreal Canadiens' .591 winning percentage. Additionally, the Flyers have the most semifinal/conference final appearances out of all expansion teams (15; winning 7) and the most playoff appearances out of all expansion teams (34 out of 42 seasons). Philadelphia Flyers have played their home games on Broad Street since their inception, first at The Spectrum from 1967 until 1996, and then at the Wachovia Center from 1996 to the present, hence their nickname, the Broad Street Bullies.

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Philadelphia Flyers ticketsDuring the 2009 offseason the Flyers signed controversial goaltender Ray Emery to a one year contract and traded Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and two first round draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks for 2000 Hart Trophy and Norris Trophy winner Chris Pronger. The Pronger trade also includes a conditional clause of the Ducks receiving an extra 3rd round draft pick if the Flyers win the 2009-10 Stanley Cup. On July 7, it was announced that the Flyers had signed Pronger to a $34.45 million, 7-year contract extension. The Flyers followed this up by signing Brian Boucher as Emery's backup, as goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki left via free agency to the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively. Ian Laperriere was also signed in free agency to fill in a third line slot that had been made vacant by the exits of Lupul and Mike Knuble (who signed with Washington as a free agent), and Blair Betts was signed to a 1-year deal after a successful preseason. Rookie James vanRiemsdyk, the Flyers' first-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, had an impressive preseason and made the team out of training camp, joining a line with Mika Pyorala, another acquisition the Flyers made during the offseason.

On July 15, it was announced that the Flyers would play Boston at Fenway Park on January 1 in the 2010 NHL Winter Classic, which was won in overtime by the Bruins, 2-1, Philadelphia's' lone score came on recalled defenseman Danny Syvret's first career NHL goal.

On December 4th, 2009, it was reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer that head coach John Stevens had been fired and replaced with Peter Laviolette.