2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers season

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2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 15th Eastern
2006–07 record 22–48–12
Home record 10–24–7
Road record 12–24–5
Goals for 214
Goals against 303
Team information
President Peter Luukko
General Manager Bob Clarke (resigned)[a]
Paul Holmgren[a]
Coach Ken Hitchcock (fired)[a]
John Stevens[a]
Assistant Coach Terry Murray
John Stevens[a]
Craig Berube[a]
Captain Peter Forsberg (traded)[b]
Alternate captains Simon Gagne
Derian Hatcher
Sami Kapanen[b]
Arena Wachovia Center
Average attendance 19,283[1]
Minor league affiliate(s) Philadelphia Phantoms
Trenton Titans
Team leaders
Goals Simon Gagne (41)
Assists Joni Pitkanen (39)
Points Simon Gagne (68)
Penalties in minutes Ben Eager (233)
Plus/minus Scottie Upshall (+4)
Wins Antero Niittymaki (9)
Goals against average Martin Biron (3.01)

The 2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 40th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). For the first time in franchise history the Flyers finished with the worst record in the entire league and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1994.

Off-season[edit]

During the off-season the Flyers lost Michal Handzus in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Kim Johnsson to free agency and Eric Desjardins and team captain Keith Primeau to retirement.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Peter Forsberg replaced Primeau as team captain,[3] but a chronic foot injury had him in and out of the lineup throughout the season and limited his effectiveness. Eight games into the regular season and with a record of 1–6–1, General Manager Bob Clarke resigned and head coach Ken Hitchcock was fired.[4] Assistant coach John Stevens replaced Hitchcock and assistant general manager Paul Holmgren took on Clarke's responsibilities on an interim basis.[4]

The changes did little to improve the Flyers fortunes in 2006–07 as setting franchise records for futility became the norm. They had several multiple-game losing streaks including a franchise worst 10–game losing streak and a 12–game home losing streak that stretched from November 29 to February 10. Ultimately, the Flyers finished with a 22–48–12 record, the most losses in franchise history and the worst record in the league. They also set the NHL record for the biggest points drop off in the standings in a one-year span (101 points in 2005–06 to 56 points in 2006–07, a difference of 45 points).

With the team clearly on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1994, Holmgren set his sights on rebuilding the team and preparing for the future. Forsberg, unwilling to commit to playing next season, was traded to the Nashville Predators for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, and 2007 1st and 3rd-round draft picks.[5] Veteran defenseman Alexei Zhitnik was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for prospect defenseman Braydon Coburn[6] and disappointing off-season acquisition Kyle Calder was sent to the Detroit Red Wings via Chicago in exchange for defenseman Lasse Kukkonen.[7] The Flyers also acquired goaltender Martin Biron from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2007 2nd-round pick.[8] Given wide praise for his efforts, the Flyers gave Holmgren a two-year contract and removed the interim label from his title.[9]

The Flyers finished the regular season having allowed 297 goals (excluding 6 shootout goals allowed), the most in the League.[10][11]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 New Jersey Devils 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
2 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
3 6 New York Rangers 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
4 8 New York Islanders 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
5 15 Philadelphia Flyers 82 22 48 12 214 303 56

[12]

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Eastern Conference[13]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P - Buffalo Sabres NE 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
3 Y - Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 43 28 11 246 245 97
4 X - Ottawa Senators NE 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
5 X - Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
6 X - New York Rangers AT 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
7 X - Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
8 X - New York Islanders AT 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 28 40 14 235 286 70
15 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

2006 Pre-season[14]

Legend:   Win   Loss   Overtime/shootout loss

Regular season[edit]

2006–07 Regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM
12 Gagne, SimonSimon Gagne 26 LW 76 41 27 68 2 30
22 Knuble, MikeMike Knuble 34 RW 64 24 30 54 2 56
44 Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen 23 D 77 4 39 43 −25 88
21 Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsbergdouble-dagger 33 C 40 11 29 40 2 72
17 Carter, JeffJeff Carter 22 C 62 14 23 37 −17 48
18 Richards, MikeMike Richards 21 C 59 10 22 32 −12 52
8 Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson 34 LW 58 11 18 29 −16 44
20 Umberger, R. J.R. J. Umberger 24 C 81 16 12 28 −32 41
24 Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen 33 RW 77 11 14 25 −21 22
29, 45 Picard, AlexandreAlexandre Picard 21 D 62 3 19 22 −19 17
6 Jones, RandyRandy Jones 25 D 66 4 18 22 −14 38
19 Calder, KyleKyle Calderdouble-dagger 28 LW 59 9 12 21 −31 36
27 Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitailledouble-dagger 31 C 28 5 12 17 −4 22
27 Afanasenkov, DmitryDmitry Afanasenkovdagger 26 LW 41 8 7 15 −19 12
9 Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshalldagger 23 RW 18 6 7 13 4 8
9, 15 Ruzicka, StefanStefan Ruzicka 21 RW 40 3 10 13 −6 18
77 Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnikdaggerdouble-dagger 34 D 31 3 10 13 −16 38
11 Potulny, RyanRyan Potulny 22 C 35 7 5 12 1 22
55 Eager, BenBen Eager 23 LW 63 6 5 11 −13 233
29 Fedoruk, ToddTodd Fedorukdagger 27 LW 48 3 8 11 −11 84
2 Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher 34 D 82 3 6 9 −24 67
61 York, MikeMike Yorkdagger 29 LW 34 4 4 8 −9 8
93 Nedved, PetrPetr Nedveddouble-dagger 35 C 21 1 6 7 −20 18
5 Coburn, BraydonBraydon Coburndagger 21 D 20 3 4 7 −2 16
34 Meyer, FreddyFreddy Meyerdouble-dagger 26 D 25 2 3 5 −4 14
23 Gauthier, DenisDenis Gauthier 30 D 43 0 4 4 −11 45
46 Timonen, JussiJussi Timonen 23 D 14 0 4 4 −10 6
40 Meloche, EricEric Meloche 30 RW 13 1 2 3 −6 4
28 Kane, BoydBoyd Kane 28 LW 15 0 2 2 −4 28
65 Guenin, NateNate Guenin 24 D 9 0 2 2 0 4
43 Jonsson, LarsLars Jonsson 25 D 8 0 2 2 −4 6
42 Esche, RobertRobert Esche 29 G 18 0 2 2 N/A 2
3 Rathje, MikeMike Rathje 32 D 18 0 1 1 −7 6
52 Grant, TristonTriston Grant 22 LW 8 0 1 1 −1 10
5 Baumgartner, NolanNolan Baumgartnerdouble-dagger 30 D 6 0 1 1 0 21
30 Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 26 G 52 0 0 0 N/A 2
28 Kukkonen, LasseLasse Kukkonendagger 25 D 20 0 0 0 −1 8
43 Biron, MartinMartin Birondagger 29 G 16 0 0 0 N/A 0
26 Reid, DarrenDarren Reiddagger 23 RW 14 0 0 0 −7 18
54 Printz, DavidDavid Printz 26 D 12 0 0 0 −3 4
33 Cote, RileyRiley Cote 24 LW 8 0 0 0 0 11
14 Hamel, DenisDenis Hameldagger 29 LW 7 0 0 0 −4 0
15 Dimitrakos, NikoNiko Dimitrakos 27 RW 5 0 0 0 −4 6
49 Leighton, MichaelMichael Leightondaggerdouble-dagger 25 G 4 0 0 0 N/A 0
14 Cullen, MarkMark Cullen 28 C 3 0 0 0 −3 0
32 Grenier, MartinMartin Grenier 26 D 3 0 0 0 −3 0
36 Ellison, MattMatt Ellison 23 RW 2 0 0 0 0 0
35 Houle, MartinMartin Houle 21 G 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
77 Parent, RyanRyan Parentdagger 19 D 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season
No. Player Age GP W L OT SO GA SV% GAA MIN
30 Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 26 52 9 29 8 0 166 .894 3.38 2942
42 Esche, RobertRobert Esche 29 18 5 9 1 1 62 .872 4.32 860
43 Biron, MartinMartin Birondagger 29 16 6 8 2 1 47 .908 3.01 935
49 Leighton, MichaelMichael Leightondaggerdouble-dagger 25 4 2 2 0 0 12 .882 3.70 195
35 Houle, MartinMartin Houle 21 1 0 0 0 0 1 .667 27.27 2

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Ref
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Simon Gagne [15]
Team awards[16]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Derian Hatcher
Bobby Clarke Trophy Simon Gagne
Gene Hart Memorial Award Sami Kapanen
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Ben Eager
Toyota Cup Simon Gagne
Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award Mike Knuble

Records[edit]

The 2006–07 edition of the Philadelphia Flyers (Kyle Calder, Jeff Carter, and Sami Kapanen pictured on the left during a January 4 game against the New York Rangers) holds several dubious franchise records, including most losses, fewest points, fewest home wins, and three different losing/winless streaks.

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 2006–07 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Games without a win Streak 15 Antero Niittymaki 12/2/2006 – 1/20/2007 [17]
Assists by a defenseman Game 5 Alexandre Picard 2/1/2007 New Jersey Devils [18]
Assists by a rookie Game 5 Alexandre Picard 2/1/2007 New Jersey Devils [18]
Losses Season 29[c] Antero Niittymaki [19]
Lowest plus-minus Season –32 R. J. Umberger [20]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 2006–07 season
Record Type Total Date(s) Opponent Refs
Goals against Period 6[d] 10/27/2006 Buffalo Sabres [21]
Games winless at home Streak 13[e] 11/29/2006 – 2/8/2007 [22]
Games lost Streak 9 12/8/2006 – 12/27/2006 [22]
Games lost at home Streak 8 12/9/2006 – 1/27/2007 [22]
Fewest wins at home Season 10 [23]
Most losses Season 48 [24]
Most losses at home Season 24 [23]
Fewest points Season 56 [24]
Worst winning percentage Season .341 [24]
Fewest shootouts Season 7[f] [25]
Fewest shootout wins Season 1 [25]

Milestones[edit]

Individual career milestones[26]
Milestone Player Details Date Ref
750th game coached Ken Hitchcock October 5, 2006 [27]
600th assist Peter Forsberg Primary assist on Simon Gagne's powerplay goal at 14:19 of the second period January 18, 2007 [28][29]
1,000th game played Alexei Zhitnik February 20, 2007
1,000th game played Derian Hatcher April 7, 2007

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 20, 2006, the day after the deciding game of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, through June 6, 2007, the day of the deciding game of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.[30]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 24, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd-round pick in 2006
4th-round pick in 2006
To Montreal Canadiens
Chicago's 3rd-round pick in 2006
[31]
August 2, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Meloche
To Chicago Blackhawks
rights to Vaclav Pletka
[32]
August 4, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Kyle Calder
To Chicago Blackhawks
Michal Handzus
[33]
November 9, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Darren Reid
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Daniel Corso
[34]
November 13, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Todd Fedoruk
To Anaheim Ducks
4th-round pick in 2007
conditional right to switch 5th-round picks in 2007[g]
[35][36]
December 16, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Alexei Zhitnik
To New York Islanders
Freddy Meyer
conditional draft pick[h]
[37]
December 20, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mike York
To New York Islanders
Randy Robitaille
5th-round pick in 2008
[38]
February 15, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan Parent
Scottie Upshall
1st-round pick in 2007
3rd-round pick in 2007
To Nashville Predators
Peter Forsberg
[5]
February 24, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Braydon Coburn
To Atlanta Thrashers
Alexei Zhitnik
[6]
February 26, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Lasse Kukkonen
3rd-round pick in 2007
To Chicago Blackhawks
Kyle Calder
[7]
February 27, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Martin Biron
To Buffalo Sabres
2nd-round pick in 2007
[8]
June 4, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations
To Nashville Predators
Matt Ellison
[39]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
June 26, 2006 Brad Tapper Hannover Scorpions (DEL) 1 year* [40]
July 1, 2006 Nolan Baumgartner Vancouver Canucks 2 years, $2.4 million [41]
July 1, 2006 Lars Jonsson HV71 (Elitserien) 1 year, $450,000* [41][42]
July 4, 2006 Randy Robitaille Minnesota Wild 1 year, $600,000 [43]
July 5, 2006 Mark Cullen Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $450,000 [44]
July 13, 2006 Daniel Corso Frankfurt Lions (DEL) 1 year* [45]
July 13, 2006 Martin Grenier New York Rangers 1 year* [45]
July 13, 2006 Boyd Kane Washington Capitals 1 year* [45]
July 19, 2006 Geoff Sanderson Phoenix Coyotes 2 years, $3 million [46]

Offer sheets[edit]

The Flyers signed the following restricted free agents to offer sheets.

Date Player Team Contract details Result Ref
September 12, 2006 Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $1.9 million Matched [47]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Contract details Ref
July 5, 2006 Antero Niittymaki 1 year, $1 million [48]
July 6, 2006 R.J. Umberger 2 years, $2.3 million [49]
July 13, 2006 Matt Ellison 1 year* [45]
July 14, 2006 Joni Pitkanen 1 year, $2 million [50]
July 29, 2006 David Printz 1 year* [51]
September 2, 2006 Tony Voce 1 year* [52]
September 11, 2006 Simon Gagne 5 years, $26.25 million [53]
November 29, 2006 Mike Knuble 2 years, $5.6 million extension [54]
February 13, 2007 Sami Kapanen 2 years, $2.5 million extension [55]
March 27, 2007 Martin Biron 2 years, $7 million extension [56]
May 11, 2007 Scottie Upshall 2 years, $2.45 million extension [57]
May 14, 2007 Ben Eager 2 years, $1.2 million extension [58]
May 17, 2007 Lasse Kukkonen 2 years, $1.75 million extension [59]

Entry level contracts[edit]

The following players — Flyers draft picks, undrafted free agents, and the unsigned draft picks of other teams — were signed by the Flyers to entry level contracts.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
July 5, 2006 Denis Tolpeko Regina Pats (WHL) Undrafted free agent 3 years, $1.475 million [60]
August 16, 2006 Nate Guenin Ohio State Buckeyes (CCHA) Unsigned 2002 4th-round pick (NY Rangers) 2 years, $1.7 million [61]
September 23, 2006 Oskars Bartulis Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) 2005 3rd-round pick 3 years, $1.55 million [62]
March 15, 2007 Kyle Greentree Alaska Nanooks (CCHA) Undrafted free agent 2 years, $1.7 million [63]
March 15, 2007 Jon Matsumoto Bowling Green Falcons (CCHA) 2006 3rd-round pick 3 years, $1.8 million [63]
May 17, 2007 David Laliberte P.E.I. Rocket (QMJHL) 2004 4th-round pick 3 years, $1.555 million [59]
June 1, 2007 Josh Beaulieu London Knights (OHL) 2005 5th-round pick 3 years, $1.495 million [64]
June 1, 2007 Jeremy Duchesne Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL) 2005 4th-round pick 3 years, $1.59 million [64]

Waivers[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following waivers transactions. Players claimed on recall waivers are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Claimed by Claimed from Ref
November 11, 2006 Marty Murray* Los Angeles Kings Philadelphia Flyers [65]
December 30, 2006 Dmitry Afanasenkov Philadelphia Flyers Tampa Bay Lightning [66]
January 2, 2007 Petr Nedved* Edmonton Oilers Philadelphia Flyers [67]
January 11, 2007 Michael Leighton Philadelphia Flyers Nashville Predators [68]
February 24, 2007 Nolan Baumgartner* Dallas Stars Philadelphia Flyers [69]
February 27, 2007 Denis Hamel Philadelphia Flyers Atlanta Thrashers [70]
February 27, 2007 Michael Leighton Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers [70]

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes Ref
June 30, 2006 Turner Stevenson Buyout Announced retirement on April 13, 2007 [71]
June 30, 2006 Chris Therien Retirement [72]
July 1, 2006 Kim Johnsson Minnesota Wild Free agency [73]
July 6, 2006 Branko Radivojevic Minnesota Wild Free agency [74]
July 14, 2006 Donald Brashear Washington Capitals Free agency [75]
July 14, 2006 John Slaney Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) Free agency [76]
July 21, 2006 Wade Skolney Pittsburgh Penguins Free agency [77]
August 10, 2006 Eric Desjardins Retirement [78]
September 14, 2006 Keith Primeau Retirement 2 years remained on contract [2]
September 15, 2006 Ryan Ready Iserlohn Roosters (DEL) Free agency [79]
September 21, 2006 Brian Savage Retirement [80]
October 11, 2006 Pat Kavanagh Portland Pirates (AHL) Free agency [81]
June 4, 2007 David Printz* Djurgarden IF (Elitserien) Free agency Contract for the 2007–08 season [82]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at General Motors Place in Vancouver on June 24, 2006.[83] The Flyers original third-round pick, 85th overall, was traded to the San Jose Sharks for Niko Dimitrakos on March 9, 2006.[84]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2006 and their NHL career regular season statistics (complete through the end of the 2016–17 season)
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L OT GAA Notes
1 22 Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux Right Wing  Canada Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) 656 180 395 575 308 &
&
&
&
2 39 Nodl, AndreasAndreas Nodl Right Wing  Austria Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) 183 15 21 36 28 &
&
&
&
[i]
2 42 Ratchuk, MikeMike Ratchuk Defense  United States USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NAHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[j]
2 55 Bodrov, DenisDenis Bodrov Defense  Russia Tolyatti Lada (RSL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
3 79 Matsumoto, JonJon Matsumoto Center  Canada Bowling Green Falcons (CCHA) 14 2 0 2 4 &
&
&
&
[k]
4 101 Lehtivuori, JoonasJoonas Lehtivuori Defense  Finland Ilves (SM-liiga) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[l]
4 109 Kovar, JakubJakub Kovar Goaltender  Czech Republic Budějovice Jr. (CZE) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[k]
5 145 Rheault, JonJon Rheault Right Wing  United States Providence Friars (HE) 5 0 0 0 0 &
&
&
&
6 175 Dupont, MichaelMichael Dupont Goaltender   Switzerland Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
7 205 Popov, AndreiAndrei Popov Right Wing  Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk (Vysshaya Liga) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL[85] and the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.[86] After an early season coaching change from Craig Berube, who joined the Flyers as an assistant, to Kjell Samuelsson, the Phantoms struggled finishing sixth in their division and missing the playoffs.[87] Trenton finished 4th in their division and made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs before losing to the Dayton Bombers in their last season as a Flyers affiliate. Following the 2006–07 ECHL season the Titans were renamed the Trenton Devils by their new owners, the New Jersey Devils.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f On October 22, Clarke resigned and Hitchcock was fired. Holmgren was named interim general manager and Stevens was named head coach. Berube was named an assistant coach. Holmgren had the interim label removed from his title when he was given a two-year contract extension on March 14.
  2. ^ a b Forsberg was traded to the Nashville Predators on February 15. No new captain was named for the remainder of the season. Kapanen was named an alternate captain for the remainder of the season.
  3. ^ Tied mark set by Bernie Parent during the 1969–70 season.
  4. ^ Tied mark set during the 1968–69, 1981–82, and 1992–93 seasons.
  5. ^ 10 losses and 3 shootout losses.
  6. ^ Tied during the 2009–10 season.
  7. ^ Condition not met.
  8. ^ The Islanders had a choice between the Flyers' third-round pick in 2007 or the Flyers' second-round pick in 2008. The Islanders chose the 2007 third-round pick.
  9. ^ The Flyers traded the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim's 2005 second-round pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for the Coyotes' second-round pick, 39th overall, and the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2005 fourth-round pick on July 30, 2005.[84]
  10. ^ The Flyers received the Los Angeles Kings' second-round pick, 42nd overall, as compensation for the Kings hiring Dean Lombardi as their general manager.[84]
  11. ^ a b The Flyers traded Eric Meloche and Patrick Sharp to the Chicago Blackhawks for Matt Ellison and the Blackhawks' third-round pick, 66th overall, on December 5, 2005. [84]The Flyers traded the Blackhawks' pick to the Montreal Canadiens for the Canadiens' third, 79th overall, and fourth-round pick, 109th overall, on June 24, 2006.
  12. ^ The Flyers traded Dennis Seidenberg to the Phoenix Coyotes for Petr Nedved on January 20, 2006. The Flyers also had the option of swapping fourth-round picks, which was exercised resulting in the Flyers moving from the 115th overall pick to the 101st overall pick, and 2007 third-round picks, which was not exercised.[84]

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