And then there were 10: Flyers eliminated


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One could argue that the Philadelphia Flyers spend enough money and make the kind of bold moves that every season should be considered “Stanley Cup or bust.” In that frame of mind, falling in the first round is obviously a big disappointment. If you look at the team more realistically – especially considering its tough start and last season’s flop – there are some definite positives to take from the Flyers’ 2013-14 season, however.

(For some, the most disappointing thing might just be a controversial hybrid icing call, though …)

Let’s take a look at an up-and-down year for “The Broad Street Bullies.”

If nothing else, the Flyers showed the kind of fight their market values this season. It wasn’t always easy in 2013-14, yet this bunch showed that they’re willing to grind their way out of tough situations. The question is: what’s their ceiling in 2014-15?