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14. Tim Kerr

Tim Kerr went undrafted yet his tenacious play and the way he overcame injury after injury would earn him a permanent spot in the Philadelphia Flyers lineup.  Maybe spot isn’t the right word as slot might be more accurate as that is where he would find himself in front of the opponents’ net.

Our Top 50 All-Time Philadelphia Flyers are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Philadelphia Flyers who have won their conference eight times and would win the Stanley Cup twice. Those wins took place in the second in 1974 and 1975, making them the first expansion team to win it all.

As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Bobby Clarke
  1. Bernie Parent
  1. Bill Barber
  1. Eric Lindros
  1. Mark Howe

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Atlanta Braves next.

As always we thank you for your support.

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65. Tim Kerr

Although it can be argued that almost all hockey players take a pounding from the game, few may have put themselves in harms way more than Tim Kerr. Dubbed “the Sultan of Slot”, Kerr would park himself in from the net and do whatever it took to get the puck in the net. He was criticized by some for scoring what was considered a high amount of “garbage” goals, but the fact is that Kerr netted 50 plus goals four seasons in a row and anyone who can do that is certainly a valuable commodity regardless of the era. Kerr still holds the NHL record for 34 Power Play goals in one season. His style of play finally caught up with him and he was only able to play 655 games (which on this list is relatively low) but did score 370 goals. Although his stats were solid, there are pundits who will look down as to how he got it and it may be enough to prevent Tim Kerr from gaining induction.

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