Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The not-so-special club

I hadn't realized this until now, but 56 games into the season, the woeful Philadelphia Flyers have had an unbelievable 42 different players suit up for them this season.

That makes me wonder just what the record is — because that's got to be awfully close.

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At 9:51 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous David Johnson said...

Actually, the Flyers have used just 42 players this year. You counted the goalies twice.

Not sure what the record is but the Bruins used 43 last year so the Flyers still need to use at least one more player to catch them. Blues used 41 last year. Blackhawks have used 40 this year and 42 last year. It seems using 40+ players isn't that unusual. At least for bad teams.

At the other end of the spectrum Tampa has used just 24 players this year.

 
At 10:13 PM, February 14, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Being that we're only two-thirds of the way through the season, you have to think they'll shatter those marks set by other teams last year. (And that's without a ton of deals bringing in new bodies.)

I just couldn't believe how long the list of Flyers was; it appears to be nearly double most other clubs.

 
At 10:40 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous David Johnson said...

Yes, it seems they will definitely beat those teams. Especially if they are active in the trade market as we expect them to be. Chicago will likely make a few trades too. But, I can't see either of those teams breaking the record. It seems the all-time record is 55 players used by the 1991-02 Boston Bruins.

 
At 10:41 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous David Johnson said...

Of coruse that should read 1991-92.

 
At 10:47 PM, February 14, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Should that read 'of course'?

 
At 10:48 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

The 91-92 Sharks used 45 players, including BOTH Link Gaetz and Kevin Evans.

 
At 10:55 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous David Johnson said...

Yes, it should. Sometimes one hand types faster than the other. :)

 
At 6:02 PM, February 17, 2007, Blogger JavaGeek said...

2003-2004
NYR: 52
WSH: 51

Flyers:
It's 43 if you include G: MUNROE, SCOTT, who suited up for four games, but did not play.

 

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