Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame: Candidate Power Rankings

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Simon Gagne

A quick look at the Flyers Hall of Fame shows you that no player who had their best seasons in Orange and Black this century has been honored as of yet. Eric Desjardins was about an even split, and we got a few average years from John LeClair, but that’s it.

What’s the word for that? Oh, right.


The Flyers can start to change that narrative and actually bring the organization into this current 21-year old millennium if they give Simon Gagne the nod.

Gagne’s numbers are good but not overwhelming. 264 goals to rank 10th in franchise history, 535 points to rank 12th. Yet he represents a rare success story of a player that the Flyers drafted and then received solid production from for over a decade. Throw in the fact that Gagne scored at least two iconic goals in the playoffs, and his case strengthens.

Like seemingly every former Flyer, he did have to go elsewhere to win a Cup, but the relationship between player and organization always seemed to be a strong one. Simon Gagne was a popular player while in town, and he remains highly regarded long after his playing days have ended. What’s not to like?