16. FLYERS 2017-18 record: 42-26-14
What defined them: Captain Claude Giroux delivered a strong bounce-back season with 102 points — becoming the first Flyer to hit the century mark since Eric Lindros in 1995-96. Although they returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, the Flyers haven’t won a postseason series since 2012.
What could change: How soon can Carter Hart play? The stud prospect could be the key to Philly’s long-standing goaltending woes. Hart is not far off, but will likely start next season in the AHL, especially considering GM Ron Hextall’s perpetual patience: