Some days, the jersey numbers are kind to me, other days the numbers make it difficult to get a post up. The crop of Flyers who have worn no. 46 is thin and low-quality to be honest. Kevin Marshall was the only player who stood out and that was only because of his fresh dance moves (Warning: NSFW language) on 24/7. So, let’s have some fun, and I’m going to let you decide who is the best Flyers player to wear no. 45.
As we get closer to training camp, this will get much more fun. The numbers will decline and then the real debate will start on who wore the number best.
Thursday will mark 45 days until the first preseason game. That brings us to the best Flyers to wear no. 45. After narrowing down the number of players, there are two men campaigning for your vote. Let’s meet them.
Vaclav “Vinny” Prospal had a brief career with the orange and black. The Flyers took Prospal with the 71st overall pick in the 1993 draft. He played in 18 games during the 1996-97 season and saw more action in 1997-98, playing in 41 games.
Prospal did not get his career off the ground until he was traded to the Ottawa Senators in 1998. He bounced around with several teams in the NHL before making his way back to Philadelphia at the trade deadline in 2008.
He notched 14 points in 18 games in that span. Prospal and Daniel Briere found almost immediate chemistry on the ice, which helped the Flyers make a deep run into the playoffs. Prospal retired in January.
Asham is not the most well-liked player when he is on the opposing team. In recent years, Asham is most remembered for delivering a cheap shot to Brayden Schenn during the 2012 playoffs.
Asham spent two years with the Flyers, putting up decent numbers for someone who is more well known for their fists. During the two years Asham played in Philadelphia, he scored 44 points in 150 games.
Asham was a member of the 2009-10 team and even displayed his soft hands during the Eastern Conference Final against the Montreal