As the Flyers move their California trip north, they leave behind an area that’s made a big mark on the organization.

Forget the Mike Richards trade. Calling the L.A. Kings “Flyers West” goes far beyond the trade that made Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds Flyers.

Kings assistant coach John Stevens was the Flyers’ head coach for three years. Flyers assistant general manager Ron Hextall held the same position with the Kings for seven years. Kings GM Dean Lombardi was a pro scout for the Flyers.


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