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Vote for your favorite Flyers Player of Game Helmet photo from this season

The field is stacked, and man are these some great shots of the Flyers with that silly lid on.

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A lot of traditions have come and gone for the Flyers over the years, but one more recent one has been a banner hit.

That’d be the Player of the Game Helmet, awarded to the game MVP after each Flyers win, with the previous winner choosing the next to don the retro lid. The tradition started after some intense team building before the season and stuck around, succeeding the Rick Flair robe of a year ago.

Much like the “Woo” robe, the POG helmet took on a life of its own during the season, and provided us with some of the more ridiculously candid shots of the Flyers we’ve seen in a long time.

Who could forget Robert Hagg’s (likely) lone chance to don the helmet? Hard to unsee Radko Gudas in full-on Dad mode with his moment with the lid. Then there’s captain Claude Giroux’s “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED” moment. But perhaps the best was for Wayne Simmonds in his last game as a Flyer after the Stadium Series comeback against the Penguins, taking the helmet from Jakub Voracek in an emotional scene for the longtime teammates.

It’s really a shame the Flyers didn’t win more, thus giving us more memorable and light moments, but the one’s we do have are really quite the content.

The contenders are Hagg, Simmonds, Gudas, Giroux, Nolan Patrick, and Michael Raffl. Flip through the Flyers’ instagram post below and then hit the poll so we can see some early results before the Flyers reveal the winner on Friday.

On their official site, the team is kicking off their annual #FlyersAwards with the POG Helmet Photo this week, then Best Highlight, Best Celly, and Best GIF. They’ll load the contenders on Monday and have voting take place through Friday before awarding a winner.


Best POG Helmet photo of the year

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Robert "Hits Leader" Hagg
    (27 votes)
  • 1%
    Claude Giroux
    (5 votes)
  • 9%
    Radko Gudas
    (23 votes)
  • 53%
    Wayne Simmonds
    (135 votes)
  • 13%
    Nolan Patrick
    (33 votes)
  • 11%
    Michael Raffl
    (28 votes)
251 votes total Vote Now