I was just saying last night that I think the reason the Flyers had stuck to that bully strategy wasn't because it won games, it was because it just plain sold to the type of fans they have in Philly. Yeah, the tax thing had occurred to me as well.
So I have a friend who lives in NJ, but she is a Flyers fan. I want to send her a compelling list of reasons to leave the Dark Side and become a Devils fan. Oh, and while "Flyers suck" is true, it is something most Flyers fans are likely desensitized to already. Thanks!