Sinners, Not Saints

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Luke Schenn (22) fights with Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (4) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Daily News Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli points out that the Flyers have ranked as one of the two most-penalized NHL teams in four of the last five seasons ... and they are right back in that area this year.

Here is where they have stood in every season since the 2004-05 lockout:

 
 Season
 Minor
 Pens.  
 Pens./  
 Game
 NHL
 Rank  
 
 Head Coach(es)
 2012-13       39   6.5  30th  Laviolette
 2011-12   382   4.7  30th  Laviolette
 2010-11   347   4.2  22nd  Laviolette
 2009-10   402   4.9  30th  Stevens/Laviolette  
 2008-09   446   5.4  30th  Stevens
 2007-08   461   5.6  29th  Stevens
 2006-07   465   5.7  19th  Hitchcock/Stevens
 2005-06   496   6.0    8th  Hitchcock

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