February 2, 1998 |
Ten million dollars and counting . . . With the record tally of more than $1 million in from yesterday's 22nd annual Flyers' Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, more than $10 million has been raised to benefit the Institute for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Allegheny University Hospitals, Hahnemann Division, and other Delaware Valley charities. The exact amount of money raised yesterday will be announced later this week, according to Fran Tobin, executive director of the Flyers' Wives Carnival.
October 27, 2010 |
Chris Pronger is not looking for sympathy. He just wants to feel like himself again. Through his first seven games this season after having his right knee surgically repaired in the offseason, Pronger hasn't been, well, Pronger. While you would not be able to tell on the stat sheet - Pronger's plus/minus is 3 - he doesn't quite look like the stalwart who guided the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals last season. He acknowledged yesterday that his knee still isn't at 100 percent. "Did anyone say I was 100 percent?"
April 16, 2012 |
BEFORE THE FLYERS bludgeoned the Penguins, 8-4, on Sunday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Round One playoff, Broad Street Bully watched Ed Slivak place a bouquet of orange tulips in the outstretched left hand of the Kate Smith statue at Xfinity Live! - within singing distance of the Wells Fargo Center. Slivak, of Northeast Philadelphia, said a silent prayer to the Flyers' "God Bless America" lucky charm: "Kate, our hockey friend above, please help the Flyers as they start their run for Lord Stanley's Cup. Please give Bryzgalov the power to stop all pucks like Pelle Lindbergh, and please give Claude Giroux the speed and grace of Peter Zezel.
March 6, 1986 |
Bill Barber was busy in the Flyers' weight room yesterday, toning up for Bill Barber Night. He bench-pressed his weight at least once, did 25 reps of "thank you," another 25 of "I'm just happy to be here," and finished off with 10 quick "you fans made me what I am today. " Only a real curmudgeon would taint this occasion, which precedes the Flyers' game with Toronto at 7:30 tonight, by asking Barber whether he's disappointed that his number 7 is not going to join Bobby Clarke's No. 16, Bernie Parent's No. 1 and Barry Ashbee's No. 4 in retirement.
January 13, 2000 |
Lauren Hart, whose silvery voice fills First Union Center at every Flyers game with the national anthem, has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph nodes. The Flyers and Hart, 34, made the announcement yesterday, one month and two days after head coach Roger Neilson divulged that he has multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. Hart's father, Gene, the longtime voice of the Flyers, died over the summer from liver cancer and kidney failure. Hart's physician, Rosemary Kearney of Pennsylvania Hospital, said there is no familial, genetic link to her father's disease and that non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is curable.
October 14, 2007 |
Isadore Brodsky, 77, of Penn Valley, a hematologist and oncologist who performed the first stem-cell transplant in the Philadelphia area more than 30 years ago, died of progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurological disease, on Oct. 6 at home. Dr. Brodsky, a Flyers fan, also was involved with the annual Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival. Until retiring in January, Dr. Brodsky was chief of the hematology and oncology department at Drexel University's College of Medicine, medical director of the college's Isadore Brodsky Institute for Blood Diseases and Cancer, and managing partner in an oncology and hematology practice at Hahnemann University Hospital.
October 26, 2010
Flyers Notes COLUMBUS, Ohio - When they have faced the Flyers, opponents haven't had many problems playing their second game in back-to-back nights. Three teams have been in that predicament against the Flyers - Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Anaheim. All three shrugged off the fatigue factor and recorded wins. Now, after a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, it's the Flyers' turn to test their early-season conditioning. On Tuesday, they will play their second game in as many nights when they host well-rested Buffalo (3-5-1)
October 27, 2010
Flyers Notes In the first few weeks, Chris Pronger has downplayed his off-season knee surgery and how it has affected his play. But it's obvious that the 36-year-old Flyers defenseman is still rounding into form. Pronger missed the preseason and the first two regular-season games. He had played six games entering Tuesday. "I think it's coming, but I also think he'd be the first to say his first six games haven't been vintage Chris," said Flyers defenseman Sean O'Donnell, who also played with Pronger in Anaheim and is one of his closest friends.
October 18, 2010 |
The Flyers' season is just five games old, certainly not enough time to get a good sampling of what is to follow. Still, there has to be concern in Flyerdom, because the offense has been sporadic and, at times, listless. Consider: Mike Richards, Scott Hartnell, Ville Leino, and James van Riemsdyk - four forwards the Flyers are counting on to combine for 80 to 100 goals this season - are goalless. The Flyers (2-2-1) have yet to get a goal from a defenseman. Face-offs, an underrated part of the game but the catalyst for offensive thrusts, have been a Flyers weakness.
March 22, 1991 |
The worse things get, the less subtle the pressure becomes. "Knowing Rick Tocchet the way I do, I think he'll be back in there (tomorrow at the Spectrum against the New York Rangers)," Flyers coach Paul Holmgren said after watching his team lose again last night, 4-1 this time, to the St. Louis Blues. The Flyers were without leading scorer Tocchet for the second successive game, and for the second successive game, they scored one goal, courtesy of Tim Kerr. Tocchet, who aggravated a longstanding groin injury in Saturday's Washington loss, tried to be casual about virtually having been volunteered for duty by his coach.