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February 2, 1998 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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October 27, 2010 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
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?"
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April 16, 2012 | BY BROAD STREET BULLY as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
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.
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March 6, 1986 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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January 13, 2000 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 14, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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)
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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.
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October 18, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 22, 1991 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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March 27, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
PICKING THE Flyers' 2015 winner of the Barry Ashbee Trophy for best defenseman is like shooting darts: just hit the board. It's impossible to be wrong. The award will be handed out 2 weeks from tomorrow for the 39th time, yet following extended runs by Kimmo Timonen (five) and Eric Desjardins (seven), it has rarely been tougher to decide on a clear winner. The last time the Flyers were this putrid, in 2006-07, it was also a tossup. Derian Hatcher won out over Joni Pitkanen in a season in which the Flyers dressed a total of 17 defensemen for games.
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December 5, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ANAHEIM, Calif. - In the past, when Matt Read went a few games without points, he told himself to rely on fundamentals to break out of the slump. "It's little things," Read said. "Like supporting the puck better, or getting to battles quicker, or moving your feet in certain areas to get open for each other. Time will come. " The only trouble is Read has never been mired in quite as rough a skid as he is currently with the Flyers. He entered last night's game against the Ducks with just four points in his last 17 games - his worst run of 17 games since breaking into the NHL in 2011-12.
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December 5, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. - After skating at practice Wednesday, Flyers forward Vinny Lecavalier fondly recalled his idol, Jean Beliveau, the Montreal Canadiens great who died Tuesday at age 83. During his prime, Lecavalier's graceful style - on and off the ice - was sometimes compared to Beliveau's, and he portrayed the Hall of Famer in the 2005 movie The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard . One of the most beloved players in Canadiens history, Beliveau...
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May 20, 2014
BOB CLARKE was the captain and driving force of the Flyers' 1974 and '75 Stanley Cup champions. A three-time Hart Trophy winner as the NHL's Most Valuable Player, he also was a two-time, first-team NHL All-Star and the Flyers' all-time leading scorer. A Hockey Hall of Famer, Clarke later served as Flyers team president and general manager. Now 64, Clarke is a Flyers senior vice president. He spoke with Bill Fleischman, the Daily News' Flyers beat writer when the team won its only Stanley Cups, from his winter home in Sarasota, Fla. Q: It's the 40th anniversary of the Flyers' Stanley Cup-clinching victory over Boston at the Spectrum.
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April 16, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kimmo Timonen had just finished an interview with a Finnish television crew last week and was in a pensive but happy mood. The Flyers' sturdy little defenseman was asked if it gave him more motivation to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs because he may retire after they end. "It does," he said. "But I haven't decided anything yet. I want to play these playoffs and see how I feel. I just want to put that decision behind me and focus on the games we have here. " Starting Thursday in New York, the Flyers face the Rangers in an intriguing opening-round series.
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April 16, 2012 | BY BROAD STREET BULLY as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
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.
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March 7, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
STANDING AT THE center-ice podium, with his family flanked to his right and the ice illuminated with bright orange No. 2s, Mark Howe fought off emotion with every ounce of the toughness that made him a fan favorite in Philadelphia. He refused to glance at his family, for fear their reactions would catch him off-guard, and Howe promised himself he would watch the video montages at a later date. "You want to stay in the moment," Howe said. "It was important to me to try and get the speech across the way I wanted it to, to really thank the Flyers organization and the fans.
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October 27, 2010 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
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?"
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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.
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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)
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