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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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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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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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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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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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April 10, 1987 | By Al Morganti, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his first year of eligibility, Flyers general manager Bob Clarke has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The National Hockey League is expected to make a formal announcement at a news conference today in Detroit, but the Flyers announced Clarke's election at last night's game against the New York Rangers, and Clarke received a standing ovation. Former New York Rangers goaltender Eddie Giacomin and former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jacques Laperriere are also expected to be named to the Hall.
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January 18, 1988 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
The Flyers entered the cuckoos' nest through the backdoor. They took off their shoes, tiptoed into Madison Square Garden without Dave Brown and sneaked out like cat burglars three hours later with a 2-1 victory. Thus, Brown's first scheduled game in the Garden since his Oct. 26 high- sticking of Tomas Sandstrom turned into the greatest non-event since the Flyers acquisition of Bo Berglund. Brown, who reaggravated a wrist injury in a fight with Pittsburgh's Wayne Van Dorp Friday night, did not make the trip.
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December 17, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
The main satisfaction the Flyers' wives receive from their annual Fight for Lives Carnival is seeing the crowds at the Spectrum that have raised more than $2 million in 11 years for leukemia research at Hahnemann University. When someone else notices the work the wives are doing, it is a bonus. The Flyers' wives are this year's recipients of the Humanitarian Award, presented by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. The wives will receive the award at the association's 84th annual banquet Feb. 1. Previous winners of the Humanitarian Award were Garry Maddox, the former Phillies outfielder, and ex-Sixers star Julius Erving.
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April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Claude Giroux was bold. "After we win Game 4, we'll be able to get momentum and kind of go from there," the Flyers captain said before Wednesday's game. Well, the Flyers did win Game 4, outlasting Washington, 2-1, and giving them life in a physical, old-time hockey playoff series. Do they have enough momentum to conjure memories of 2010, when the Flyers overcame a three-games-to-none series deficit and stunned Boston? The Flyers, trailing in this series three games to one and facing another elimination game, will meet the Capitals on Friday night at the Verizon Center.
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February 15, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
There is loyalty, and then there is loyalty. When it comes to the Flyers, Ed Weinrott and Joe Sahina fall in the latter category. No, they aren't behind-the-scenes men who were part of the ownership group that spent $2 million to bring the team to Philadelphia 50 years ago. But they took a chance on the Flyers in another way. Both are among a small group of fans who have had season tickets since the Flyers played their first game at...
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February 11, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Wayne Simmonds broke his silence Tuesday. The Flyers' right winger had declined to talk about Saturday's incident against the New York Rangers, but comments made by Blueshirts coach Alain Vigneault raised his ire. Simmonds was cross-checked in the head by defenseman Ryan McDonagh in the Flyers' 3-2 shootout loss to the Rangers on Saturday. He retaliated with a punch that put McDonagh down on the ice. Simmonds received a match penalty for intent to injure and a game misconduct, while McDonagh got two minors (slashing, high-sticking)
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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 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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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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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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