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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
April 10, 1987 |
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.
January 18, 1988 |
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.
December 17, 1987 |
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.