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June 29, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Bernie Parent. In some ways, that is where every look at Flyers history should start, and where every attempt by the team to make more history often dead-ends. No aspect of putting together a roster capable of winning the Stanley Cup has been more frustrating for the franchise than finding the guy who will finally replace Bernie Parent. Forty-one years after the last Cup, it hasn't happened yet. Along the way, there have been tragedy and comedy, near success and utter failure, homegrown talent that bloomed and withered, outsiders past their prime or never to reach one, and always the belief that if they could ever find that one guy . . . Wayne Stephenson, Pete Peeters, Phil Myre, Rick St. Croix, Pelle Lindbergh, Bob Froese, Darren Jensen, Ron Hextall.
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October 8, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernie Parent, the jovial Hall of Fame goalie who led the Flyers to a pair of Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, talked about pursuing a career "for love, and not the money," defended goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, and said he thought the labor-torn NHL will be back soon during a question-and-answer sessions with fans at the Collingswood Book Festival on Saturday. Parent, 67, made an appearance before signing his recently released book, Unmasked: Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies, which he wrote with Stan Hochman.
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June 22, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
For the first time in more than 40 years, former Philadelphia Flyers great Bernie Parent, 70, feels free to remove his shirt at the beach or on his boat, the French Connection. The Stanley Cup-winning goalie, who suffered from gynecomastia - male breast enlargement - underwent a nonsurgical procedure in January that considerably reduced the amount of fat tissue in his chest to give him a more sculpted profile. "It started in my mid-20s, so it's always been an issue for me," said Parent.
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June 2, 1997 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You're a bit thirsty from all that strenuous hockey watching at CoreStates Center, so you amble over to the white tent that the Red Bell microbrewery has set up just outside the door. You walk past the pig roasting on a spit, past a couple of gentlemen whose faces are dyed orange and black, and, through a cigar-smoky haze, you come upon a good-looking guy in a formal shirt and black bow tie. He's drawing drafts into plastic cups, two at a time. You look into his eyes - eyes that you remember from long ago, eyes glimmering from behind a hockey mask and twinkling in the pop of flashbulbs - and then you look at his Aramark name badge that reads, "Bernie.
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May 28, 2010
From: Gonzalez, John I'd like to welcome our newest member of Team Talkin': Flyers legend Bernie Parent ( www.bernieparent.net ). Bernie, I apologize in advance for tarnishing your legacy by dragging you down into the Page 2 muck. Now then: In advance of the Stanley Cup Finals, I thought we might compare this year's roster to some of the other Flyers teams that have played for the NHL championship. How might the 2010 team do against Bernie and the Boys from back in the day?
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June 19, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry Zeidel, a rugged former Flyers defenseman who became infamous for a bloody, stick-swinging incident in 1968, died Tuesday morning at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 86 and had been battling congestive heart failure and kidney problems. "He was as tough as they come on the ice, but off it, he was a total gentleman," said Joe Inemer, one of Mr. Zeidel's close friends. "He'd give you the shirt off his back. " Mr. Zeidel, regarded as one of the game's best fighters, spent most of his career in the minors, playing parts of five seasons in the NHL. He finished his career at age 39, playing nine games with the Flyers in 1968-69.
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June 7, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer
IT STARTED with an innocent check by Toronto's Jim Dorey on the Rangers' Ted Irvine. It ended with a 41-year-old mystery. The date was April 8, 1971. Toronto was minutes away from icing a 4-1 win in Game 2 of a first-round playoff series at Madison Square Garden when Dorey ran Irvine into the boards. The benches emptied for an on-ice donnybrook. Darryl Sittler and Brad Park broke out of the penalty box with cocked fists. Flying in from the other end of the ice, Rangers goaltender Eddie Giacomin needed a dance partner.
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December 9, 2010 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
Glistening under the spotlight at center ice, Bernie Parent called it one last chance to wave and thank Flyers fans for their support. Last night, the Flyers presented Parent - their all-time leading goaltender in nearly every statistical category - with his banner that swayed in the rafters at the recently departed Spectrum since 1979. "It's with a little mixed feelings," Parent said. "It's a reward but at the same time, it's almost like you're moving on to the next phase.
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May 4, 2009
Name a Philadelphia sports great and there's a good chance he or she has won the John Wanamaker Award. Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Joe Frazier, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, the Flyers and Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent, Reggie White, the Eagles and Donovan McNabb, Chuck Bednarik and Dawn Staley are all Wanamaker winners. The last two Wanamaker winners were Ryan Howard (2007) and Jimmy Rollins ('08), both National League Most Valuable Players. The award is presented to "the athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel.
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July 11, 2013
A Winnipeg native, Fred Shero played parts of three seasons in the NHL as a defenseman with the New York Rangers, registering 20 points and 137 penalty minutes in 145 career games. He spent 13 years coaching in the minors before being hired by the Flyers in 1971. Shero coached the Flyers for seven seasons (1971-72 through 1977-78), compiling a 308-151-95 regular-season record and a 48-35 playoff mark. He is the club's all-time leader in seasons coached, games coached (554)
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June 29, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Bernie Parent. In some ways, that is where every look at Flyers history should start, and where every attempt by the team to make more history often dead-ends. No aspect of putting together a roster capable of winning the Stanley Cup has been more frustrating for the franchise than finding the guy who will finally replace Bernie Parent. Forty-one years after the last Cup, it hasn't happened yet. Along the way, there have been tragedy and comedy, near success and utter failure, homegrown talent that bloomed and withered, outsiders past their prime or never to reach one, and always the belief that if they could ever find that one guy . . . Wayne Stephenson, Pete Peeters, Phil Myre, Rick St. Croix, Pelle Lindbergh, Bob Froese, Darren Jensen, Ron Hextall.
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October 2, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In 2003, Jean Brennan and a few like-minded lovers of the printed word organized the first Collingswood Book Festival. "We had maybe a dozen authors and 20 exhibitors," Brennan, 69, recalls. "Over the years," adds the retired English teacher and longtime Collingswood resident, "it just grew. " This heartening expansion has encompassed the rise of social media, the explosion of self-publishing, the revolution of the retail book business, and downtown Collingswood's evolution into a regional destination.
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June 22, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
For the first time in more than 40 years, former Philadelphia Flyers great Bernie Parent, 70, feels free to remove his shirt at the beach or on his boat, the French Connection. The Stanley Cup-winning goalie, who suffered from gynecomastia - male breast enlargement - underwent a nonsurgical procedure in January that considerably reduced the amount of fat tissue in his chest to give him a more sculpted profile. "It started in my mid-20s, so it's always been an issue for me," said Parent.
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May 28, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of the Flyers' last Stanley Cup, and many of the players from that 1974-75 team can't believe two things: that four decades have passed since that dramatic 2-0 win in Buffalo, and that the franchise hasn't won another championship. "My God, you look back, and 40 years went just like that ," said Bernie Parent, the Hall of Fame goalie who steered the Flyers to titles in 1974 and 1975. "I tell people don't waste time because it flies by, for sure.
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November 14, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four decades after their last basketball game, Theresa Grentz and her Immaculata teammates were back in the spotlight Thursday night, posing for pictures, shaking hands, and smiling a lot before their induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. "It's amazing, and it's so nice that all these people still want to remember us," the 62-year-old Grentz said at the reception that preceded the Hall's annual Sheraton Society Hill banquet. First, there was the 2009 film, The Mighty Macs , about their improbable run of three national championships.
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June 19, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry Zeidel, a rugged former Flyers defenseman who became infamous for a bloody, stick-swinging incident in 1968, died Tuesday morning at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 86 and had been battling congestive heart failure and kidney problems. "He was as tough as they come on the ice, but off it, he was a total gentleman," said Joe Inemer, one of Mr. Zeidel's close friends. "He'd give you the shirt off his back. " Mr. Zeidel, regarded as one of the game's best fighters, spent most of his career in the minors, playing parts of five seasons in the NHL. He finished his career at age 39, playing nine games with the Flyers in 1968-69.
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May 20, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE WAS a great goaltender, and an underappreciated amount of skill, and it was all cradled lovingly in a clenched fist. Those were the Flyers who won the Stanley Cup, 40 years ago. They won, and they won again, and they might have won a third consecutive time if the goaltender, Bernie Parent, had not been injured. And then, well, you know. The Parent injury, Leon Stickle, the Edmonton dynasty, the choking situation, the Lindros controversy, Michael Leighton apparently missing the lesson about acute angles in geometry class - to repeat, you know.
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May 20, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
THE QUIET neighborhoods. That's one memory of the May 19, 1974 Sunday afternoon - 40 years ago today - when the Flyers clinched their first Stanley Cup, beating favored Boston, 1-0, at the Spectrum. While I was in the Spectrum, with the usual sellout audience of 17,007, Philly residents later told me how eerily quiet their neighborhoods were that sunny afternoon. Folks were either at the game, watching it on television or listening on the radio. It was as if the city stood still, waiting for the outcome.
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February 5, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Maybe it's a coincidence, but Steve Mason's game has gotten back on track ever since he had a conversation Sunday with the greatest goalie in Flyers history, Bernie Parent. Mason talked with Parent at length while they were at the Flyers Wives Carnival. At the time, Mason was in the middle of his first slump since he was acquired from Columbus late last season: a 4.56 goals-against average and a .851 save percentage in a six-game stretch. After that tailspin, Mason put together three straight strong efforts - all after he had a talk with Parent and goalie coach Jeff Reese.
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January 27, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  PHILADELPHIA So how do you help a South Philly girl celebrate her 85th birthday in style? A limo for a Saturday outing doesn't hurt. White. Eight seats. Champagne-stocked. Then a quick stop for take-out cheesesteaks at Geno's Steaks, Ninth and Passyunk. For dessert, toss in cannoli from a pastry shop on Oregon Avenue near 12th Street. Next stop: the Wells Fargo Center, where Saturday's matchup was her beloved Flyers against the Boston Bruins at 1 p.m. Aisle seats for four, just nine rows from the ice, looking right at the Flyers' bench.
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