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June 8, 1992 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bob Clarke appears to be one step closer to returning to the Flyers. Today, the Minnesota North Stars are expected to name Bob Gainey as their new general manager. Gainey would replace Clarke, who announced last week that he was seeking to return to the Flyers in a front-office position. Clarke has said that he will stay with the North Stars through the NHL draft, to be held June 20. A source close to the Flyers said Clarke would be named senior vice president and possibly receive minority ownership.
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December 27, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now comes the big push. There are eight games left before Ken Hitchcock's Flyers hit the halfway point of the season. Monday's well-executed 2-2 tie in Ottawa left the Flyers at 4-1-2 in their last seven games. Goals are still hard to come by. Look around the NHL and everyone seems to be struggling for goals. Only eight teams had scored 100 or more goals before Thursday. The Flyers have 79. Still, in the last three weeks, they seem to have pulled themselves out of a funk.
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July 15, 1995 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dominic Roussel may have played his last game as a Flyer. A disagreement between the fourth-year goaltender's agent and Flyers general manager Bob Clarke about Roussel's role with the club prompted Clarke to trade for goalie Garth Snow on Wednesday and then place Roussel on the trading block. Roussel's agent, Andre Roussel, is also the 25-year-old goalie's father. He could not be reached for comment yesterday. "Dominic's father and I have a difference of opinion on where Dominic's career is headed," said Clarke, who acquired Snow from Denver for third- and sixth-round draft picks in 1996.
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June 21, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers general manager Bob Clarke and would-be coach Wayne Cashman met yesterday, and while both said the talks went well, Cashman was not offered the job. However, it appears a decision on a new coach will be made within the week and that Cashman's position as the leading candidate seems solid. Cashman and Clarke are expected to meet again early next week. "I thought [the meeting] went well," said Cashman, most recently an assistant with the San Jose Sharks. "I was very comfortable.
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June 18, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Keenan says he wants to coach the Flyers again and intends to talk with general manager Bob Clarke next week. "I'm very interested," Keenan said yesterday from his summer cottage on Georgian Bay, north of Toronto. The irony is unmistakable. The last two coaches to take the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals - Keenan and Terry Murray - both were dismissed by Clarke, Keenan in 1988 and Murray last week, for breakdowns in their relationships with the players. Now, one wants to replace the other.
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June 10, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Questions about the job status of Terry Murray - Will he return as coach of the Flyers? - went round and round again yesterday. Answers were as varied as they were inconclusive. Murray, whose contract expired when the season ended with four straight losses to Detroit, said he fully expected to be back. Two Legion of Doom line mates, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg, who were packing for the summer at the club's Voorhees practice rink, said Murray was a "great coach" who did a "great job" in getting the team to the Stanley Cup finals and should be brought back.
NEWS
March 15, 1996 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Any enterprise that involves both Ed Snider and Harold Katz is bound to have a few twists and turns along the way to completion. So, in evaluating the much-discussed deals to sell the Sixers, Snider's majority interest in the Flyers, the CoreStates Center and the CoreStates Spectrum, it is important to keep in mind that none of this is official. It only took Snider and Katz three years and change to go from announcing their new arena plans to the actual breaking of ground.
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July 2, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers' search for a head coach made an abrupt about-face yesterday when the agent for Mike Keenan said Flyers general manager Bob Clarke has expressed an interest in the man he once fired. Agent Rob Campbell, who said last Wednesday that attempts to interest Clarke in his client had been rebuffed, now says the two sides are talking. "Mike has not spoken to Bob, but I have had several conversations with Bob about Mike. And, yes, there is now an interest on the Flyers' part," Campbell said from his office in Toronto.
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May 16, 1995 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon in South Jersey, and Flyers coach Terry Murray is locked inside his office. In 24 hours, the Flyers will play the Buffalo Sabres in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, and Murray is poring over charts, graphs and tapes of the Sabres. Right winger Mikael Renberg is taping his stick in the dressing room. Left winger John LeClair is in the equipment room, having his skates adjusted. Center Eric Lindros is still on the ice, working on his wrist shot.
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June 22, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers aren't likely to trade up from No. 15 in today's NHL draft in St. Louis, so they'll probably wind up with a young defenseman with some bulk to throw around. That's how Flyers general manager Bob Clarke sized up the nine-round draft, which will be held at the Kiel Center, home of Mike Keenan's Blues. Unless the Flyers make a trade - Clarke didn't rule it out but didn't seem eager - the Flyers will have six picks, including the 15th overall, their highest selection since they chose Ryan Sittler at No. 7 in 1992.
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April 15, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If the Flyers fire Craig Berube this week - and the drumbeat emanating from Ice Station Groundhog is certainly familiar - the lucky new coach, whomever he is, will be the team's 10th in the last 20 years. It's quite a list, traveling all the way from Terry Murray to Berube, with station stops at Wayne Cashman, Roger Neilson, Craig Ramsay, Bill Barber, Ken Hitchcock, John Stevens and Peter Laviolette. Here's the funny thing about the coaches on that list, and it tells you more about the nature of the franchise than it does about the respective abilities of the coaches or the quality of the teams with which they were entrusted.
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March 19, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - Since late November, the Flyers have worn an orange shamrock with the initials "PQ" on the back of their helmets to honor the legacy of former coach Pat Quinn. It was fitting, then, that the teams with two of Quinn's deepest ties met last night on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate the life of the "Big Irishman. " Quinn, the man who led the Flyers (1980) and the Canucks (1994) to the Stanley Cup finals, passed away on Nov. 23, 2014, at Vancouver General Hospital after a long illness.
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November 21, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eric Lindros and John LeClair were inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame on Thursday, and during a stirring, 30-minute ceremony, both said the fans pushed their careers to a higher level. "You guys are awesome," LeClair told the standing fans before a banner with his name and his former linemate's was raised to the rafters. "You didn't accept losing. " LeClair, 45, then thanked the fans for "the continuous energy" they gave him. Lindros, 41, had a similar theme. "Night in and night out, you brought passion to the Wells Fargo Center," he said.
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August 1, 2014 | Staff Report
THERE WAS a time when the only way Eric Lindros was going to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame was if he bought the team. His relationship with Flyers general manager Bob Clarke had deteriorated to the point where Lindros was stripped of his captaincy. It got so ugly that Lindros' father, Carl, accused the Flyers of negligence and putting Eric's life in danger by refusing to treat a collapsed lung. But time heals all wounds, even those deep enough to drive a Zamboni through.
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June 24, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BOB CLARKE has been Eric Lindros' biggest advocate for an invitation to the Hockey Hall of Fame for years. But even Clarke, now part of the Hall's 18-member selection committee for the first time, might not be able to swing enough votes to avoid his controversial former superstar being passed over for the fifth straight summer. The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its induction class of 2014 this afternoon in Toronto. This year's first-ballot group - full of Philadelphia connections - may be powerful enough to bump Lindros again.
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May 20, 2014
HOCKEY HALL of Famer Bernie Parent played in a remarkable 73 games during the 1973-74 NHL season (47-13-12 record, 12 shutouts). His 1.89 goals-against average was off the charts. In the Stanley Cup-clinching sixth game of the '74 finals, he shut out powerful Boston, 1-0. Rick MacLeish scored the memorable game's only goal at 14:48 of the first period. Parent is a two-time NHL first-team All-Star. Bill Fleischman, the Daily News' Flyers beat writer when the Flyers won their Stanley Cups, spoke with Parent, now 69, about his time as the Flyers goaltender and his life after hockey.
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May 9, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
IN 2001, not long after he hung up his skates, Ron Hextall was a professional scout for the Flyers. It was his first foray into the front-office world of the NHL - before he was even named the Flyers' director of pro player personnel in 2003. He was serving under Paul Holmgren, the Flyers' assistant general manager to Bob Clarke. One player's name came up in a scouting conversation for an important move and an awkward moment ensued. Holmgren, nearly a decade older, was once Hextall's head coach.
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May 7, 2014
CLAUDE GIROUX was announced yesterday as one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the top overall player in the NHL, as voted by his peers. Giroux, 26, closed with 79 points in his final 67 games of the regular season. Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby also were nominated. The award, formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, is the only one voted on by players themselves. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards on June 24 in Las Vegas.
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March 28, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - For years, Bob Clarke has been one of many Flyers executives to lobby for superstar Eric Lindros to be included in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Now, Clarke will have his say - and not just on Lindros. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced today that Clarke was appointed as one of three new members of the 18-person selection committee - which votes in secret. He will join Nashville GM David Poile and Los Angeles president of business operations, Luc Robitaille, to serve under new selection committee chairman John Davidson.
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March 28, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The Flyers on Wednesday signed highly regarded free agent Kevin Goumas, a small but swift left winger/center who starred at the University of New Hampshire. Goumas, 22, the top scorer the last two years for UNH, will spend the rest of the season with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms on an amateur tryout contract. "He's got good speed and hockey sense and skill," general manager Paul Holmgren said before the Flyers faced the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. "He's not a great big guy, but we certainly feel like he can help us right now for the Phantoms, anyway.
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