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April 12, 1987
Several years ago an American couple vacationing in Canada by car stopped at a small motel in a remote area of Ontario. A friendly innkeeper greeted them and asked where they were from. Upon being told Philadelphia, he beamed and said: "You must be very proud of Bobby Clarke. " Philadelphia is indeed very proud of Bobby Clarke, and that incident dramatizes the esteem in which he is held not only in Canada, where ice hockey is the national pastime, but wherever the game is played.
NEWS
October 27, 2006 | By Clark DeLeon
The first time I met Bob Clarke, who resigned as Flyers general manager on Sunday, I didn't know who he was, but I couldn't take my eyes off him. He looked like an angel, an honest-to-God "Gloria in excelsis Deo" angel. His exquisitely calm, beatific face was framed by a natural halo of soft, golden-brown curls that gently flew backward against his shoulders as he skated over to where I stood along the boards of an ice-skating rink in Radnor Township. It was the summer of 1973, and Bobby Clarke, as he will always be known in our hearts, was 23 years old and still unknown to the majority of Philadelphia sports fans who would grow to admire, love and worship him, his sport, and his team - the Flyers.
NEWS
May 21, 1994 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic yesterday. Five weeks after the ship sank again. After missing the NHL playoffs for a fifth straight spring, the Flyers decided that Terry Simpson was not the man to lead them again next season. So yesterday, five weeks after the regular season ended, they fired their third coach in three years. In dismissing the tight-lipped, stone-faced, gum-chewing Simpson after only one season, the Flyers took the latest step in their unchecked downturn and created the shortest coaching tenure in the history of this city's once- proudest sports franchise.
SPORTS
April 17, 1990 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Naturally, there was some shock. And disbelief. Still, several Flyers who played with or for Bob Clarke said they could sense something like this was about to occur. Most of all, they find it difficult to envision the franchise without him. "I am (surprised), and I'm not," said Bob Taylor, a former teammate and current Flyers radio broadcaster. "I knew there were some changes coming at the end of the season. I just can't imagine him not being with the Flyers. " "I don't know what goes on behind the scenes," said Mark Howe, another ex-teammate and employee.
SPORTS
May 22, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
The Flyers signed two prospects - forwards Derek Mathers and Andrew Johnston - to entry-level deals on Monday. Mathers, 18, was the Flyers' last draft pick in 2011, 206th overall in the sixth round. He collected an astounding 348 penalty minutes over the last two seasons, including 49 fighting majors, with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-3 bruiser added two more fights in nine games with the AHL's Phantoms this spring on an amateur tryout contract once his OHL season was finished.
SPORTS
November 28, 1988 | By Jay Greenberg, Daily News Sports Writer
The Flyers finally might have some relief for their crippled center-ice position when they return home tomorrow night to face Boston. Dave Poulin said yesterday that the shoulder that has kept him out of the lineup for 13 days is feeling better and that he hopes to be able to play against the Bruins. "The range of motion is much better and it feels a lot stronger," said Poulin, who has missed seven games, only one of which the Flyers have won. Poulin said he has been told that had he not been wearing heavy-grade shoulder pads, the ones that make him look like the hunchback of Notre Dame, the slight separation could have been as severe as the one that put Brad McCrimmon into surgery during the 1985 playoffs.
SPORTS
April 17, 1990 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he arrived here in 1969, a wide-eyed second-round draft pick from Western Canada, he wasn't even sure he would last through a Flyers training camp. But Bobby Clarke not only made the Flyers, he made them champions. Clarke's indomitable spirit and drive guided a youthful franchise to two Stanley Cups in the mid-1970s, in the process turning him into one of Philadelphia's sports legends. A city unfamiliar with hockey soon grew to admire the fierce passion with which Clarke and the Flyers played.
SPORTS
November 14, 2011
FORMER FLYERS defenseman Mark Howe will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight in Toronto. He will be joined by Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk in the player category. Terry Jones, who has covered the Edmonton Oilers from their infancy, will be honored for excellence in hockey journalism, and Detroit Red Wings color commentator Mickey Redmon will be honored for outstanding contributions in broadcasting. The ceremony will be broadcast at 7:30 on the NHL Network.
NEWS
March 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph V. Cacciutti, 77, of Gladwyne, owner and operator of his family's foundry for many years, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Cacciutti was the CEO and chairman of West Philadelphia Bronze Corp., a bronze foundry and one of the leading national manufacturers of large castings for the shipbuilding industry. The business was established in 1947 in West Philadelphia by his father, Ralph Cacciutti, and uncle, Charles Cacciutti, both now deceased. In 1986, the firm moved to Chester, Delaware County, after acquiring the Crown Foundry there.
NEWS
May 8, 2002
WHY NOT save all the energy it will take to predict who the Flyers' next head coach will be and take the only logical step? Poll the players and see who they would like to coach them - they will ultimately make that decision anyway. A very disgruntled fan, Bridget Greenwald Philadelphia As a fan, I always stood behind Bob Clarke and his decisions - until this year. The firing of Bill Barber is already a mistake for the next season. If Clarke wants to keep firing coaches before they have a chance to make an improvement, then maybe he should be the general manager/coach.
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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.
SPORTS
April 2, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News taff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THIS MAY HAVE been a disappointing year in Philadelphia sports, but mankind once again came through with plenty of missteps for our annual report on the year in fools. While social media was again a big contributor, there are plenty of other examples of man having the proverbial chair pulled out from under him. From KKK outfits to the stadium design that resembled a toilet, we certainly fumbled our way through these last 365 days. As always, we start with the easiest target in this annual exercise of tossing boulders from the living room of our glass house.
SPORTS
April 1, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE FIRST thing Nick Schultz does whenever he walks into the Flyers' locker room after a game or practice is to swap his helmet for a black, flat-brim hat - pulled low over his eyes. He jokes it makes him fit in with a younger team. It also conveniently hides his receding hairline, though he didn't mention that part. Aside from Vinny Lecavalier, Schultz has played 214 more NHL games than the next closest player on the Flyers' roster. He arrived in Philadelphia without another game guaranteed, signed as a spare defenseman last summer.
SPORTS
March 23, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Most of the 68,000-plus fans who cram into Lincoln Financial Field on a given Sunday during the NFL season are too young to have any recollection of Chuck Bednarik's decorated playing career. They know, however, who he is, what he did, and what he meant to the Eagles. Is that not the ultimate sign of greatness? How many living athletes in this or any other city will be able to say that more than 50 years after their careers ended they were still remembered and revered? Here's a hint: You can cut off some fingers and still count the ones in Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bobby Kiefer turned to his left and looked to head up ice. The Downingtown East senior took two strides before losing an edge. Instead of trying to regain his balance, Kiefer threw both arms forward and slid on his stomach. This was as good a way as any to celebrate a Flyers Cup championship. Earlier, he had slammed home a one-timer to give East a two-goal lead with less than four minutes to go and sealed a 4-1 win over North Penn Friday night in the Flyers Cup Class AA final at Hatfield Ice Arena.
NEWS
March 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph V. Cacciutti, 77, of Gladwyne, owner and operator of his family's foundry for many years, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Cacciutti was the CEO and chairman of West Philadelphia Bronze Corp., a bronze foundry and one of the leading national manufacturers of large castings for the shipbuilding industry. The business was established in 1947 in West Philadelphia by his father, Ralph Cacciutti, and uncle, Charles Cacciutti, both now deceased. In 1986, the firm moved to Chester, Delaware County, after acquiring the Crown Foundry there.
SPORTS
November 21, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
'I WAS conflicted," said Michael Sabatina. Everyone was, all the time, it seemed, when it came to Eric Lindros. Everyone still is. It is a disease that affects the legacy of most Philadelphia stars, even upon their enshrinements. Name them: Donovan McNabb, Allen Iverson, Mike Schmidt; and, of course, the Big E. When the largest Eric Lindros controversy engulfed a tottering Eastern Conference power, Sabatina sensed angst between his team and his hero. And he was just 11. He was not a typical 11-year-old; but then, Flyers fans aren't typical, are they?
SPORTS
May 3, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claude Giroux was rewarded Thursday for finishing third in the NHL scoring race and engineering the Flyers' turnaround from a 1-7 start. The 26-year-old center was named a finalist for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the league's MVP. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who is the heavy favorite, and Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf also are finalists. The winner will be announced June 24 in Las Vegas. Giroux collected 86 points, putting him behind only Crosby (104) and Getzlaf (87). He is the fifth-ever Flyer named a Hart finalist.
SPORTS
May 2, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ON A SOLEMN DAY usually reserved for locker cleanout and one last team excursion to Atlantic City to drown a long season, Claude Giroux did one better yesterday. Giroux earned himself a trip to Las Vegas for the NHL Awards. The Flyers' captain was announced as one of three finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the NHL's most valuable player, along with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf. The winner will be announced June 24 at the Wynn Las Vegas. "To be nominated is a great honor," Giroux said in a statement.
SPORTS
April 1, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
With about 400 fans cheering loudly, the Flyers unveiled a statue of Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent hoisting the Stanley Cup during a ceremony Saturday morning outside Xfinity Live. The seven-foot bronze statue commemorates the Flyers' championship teams in 1974 and 1975, and it sits outside the pub Broad Street Bullies, the nickname of those teams. Clarke, Parent, and club officials spoke at the ceremony, which was attended by former Flyers Reggie Leach, Bill Barber, Joe Watson, Don Saleski, Orest Kindrachuk, and Bob Kelly.
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