March 6, 2007 |
Brian Propp, a longtime Flyer and five-time NHL all-star, is entering a new arena: state politics. Propp, a left winger in hockey, is running from the right for state assembly as a Republican, with lawyer Nancy Whatley Griffin as his running mate. They are seeking to turn back a Democratic incursion into Burlington County. Propp, 48, said watching the Trenton political game for the past five years made him want to grab his stick and run for state office. "I've seen what's been going on, especially over the last five years," he said.
November 13, 2010 |
Last June the Flyers came within two wins of winning the Stanley Cup. Today, Flyers fans can pose and take pictures with the Stanley Cup and snag autographs from their favorite Flyers' alumni. Lord Stanley's mug will be at Ice Works in Aston, (3100 Duttons Mill Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Former Flyers Bill Clement, Brian Propp, Dave Schultz, Bob Kelly, Jim Watson, Joe Watson, Ed Hospodar and Kerry Huffman will be signing autographs at various times throughout the day. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family, with all proceeds going to Flyers Charities including Hockey Fights Cancer, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the Jenny Barber Cancer Fund.
August 24, 1987 |
Flyers defenseman Brad McCrimmon and winger Derrick Smith were among six players released by Team Canada yesterday in preparation for the upcoming Canada Cup. Also released were left wing Wendel Clark, of Toronto, defenseman Rob Ramage, of St. Louis, goaltender Patrick Roy, of Montreal, and forward Cam Neely, of Boston. The cuts were made by Flyers coach Mike Keenan, who is coaching the team, and his staff. Roy was upset by his dismissal and refused to discuss it. His departure leaves three remaining goalies - the Flyers' Ron Hextall, Edmonton's Grant Fuhr and the Islanders' Kelly Hrudey.
May 8, 2015 |
Brian Propp held a bottle of water Wednesday morning, standing on the back dock of the Bachelors Barge Club on Boathouse Row. His daughter Paige asked, "Are you hydrating?" "I had my coffee," replied the former Flyers star. Propp, 56, had skipped his usual early-morning skate because he was taking part in a little warm-up media event for this weekend's Dad Vail Regatta. Propp was about to compete on an ergometer, an indoor rowing machine, with former Eagles receiver Fred Barnett, former Sixers star World B. Free, and what turned out to be a ringer - Franklin, the Sixers mascot.
November 10, 2000 |
The wallet-sized photo is tucked into a lower corner of Brian Propp's bedroom mirror, where it has sat for a decade and a half. Every day, Propp gets out of bed, looks in the mirror, and sees the picture there, the smiling face of former Flyers teammate Pelle Lindbergh, who died after driving his Porsche 930 Turbo into the wall of Somerdale (N.J.) Elementary School at a very high speed, 15 years ago today. "It was really devastating," said Propp, now a Flyers radio announcer.
May 28, 2010
1. Which team beat the Flyers in the 1985 Finals? 2. Which Flyer combined with Wayne Gretzky in Game 3 of the 1985 Finals to score three goals in 31 seconds? Hint: It was Gretzky who had two of the goals. 3. How many games did the Flyers need to defeat the Buffalo Sabres in the 1975 Finals? 4. How many goals did the Flyers score against the Boston Bruins in six games in the 1974 Finals? 5. Which Flyers winger racked up four assists aganst the Oilers in Game 5 of the 1987 Finals?
May 2, 1989 |
The doctor says Brian Propp didn't know the name of his roommate, and barely remembered that he was playing hockey when the lights went out rather abruptly in the second period. Other than that, though, everything's fine. You can't call it a happy ending, but it was a relief when the Flyers were able to announce after their 3-1 victory over Montreal that Propp - who was knocked out by a combination of an elbow thrown by the Canadiens' Chris Chelios, followed by Propp's head smacking the glass at the Forum, followed by his head smacking the ice - only suffered a concussion.
February 6, 1989 |
The trade antennae were twitching among reporters after Dave Brown was scratched for yesterday's Flyers-Capitals game. Brown, who has zero goals and three assists in 50 games, has been rumored packing for Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver. The Flyers usually like having Brown's toughness in the lineup against the Capitals. But instead, they promoted right winger Brian Dobbin from Hershey. Dobbin didn't play much early in the game, but later took a regular shift with Mike Bullard and Brian Propp.
May 26, 1987 |
Last call for Tim Kerr likely will go unanswered. Kerr, who near the end of the Montreal series was optimistic about his chances of playing sometime during the final, shook his head without comment when asked if he would try it tonight in Game 5. The Flyers have had little reason to be encouraged about their top goal scorer's left shoulder, which will need two separate rotator cuff repairs as soon as the playoffs are over. Every time he has tried to shoot in practice, his arm has gone dead on him again.
August 28, 1987 |
On the Flyers, Dave Poulin is a necessity. To Team Canada, he had become a luxury. He could have been valuable to Team Canada coach Mike Keenan in many of the same ways he is when Keenan is behind the Flyers' bench. But when the time came yesterday to declare the 23-man roster for the Canada Cup tournament, the people who made the decisions couldn't justify keeping Poulin over players who had had better camps and offered more talent to the cause. He and defenseman Scott Stevens, of Washington, were the final two cuts.