May 28, 2010 |
THIS CAN BE great for Jeff Carter. This Stanley Cup run can raise his star higher. It can enhance his versatility. It can prove his toughness. Bill Barber is holding his breath, hoping it all is so. "He's a great addition," Barber said. "I'm just hoping he can maintain this. " Barber loves the comparison between him and Carter. Yes, Carter is a purebred center, whereas Barber slid over to the left wing upon hitting the NHL, a move that helped pave his road to the Hall of Fame, winning those Cups in 1974 and '75 with the Broad Street Bullies en route.
August 15, 2008 |
Volatile as ever, John McEnroe was tossed yesterday from his opening-round match in the Hall of Fame Champions Cup in Newport, R.I., for a new kind of triple fault: cursing, arguing with the chair umpire, and making an obscene gesture at fans. He was hardly the guy who played up his mellow side in those TV commercials last year before the U.S. Open. "Historically, there have been more issues with John's matches than the other guys, but this was over the top," supervisor Jon Venison said.
February 14, 1994 |
Mario Lemieux made the goals look unbelievably easy. On his first goal yesterday, he drilled a slap shot from the left circle past Flyers goalie Dominic Roussel just 34 seconds into the third period for a 2-0 Pittsburgh lead. At 6:13 of the period, the Pittsburgh superstar cruised into the Flyers' zone as if he were on a leisurely Sunday skate. From the top of the left circle, Lemieux wristed a shot that beat Roussel low on the glove side and sealed the Flyers' doom. Not bad for someone playing in only his second game since Nov. 7. Lemieux, 28, underwent back surgery last summer.
January 24, 1990 |
Anybody who wants to know how Tim Kerr really felt about coming back from his latest shoulder operation will have to wait until the Flyers win, or something else happens to put Kerr in a better mood. Led out to face the press last night with his left shoulder bright red from the postgame ministrations of the training crew, Kerr was less than expansive. His answers tended to alternate between monosyllables and sarcasm. To virtually every question about his first game since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 21, Kerr responded that his shoulder "felt great.
May 24, 1989 |
Lanny McDonald, a bellwether of some good Toronto teams in the '70s, has lived to be the last leaf on the tree. In his final spring. From an old, forsaken bough, the Calgary right wing has clung to a 16th NHL season in order to accomplish three things: 500 goals, 1,000 points and one Stanley Cup. With final pushes from his 36-year-old legs, he squeezed out the required 11 goals and the 12 points by mid-March. Much more impressively, he managed to do it without busying the talk-show lines.
March 23, 1990 |
The Flyers welcomed Fred Shero home last night. Shero, who said yesterday at a media luncheon that he regretted ever leaving Philadelphia, was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremony before the Flyers' 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Also inducted last night was Rick MacLeish, Shero's flashy center from the Broad Street Bullies era. But Shero wasn't just visiting the site of his greatest coaching glories, the home ice of the 1974 and '75 Stanley Cup champions.
June 3, 2010 |
DEEP IN the orange belly of the beast, Broad Street Bully joined 20,000 fellow-diehards at the Wachovia Center last night, hoping to power our desperate Flyers to victory by shrieking our crazed heads off. A MAN & HIS CUP: Bully will never forget seeing Fritz Schoeninger, 58 - who has seen more than 1,000 Flyers games since 1967 and says that his hometown is "Flyerdelphia" - hoisting his homemade Stanley Cup seconds after the Flyers beat Montreal...
March 23, 1988 |
It is fitting, since Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent led the Flyers to their two Stanley Cups, that they should be the first two inductees into the Flyers' Hall of Fame. Neither Clarke nor Parent are strangers to halls of fame. They are the only two players from NHL expansion teams in the Hockey Hall of Fame. While membership in the Hockey Hall of Fame carries more notoriety, being the original inductees into the new Flyers' Hall is a tribute to the respect that Clarke and Parent have brought to the franchise.
March 23, 1990 |
Two key members of the Flyers' 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup championship teams were inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame last night at the Spectrum. Former coach Fred Shero and high-scoring center Rick MacLeish joined Bob Clarke, Bernie Parent, Keith Allen, Bill Barber and Ed Snider in the three- year-old shrine. Shero coached the Flyers from 1971-72 through 1977-78 - the longest tenure of any Flyers coach to date. He compiled a 308-151-95 regular-season record and a 48-35 playoff mark.
June 18, 1990 |
Bill Barber, perhaps the best left winger of his era and the Flyers' all- time leading goal-scorer, yesterday was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Barber, the Flyers' director of pro scouting, scored 420 goals in his 13 seasons with the Flyers and was named to the club's own Hall of Fame in 1989. In addition to Barber, former Buffalo Sabres center Gilbert Perreault was elected in the players' category. Former Boston and Toronto defenseman Fern Flaman was elected in the veterans' category.