October 11, 1986 |
It started out as the kind of day any typical high school senior dreads. On Wednesday morning, Kerry Huffman smashed up his new Mustang on his way to Guelph Centennial High School in Ontario. Later, as he was sitting in a math class, he was summoned to the principal's office. "He told me to go down to the office down in the (Guelph) arena," Huffman recalled of his meeting with the principal. However, this wasn't the case of a high school senior's getting caught for mischief.
June 22, 1988 |
The Flyers yesterday reacquired defenseman Mike Stothers from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Bill Root. Stothers, 26, who went into last season as a serious candidate for a backline spot that eventually was won by rookie Kerry Huffman, was dealt to the Maple Leafs by the Flyers in December in exchange for Toronto's fifth- round pick in the 1989 entry draft. In three games with the Flyers last season, Stothers had no points and 13 penalty minutes. For Toronto, he had one assist and 42 penalty minutes in 18 games.
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.
February 10, 1988 |
Early in his career, when he was a promising young defenseman known for his goal-scoring touch, Gordie Roberts was nicknamed "Franny," which was short for "Franchise. " That, however, was one decade and three teams ago. The 30-year-old defenseman the Flyers acquired yesterday from Minnesota for a fourth-round draft pick has one goal and 10 assists in 48 games this season. In Minnesota, he wasn't exactly the kind of fresh new face first-year coach Herb Brooks was looking to rebuild with.
May 25, 1995 |
MIKAEL RENBERG Number: 19 Postion: Right Wing Age: 23 Height: 6-2 Weight: 218 Residence: Pitea, Sweden How Acquired: 2nd-round draft pick, 1990 ERIC LINDROS Number: 88 Postion: Center Age: 22 Height: 6-4 Weight: 229 Residence: Toronto How Acquired: In 1992 trade with Quebec for Mike Recci, Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, Ron Hextall, Chris Simon, the Flyers' first- round draft picks in...
October 9, 1993 |
The Flyers play their first road game of the season tonight, against the Hartford Whalers at the Civic Center, but defenseman Ric Nattress won't be there. The 31-year-old Nattress announced his retirement from hockey yesterday after 11 seasons. "I don't think they had plans for me, plus enough was enough," said Nattress, who missed 40 games last season with a sore left knee and bad back. "My knee wouldn't allow me to work much on my conditioning, and if you don't have conditioning, you don't have anything.
September 10, 1992 |
In an effort to shore up their defense, weakened with the defection of Mark Howe to the Detroit Red Wings and the trade of Steve Duchesne and Kerry Huffman to Quebec as part of the Eric Lindros package, the Flyers announced the signing of Russian defenseman Dimitri Yushkevich to a contract. In yesterday's press conference at a South Philadelphia restaurant to preview the opening of training camp in the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island Saturday, general manager Russ Farwell said there is "still some small question over who owns his foreign rights.
September 18, 1992 |
This weekend sports fans get their last chance to see a legend on wheels - and get their first look at a rising young star on ice. On Saturday, Flyers fans will get their first glance at highly touted rookie center Eric Lindros, when the team takes the Spectrum ice for a 1 p.m. National Hockey League exhibition game against the Quebec Nordiques. Lindros is considered by many in the sport to be its next superstar. The Nordiques drafted Lindros but couldn't sign him; they traded him to the Flyers in the off season.
June 30, 1992 |
For the Flyers, the Rangers, the Nordiques and Eric Lindros, the wait is just about over. An arbitrator named Larry Bertuzzi, who's got their whole world in his hands, will let go today. At 11 a.m., in a conference call from Toronto, Bertuzzi will announce how he has reconciled the dispute that will decide Lindros's professional address for the next several years. But the last day, like the nine days that preceded it, was filled with intrigue. Let's start with USAir. According to the airline, Lindros was booked on an early-morning flight from Toronto to Philadelphia.
April 12, 1989 |
The National Hockey League's ludicrous first-round playoff schedule - in which teams play four games in five nights - will not return next season. Starting with next spring's playoffs, the NHL will stagger the first-round games, with the Wales Conference and Campbell Conference alternating dates. Thus, teams will avoid the hardship of the current schedule, which has existed since the first round went to a best-of-seven format during the 1986-87 season. The major reason for the change is to ensure that games will be available for television every night.