September 25, 1998 |
Ask Roger Neilson a question, you might be surprised by the answer. The Flyers' coach is known around the NHL as kind of a cerebral eccentric. He is also known for his emphasis on video analysis. So a reporter wondered, during the two days Neilson took off with lower back spasms while the Flyers hosted Pittsburgh Tuesday and visited Montreal Wednesday, how did he pass his time? The Flyers haven't played enough for him to need to break down very many game tapes. And Wednesday's game, a 7-1 victory, wasn't even televised locally.
January 18, 2000 |
In Roger Neilson's world, if you work hard, get the puck deep and accomplish most of the things you set out to do, you ought to be rewarded. But life is often less straightforward than that, which is why Flyers coach Neilson ended up fuming about referee Dan Marouelli after a 3-1 loss yesterday to the red-hot Florida Panthers, a result inflated by an empty-net goal scored as the Flyers fought to get the tie they probably deserved. "We played well enough to win. The referee took that one away from us," Neilson said, referring to Marouelli's stick-hold penalty call on Daymond Langkow, hard to discern on replay, which led to the game-winning power play goal by Robert Svehla, 9:35 into the third period.
May 22, 2014 |
State Rep. Ed Neilson, a former political director for the city Electricians union, will soon be swapping his legislative seat for a chair in City Council. Neilson, 50, now serving his first term in the state House from the Far Northeast, easily won Tuesday's special election to replace Councilman-at-Large Bill Green. Picked by Democratic ward leaders as their candidate, Neilson defeated Republican lawyer Matthew Wolfe and the Libertarian Party's Nikki Allen Poe to fill out the remaining 19 months of Green's term.
March 13, 2014 |
Without much ado, Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders on Tuesday unanimously chose State Rep. Ed Neilson as their candidate in the May 20 special election for a vacancy on City Council. Since Democrats hold a 61/2-1 edge in registered voters, Neilson is practically guaranteed to fill the at-large seat that Bill Green gave up last month after Gov. Corbett appointed him as chairman of the School Reform Commission. But there will be a contest. Lawyer Matthew Wolfe, an outspoken Republican ward leader, plans to announce his candidacy Thursday.
March 17, 1999 |
Even Roger Neilson, it turns out, has a breaking point. This became apparent 6 minutes and 47 seconds into the third period of last night's 5-2 loss to St. Louis that made Flyers franchise history, the Flyers stretching their winless streak to a team-record 12 games (0-8-4). The futility record was sealed when the Blues scored a power play goal to go ahead 3-1. They scored because St. Louis forward Terry Yake grabbed the stick of Flyers penalty-killer Jody Hull and held on for dear life, preventing Hull from what looked like an easy clear, and eventually hauling him to the ice. With Hull down and out, Blues defenseman Chris Pronger had an easy path for a pass from the left point down low to Pavol Demitra that sealed the Flyers' fate.
December 13, 1999 |
The calls were coming from everywhere in the United States and Canada. Thirty calls awaited Roger Neilson Friday night when he got to Toronto. Thirty-five more greeted him upon his return to the office yesterday morning in Voorhees. "I've been so busy trying to return them, and I'll get around to them all, I hope," said the Flyers coach. Ever since Neilson disclosed over the weekend that he had myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, he has spent more time talking about himself and the disease than about hockey.
October 16, 1999 |
At training camp, Flyers general manager Bob Clarke talked about the team's 12-game winless streak last season and how it could happen to a club with so many veterans who know what it takes to win. "If it's a good team, like this one is, players won't allow that to happen," Clarke said at training camp. "Teams are good when players police themselves and when players run the show. " Most of the current Flyers are Clarke's players. Thirteen players on the roster were brought in last season to go around the core group of Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Desjardins.
April 11, 2000 |
If Roger Neilson had his way, he would be back behind the bench Thursday night when the Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. Flyers general manager Bob Clarke and Neilson's primary doctor, Isadore Brodsky, agree that the first round is too soon for Neilson to return to full-time coaching duties. Neilson, who is recovering from a stem-cell transplant for bone-marrow cancer, decided to work with the coaching staff this week and with interim coach Craig Ramsay from the press box during Thursday's and Friday's games at the First Union Center.
April 20, 1989 |
Consumers can reduce environmental pollution from the moment they wake up each morning: They can stop using under arm deodorants sprays, says the Clean Water Fund, a nonprofit environmental group. Even in the kitchen, the group warns, pollution is present with the use of assorted cleansers, polishes and disinfectants. "There are many products we use daily that contain toxic ingredients," said Florence A. Neilson, coordinator of the Cornerstone Council, the local branch of the Clean Water Fund.
October 28, 1998 |
When Roger Neilson considered his defensive corps over the summer, he observed that veteran Dave Babych, 37, would have to be rested at times for him to contribute all season. Babych is getting ample rest these days. He sat last night for the third time in the last four games and Russian rookie Dimitri Tertyshny was again in the lineup. Neilson, the Flyers' coach, is taking the same approach with Tertyshny as former coach Terry Murray took with Dainius Zubrus two seasons ago. That is that rookies have to play.