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December 18, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Revisionist history says the Flyers should have kept center Peter Forsberg instead of sending him and a mega-package - forwards Mike Ricci and Chris Simon, defensemen Kerry Huffman and Steve Duchesne, goalie Ron Hextall, 1993 and 1994 first-round draft picks, and $15 million - to Quebec for Eric Lindros in 1992. Forsberg, the Flyers' No. 1 draft pick in 1991, had a brilliant NHL career (885 points in 708 games), won two Stanley Cups with Colorado, and went into Hockey's Hall of Fame last month.
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December 6, 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Paul Holmgren, who has spent 36 seasons in the Flyers organization and is in his first year as club president, and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly were honored Thursday as co-winners of the Lester Patrick Trophy for their outstanding service to hockey in the United States. The event took place as part of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Minneapolis, near where Holmgren grew up. Holmgren, 59, a former Flyers player, coach, and general manager, has been involved in furthering the sport in various roles for USA Hockey.
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December 5, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE LITTLE BROTHER wouldn't go away. Mark Holmgren would sneak off to join his friends on the baseball diamond, on the football field, would try to skate his way from the small house in East St. Paul, Minn., to the outdoor rink two blocks away. There, little brother would be, almost always, a step behind. Welcome or not. Almost always, he was not. "We were real competitive with each other," Paul Holmgren, the Flyers president, said this week. "It wasn't the same brother relationship that a lot of people have.
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December 5, 2014 | BY SAMUEL WIGNESS, For the Daily News
MINNEAPOLIS - Flyers president Paul Holmgren joined the prestigious list of Lester Patrick Trophy winners last night at the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony. The ceremony, led by ESPN's Steve Levy, honored 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Karyn Bye Dietz, Brian Rafalski, Jeff Sauer and Lou Vairo, and Lester Patrick Award winners Holmgren and Bill Daly. Nearly 500 people watched as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman paid tribute to the efforts of Holmgren and Daly and presented the trophies.
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December 1, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Your first impulse is that the Flyers, losers of eight of their last nine games, can't get any lower. Then you quickly realize they are playing their next four games on the road, where they have lost seven straight, and you wonder whether Craig Berube will still be the coach when the team plays its next game at the Wells Fargo Center on Dec. 11 - or whether general manager Ron Hextall has Dan Bylsma on his speed dial. To be fair, Berube deserves only a little bit of the blame.
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November 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Pat Quinn, according to Flyers president Paul Holmgren, was someone whom those in sports like to call "a player's coach. " "I think most of us would've done whatever he asked us to do," Holmgren, who played for the team in each of Quinn's 4 years as head coach, said yesterday by phone. "Run through that wall? Sure. How many bricks do you want left over? We would've done anything for him. " Holmgren, a member of the 1979-80 club that "The Big Irishman" led to a 35-game unbeaten streak and a trip to the Stanley Cup finals, is among many in the hockey world mourning the loss of Quinn, who died Sunday night in Vancouver after a lengthy illness.
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November 26, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Pat Quinn, who coached the Flyers to an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak in 1979-80, died Sunday night in Vancouver at age 71 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Quinn was a big man with a gruff exterior, but he had a soft, caring side, said his former players. "Next to Fred Shero, Pat was the best coach who ever coached here," said Flyers executive Bob Clarke, who played for Mr. Quinn during the remarkable 35-game streak. "He changed the way the game was played in those days.
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November 21, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eric Lindros and John LeClair were inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame on Thursday, and during a stirring, 30-minute ceremony, both said the fans pushed their careers to a higher level. "You guys are awesome," LeClair told the standing fans before a banner with his name and his former linemate's was raised to the rafters. "You didn't accept losing. " LeClair, 45, then thanked the fans for "the continuous energy" they gave him. Lindros, 41, had a similar theme. "Night in and night out, you brought passion to the Wells Fargo Center," he said.
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October 30, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE SCARS have healed. They don't always, you know. Not in Philadelphia. Former Flyers captain Mike Richards returned with the Los Angeles Kings for the third time since the colossal trades in the summer of 2011 that subtracted him and his buddy, sniper Jeff Carter, from the roster. They, of course, won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012 and 2014. Last night, Richards endured a smattering of obligatory boos when he was announced before the game, but he was not subjected to derision every shift.
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October 29, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WHEN PAUL Holmgren was promoted to Flyers team president last May, he didn't pack any boxes. Unlike his predecessor, Peter Luukko, who also served as Comcast-Spectacor chief operating officer, Holmgren didn't want or need a cushy office at Wells Fargo Center. For one, keeping his old digs at the team's practice facility in Voorhees, N.J., allowed him to stay closer to his South Jersey home. More importantly, with an office window that overlooks the ice, Holmgren could remain close enough to feel the heartbeat of the team he has spent almost his entire adult life employed by. "I'm still around the hockey team enough to feel the excitement of it," Holmgren said.
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