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May 2, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Phil Esposito has been fined by the NHL for cursing at a reporter for the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press after a playoff game against the Flyers last week. The league confirmed the disciplinary action yesterday but would not disclose the amount of the fine. It is believed to be $10,000, the maximum allowed under league bylaws. FOOTBALL New England Patriots coach Bill Parcells has been granted permission to leave after the coming season. Patriots owner Bob Kraft confirmed in a statement that he honored a request from Parcells to cut his five-year deal to four.
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December 16, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
Don Earle, who teamed with Gene Hart on play-by-play during the Flyers' two Stanley Cup seasons in the 1970s, died Sunday at his home in Westfield, Mass. He was 64. The cause of death was not given. Before coming to the Flyers, Earle broadcast Boston Bruins games in the glory days of Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and Derek Sanderson. After leaving the Flyers, he was a weekend sports announcer for CBS Radio network and was sports director of WGGB-TV in Springfield, Mass. He was a co-founder and past president of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.
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October 14, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Pittsburgh Penguins filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday while they battle four major lawsuits, including one by hall of famer Mario Lemieux. Co-owner Roger Marino cited losses of $37.5 million over the last two seasons and an inability to negotiate a more favorable lease at the Civic Arena, which will soon be the NHL's oldest. The Penguins also filed for bankruptcy in 1975 after the IRS padlocked team offices. That resulted in the NHL seizing the team and forcing a sale to new owners.
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January 8, 1987 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
The more things change - and since Phil Esposito became the general manager here, the Rangers certainly have - the more they stay the same. Pierre Larouche, their sometimes brilliant scorer, was benched last night. This was nothing new to Larouche's checkered 12-year career, although some record had to be established by the fact that Tom Webster was the third Rangers coach this season to sit him down. Among the many reasons why Esposito fired Ted Sator was his unwillingness to endure Larouche's poor defensive habits.
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October 14, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
The Esposito Era is over in Tampa Bay. In a surprise move yesterday, the team with the NHL's worst record last season fired Hall of Famers Phil and Tony Esposito in a front office shake-up by owner Art Williams. Coach Jacques Demers, who shared responsibility for personnel decisions equally with Phil Esposito, will replace his former colleague as general manager. He will hire an assistant GM to fill Tony Esposito's vacancy. Don Murdoch, the team's head scout, will become the director of player personnel - a title previously held by Demers.
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April 10, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
Despite yielding eight goals, the Rangers did not leave the Spectrum last night demoralized. "They (the Flyers) basically won one period of the first six," said defenseman Pat Price, who was in a grumpy mood all night. "They came out full bore, like we knew they would. By the third period, that takes its toll. " Nothing the Flyers did in the penalty-littered, three-hour-and-10-minute game surprised the Rangers. "We all know how Philadelphia plays, and that's fine," said Phil Esposito, the Rangers' general manager and acting coach.
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April 13, 1987 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
Phil Esposito, not pleased with the Flyers' choice of programming for ArenaVision, confronted Jay Snider before Saturday night's playoff game. The Rangers' general manager-acting coach, angered by Thursday night's showing of the lopsided Dave Brown vs. George McPhee fight - in slow motion, no less - saw the Flyers' president watching the pregame warm-up, walked up and jammed a hand in his chest. "He was screaming and calling me a 'no-class bleep,' " Snider said. "I said, 'Bleep you' and pushed his hand away.
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June 19, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
LARRY ZEIDEL, a colorful member of the Flyers' inaugural roster in 1967-68, passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Zeidel skated in just 66 games for the Flyers but became a household name in town after a vicious stick-swinging duel with Boston's Eddie Shack on March 7, 1968. Bruins star Phil Esposito later recalled in a book that Zeidel and Shack were "swinging their sticks like battle axes. " Zeidel, 39 at the time, was suspended for four games. His trade to the Flyers from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on Oct. 23, 1967, presented the opportunity to return to the NHL for the first time since 1954.
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May 20, 2014
BOB CLARKE was the captain and driving force of the Flyers' 1974 and '75 Stanley Cup champions. A three-time Hart Trophy winner as the NHL's Most Valuable Player, he also was a two-time, first-team NHL All-Star and the Flyers' all-time leading scorer. A Hockey Hall of Famer, Clarke later served as Flyers team president and general manager. Now 64, Clarke is a Flyers senior vice president. He spoke with Bill Fleischman, the Daily News' Flyers beat writer when the team won its only Stanley Cups, from his winter home in Sarasota, Fla. Q: It's the 40th anniversary of the Flyers' Stanley Cup-clinching victory over Boston at the Spectrum.
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April 17, 1987 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
We hate to sober an occasion so special that Mike Keenan would smoke a cigar. But by the time Keenan's stogie burned out, it had the approximate depth of the Flyers' center-ice position. With Ron Sutter still doubtful for the next round - he has been out since Jan. 10 with a stress fracture in his back - they also lost Dave Poulin last night. The Flyers' captain will be out two to three weeks with a broken rib suffered four minutes into last night's 5-0 series-clinching sixth-game victory over the Rangers.
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June 19, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
LARRY ZEIDEL, a colorful member of the Flyers' inaugural roster in 1967-68, passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Zeidel skated in just 66 games for the Flyers but became a household name in town after a vicious stick-swinging duel with Boston's Eddie Shack on March 7, 1968. Bruins star Phil Esposito later recalled in a book that Zeidel and Shack were "swinging their sticks like battle axes. " Zeidel, 39 at the time, was suspended for four games. His trade to the Flyers from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on Oct. 23, 1967, presented the opportunity to return to the NHL for the first time since 1954.
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May 20, 2014
BOB CLARKE was the captain and driving force of the Flyers' 1974 and '75 Stanley Cup champions. A three-time Hart Trophy winner as the NHL's Most Valuable Player, he also was a two-time, first-team NHL All-Star and the Flyers' all-time leading scorer. A Hockey Hall of Famer, Clarke later served as Flyers team president and general manager. Now 64, Clarke is a Flyers senior vice president. He spoke with Bill Fleischman, the Daily News' Flyers beat writer when the team won its only Stanley Cups, from his winter home in Sarasota, Fla. Q: It's the 40th anniversary of the Flyers' Stanley Cup-clinching victory over Boston at the Spectrum.
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April 18, 1999 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The notion that the greatest hockey player God ever created needed to practice the day before his history-making 21-year career concluded seemed just a little absurd. But at precisely 11 a.m. yesterday, Wayne Gretzky, wearing a red uniform, striped skates, and a satisfied but slightly sad smile, walked out of the tiny locker room at the Playland Ice Casino for one last workout. Angular, pale, and looking more like an innocent junior player than a retiring 38-year-old superstar, Gretzky shook hands with friends and posed for pictures with their children.
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October 14, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
The Esposito Era is over in Tampa Bay. In a surprise move yesterday, the team with the NHL's worst record last season fired Hall of Famers Phil and Tony Esposito in a front office shake-up by owner Art Williams. Coach Jacques Demers, who shared responsibility for personnel decisions equally with Phil Esposito, will replace his former colleague as general manager. He will hire an assistant GM to fill Tony Esposito's vacancy. Don Murdoch, the team's head scout, will become the director of player personnel - a title previously held by Demers.
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October 14, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Pittsburgh Penguins filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday while they battle four major lawsuits, including one by hall of famer Mario Lemieux. Co-owner Roger Marino cited losses of $37.5 million over the last two seasons and an inability to negotiate a more favorable lease at the Civic Arena, which will soon be the NHL's oldest. The Penguins also filed for bankruptcy in 1975 after the IRS padlocked team offices. That resulted in the NHL seizing the team and forcing a sale to new owners.
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October 31, 1997 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Paul Coffey's vacation is over. He spent it in the locker room of the CoreStates Center, in front of a TV monitor. He collected no souvenirs, sent no postcards. Coffey, the NHL's all-time leading scorer among defensemen, will return to the Flyers' lineup tonight when they visit the Washington Capitals, Flyers coach Wayne Cashman said yesterday. Coffey, 36, said he couldn't remember the last time he was a healthy scratch - "my first year, maybe. " He voiced no displeasure with Cashman, but he also made it clear that taking the night off was not his idea.
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August 15, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The case of the Flyers fax will be decided today in Toronto and, along with it, the fate of Tampa Bay center Chris Gratton. Arbitrator John Sands heard testimony yesterday on whether the Flyers' five-year, $16.5 million offer sheet to Gratton was legible. Tampa Bay general manager Phil Esposito argued that the document faxed to him Tuesday night was illegible because the financial breakdown of the deal had a dark line running through the middle of it that distorted the salary figures.
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May 2, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Phil Esposito has been fined by the NHL for cursing at a reporter for the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press after a playoff game against the Flyers last week. The league confirmed the disciplinary action yesterday but would not disclose the amount of the fine. It is believed to be $10,000, the maximum allowed under league bylaws. FOOTBALL New England Patriots coach Bill Parcells has been granted permission to leave after the coming season. Patriots owner Bob Kraft confirmed in a statement that he honored a request from Parcells to cut his five-year deal to four.
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December 16, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
Don Earle, who teamed with Gene Hart on play-by-play during the Flyers' two Stanley Cup seasons in the 1970s, died Sunday at his home in Westfield, Mass. He was 64. The cause of death was not given. Before coming to the Flyers, Earle broadcast Boston Bruins games in the glory days of Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and Derek Sanderson. After leaving the Flyers, he was a weekend sports announcer for CBS Radio network and was sports director of WGGB-TV in Springfield, Mass. He was a co-founder and past president of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.
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October 4, 1992 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He created a huge media blitz by hiring Manon Rheaume, the first female hockey player to attend an NHL training camp. And he persuaded one of the most successful and respected coaches, Terry Crisp, to start anew with a hapless expansion team. He even consulted Flyers owner Ed Snider on how to run a fledgling franchise from the bottom up. But things have still been rough for Phil Esposito, president and general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's not easy making every penny count when you've got to sell the game before you can sell the tickets.
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