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September 16, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Left winger Simon Gagne sharply criticized Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in an interview with LaPresse, saying he was misled about getting a contract. Gagne, 33, who has said he wanted to finish his career with the Flyers, is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a team. "All summer, the Philadelphia Flyers kept hinting that they wanted to offer me a new contract, and I even told Robert Sauve, my agent, not to negotiate with other teams," Gagne told LaPresse, a French-language daily in Montreal.
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October 3, 1999 | By Mike Madden, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Philadelphia Flyers have come to town. A public hockey clinic became the first major program at the former Twin Rinks ice-skating complex since the Philadelphia Flyers organization bought the rink in August and turned it into Flyers Skate Zone. Comcast-Spectacor acquired the rink from the township in August, making it the first in a planned network of rinks around the region. Flyers officials pledged to use the rink to promote the team and its minor-league affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, while simultaneously building interest in hockey around the Philadelphia area.
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February 12, 1986
Being a Philadelphia Flyers fan for over 10 years, my interest and love for hockey, like many others in the Philadelphia area, ranks very high. My resentment is toward the television networks for not showing the NHL all-star game, once again selling out to cable television (ESPN, which Philadelphia doesn't have anyway). The three major networks telecast three of the four major sports of this country continuously and neglect the most competitive sport. When it comes to hockey, the Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington and Pittsburgh teams are all equal or better than the other home teams, which get undisputed major coverage, all-star play-off games, etc. Hockey may not be America's national sport, but is growing increasingly popular, even without NBC, ABC or CBS support.
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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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December 17, 2008
From: Gonzalez, John To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil Subject: Party animals Well now. Just when you thought Sean Avery was the NHL's lone bad boy, along come your Philadelphia Flyers. There's a story on the Internet, along with a number of pictures, about the Flyers crashing a Temple University fraternity date party in Old City last week. ( http://tinyurl.com/flyersfrat ) Mike Richards and Jeff Carter soaked up free booze and mugged for the cameras with a crew of coeds.
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September 20, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Terry Pegula was a senior at Pennsylvania State University, closing in on a degree in petroleum and natural-gas engineering, when a certain National Hockey League team that was bare-knuckling its way to a Stanley Cup championship caught his imagination. "It was the Philadelphia Flyers' style of play that got me into it," Pegula said Saturday as he sat on a sofa outside a private box at Beaver Stadium, where he was about to take in Penn State's football game. "Then I moved to western New York, and I became more or less a Buffalo Sabres fan. " In 1975, "the Flyers and Sabres played for the Stanley Cup, and it was difficult.
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October 7, 2003 | By KEN HITCHCOCK For the Daily News
It's funny, the things you learn in our game even when you think you've seen it all. I came to the Wachovia Spectrum to watch an exhibition game between our Flyers and Phantoms. I was really curious and excited to see how people reacted out of their element, in particular some media personalities who would be behind the bench for the first time. My thinking in doing this was to allow special access to, in my opinion, the most emotional part of the game, the bench area. I thought it would be a great idea to have a close-up view of what really takes place on the ice. However, in helping people gain access to this information I found myself watching an exhibition game that turned out to be one of the best learning experiences for me as the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.
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March 12, 1995 | By Larry Parker, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The use - and, to Mayor Danny Miller, abuse - of the township's street- hockey court by the Garden State Ball Hockey League every Sunday has Miller fighting mad. But the hockey players, rather than throwing down the gloves, have retreated to the locker room. Reacting to a fee proposed by Miller, officers of the adult league voted Tuesday to end their use of the court, on Ogden Drive next to the Holly Hills School. "If they want to drive us out, they've succeeded," said John Halapchuk of Beverly, one of the league's directors.
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July 16, 1999 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Philly fans weren't the only people who knew about Gene Hart's passion for the Flyers. "When you'd see Gene Hart, you'd think Philadelphia Flyers," television analyst John Davidson said yesterday. "He loved hockey and the Flyers. I think the color of his blood was orange. " Hart, 68, died on Wednesday. Now an analyst for New York Rangers games, Davidson met the late Flyers broadcaster for the first time when he was an NHL goaltender. Hart always made a point of getting to know opposing players and coaches.
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July 31, 1992 | By Maureen Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ippolit Gorohov, 15, was plenty frustrated. "All we do is wait," said the center wing from the Kiev hockey team, speaking through an interpreter. "We want to play hockey. " Gorohov and his 14 teammates have been ready to slam a puck since Sunday, when they were stranded at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A mixup in scheduling had left them alone in America with nothing to eat, nowhere to stay - and no hockey to play. Since then, folks from the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils hockey teams and St. Joseph's University have helped to put them up until their scheduled return to Kiev on Tuesday.
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December 17, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
BACK WHEN they were finishing in first or second perennially during the Lindros era, the Flyers would often drive their fans crazy by dropping games against second-division clubs. Those teams would treat the game as a barometer to their progress or potential. The Flyers would see it not necessarily as a night off, but one that did not require maximum effort. Sometimes they were wrong, leaving the false impression that something was lacking in their mettle. More often, they were right, although sometimes not without a frantic finish.
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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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February 6, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
AFTER ESCORTING Bill Barber and Brian Propp to the 1982 NHL All-Star Game, Flyers director of team services Joe Kadlec returned to the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington and stopped at the bar for a drink. When Kadlec arrived at the lounge, he saw not one but two familiar faces singing on stage near the piano. The first one, singer and actress Gloria Loring - married to Alan Thicke at the time - was easily recognizable. The second one, his boss and Flyers general manager Keith Allen, was a little more surprising.
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October 25, 2013 | SAM DONNELLON, DAILY NEWS SPORTS COLUMNIST
THE NEW coach says they need to "concentrate more. " The old defenseman, the one just demoted to the second power-play unit because of an inability to get the puck to the net, says "sometimes you think too much. " So which is it? Or is it - can it be? - both? Does 11 goals in eight games mean the Philadelphia Flyers are trying too hard or not trying hard enough? Are they thinking out there or, as it appears at times, not thinking at all? "When you're on a roll you don't think," Kimmo Timonen, the 15-year veteran defenseman, was saying after practice at Flyers SkateZone in Voorhees yesterday.
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September 16, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Left winger Simon Gagne sharply criticized Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in an interview with LaPresse, saying he was misled about getting a contract. Gagne, 33, who has said he wanted to finish his career with the Flyers, is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a team. "All summer, the Philadelphia Flyers kept hinting that they wanted to offer me a new contract, and I even told Robert Sauve, my agent, not to negotiate with other teams," Gagne told LaPresse, a French-language daily in Montreal.
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July 10, 2013 | BY JOHN P. MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
FROM THE time Sam Morin first put on a pair of skates at age 6, he was engaging in fights with kids bigger and older than he was. The Flyers' first-round pick in the recent draft plans to bring that same aggressive style to Philadelphia. At 6-6, 206 pounds, Morin was the tallest player selected in this year's draft and is considered to be an enforcer on the ice. Last season with Rimouski Océanic, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the defensemen tallied four goals and 12 assists in 46 games.
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July 31, 2012
John McCarthy , a Northeast Catholic graduate from Cinnaminson, who spent the summer playing for the Ocean City Nor'easters of the USL Premier Development League, was named to the all-Eastern Conference team, announced Monday by the United Soccer Leagues. McCarthy played 14 of 17 regular-season games in goal, registering 67 saves and recording a .725 goals-against average. He helped the squad to a 13-3 record as well as the Mid-Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference titles. The team finished with the third best record in the 73-team Premier Development League, including all conferences.
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April 22, 2012 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
THE DAY WAS May 9, 1974. Bobby Clarke had just scored two goals against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, including the game-winner in overtime. The Flyers had not won a game in Boston in 7 years and 19 attempts, and that moment is widely viewed as the turning point of a series that brought the Flyers their first Cup. That day, his coach, Fred Shero, said, "You know, Clarke is the best player in the league, not just from me . . . [The Russians think] Clarke, he's the best we have over here.
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December 16, 2011 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
MONTREAL - Five surgeries in the last 16 months. Countless fractures, torn knee ligaments and muscle strains over the 18 years of his Hall of Fame career. Chris Pronger can deal with all of those things. Headaches, nausea and perpetual fatigue are entirely different. Pronger can have a baseball catch in his backyard with his sons, Jack and George, with a surgically repaired wrist, or ride a bike with his daughter, Lilah, with a rubber knee. He can't do any of those things if he is too woozy or too tired to get out of bed. That's part of the reason why Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren shocked the hockey world last night by announcing that Pronger will be sidelined for the rest of the regular season and playoffs with "severe postconcussion syndrome.
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May 16, 2011
ONCE AGAIN, the Flyers were whipped in the playoffs in embarrassing fashion. The team took after its captain, Mike Richards, who assured everyone that despite their failure to show up for anything in the last 25 games of the season except to collect their paychecks, they would be fine in the playoffs. The No. 1 problem for the Flyers, as it was last year, and seemingly every year, has been their absolute refusal to get a legitimate goalie. Ed Snider apparently has been so ticked off that Bernie Parent, and not his precious Bobby Clarke, was given the lion's share of the credit for the team's two Stanley Cups that he has stocked his organization full of those who believe they can win with anybody in goal.
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