A short list…

Per Anthony SanFilippo of the Delco Times, here are some players who have confirmed their appearance at the Alumni Game on December 31.

  • Mark Recchi
  • Brian Propp
  • Dave Poulin
  • Bobby Clarke
  • Orest Kindrachuk
  • Kjell Samuelsson
  • Bill Barber
  • Reggie Leach
  • Chris Therien
  • Eric Desjardins
  • Derian Hatcher
  • Mark Laforest – Ed. note (?)

and some other guys named Eric Lindros and John LeClair, too.

As for the Rangers, the reports are scarce, though ASF says they’re trying to get as many players from the ’94 Cup winners to participate.

While that may be a great trip of recent nostalgia for Blueshirts fans, if the Flyers are going to trot out a lineup which has a generous AARP flavor to it, I may suggest the following New Yorkers participate just to even things up a bit:

  • Rod Gilbert
  • John Davidson
  • Ron Duguay (wig not included)
  • Pierre Larouche
  • Barry Beck
  • Mike Rogers
  • Don or Dave Maloney
  • James Patrick
  • Carol Vadnais

But in an ironic twist worthy of mid-afternoon soap operas, Darren Dreger of TSN reports that Iron Mike Keenan will also make his return to Philadelphia — but as head coach of the Rangers. (Cue organ vamp).

Keenan, of course, won the Cup as coach of the Rangers in 1994 before immediately bolting to make a mess of things in St. Louis. He was top man in Philadelphia from 1984-88.

  • Amy

    I saw the roster last night and you can add Howe, Marsh, Hatcher, Roenick, Watson, and Coach Quinn to the list! So excited for this game!!

  • Amy

    I saw the roster last night and you can add Howe, Marsh, Hatcher, Roenick, Watson, and Coach Quinn to the list! So excited for this game!!

  • Amy

    I saw the roster last night and you can add Howe, Marsh, Hatcher, Roenick, Watson, and Coach Quinn to the list! So excited for this game!!

  • nosetradamus

    More like Pierre LaDouche…amirite??

  • nosetradamus

    More like Pierre LaDouche…amirite??

  • nosetradamus

    More like Pierre LaDouche…amirite??