At the moment, I’m making my way through The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Flyers History by NHL.com correspondent and former Philly-area beat writer Adam Kimelman.
Right now, it’s all good. Stanley Cups, Broad Street Bullies, the Spectrum.
The book reads more like a story than others I’ve read which makes it (to me) easier to digest. I do wish there were pictures of each of the players they mention because well, there’s a lot of names. But the beginnings of the Philadelphia Flyers has a lot of charm and obstacles that makes the legacy almost seem too story-like. But the struggles of Ed Snider to get this city a team are real and poignant.
It seems like fate decided that Philadelphia had to have a hockey team.
More next week.