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Point/Counterpoint: Eric Lindros and his impact on the NHL

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off about all things hockey related with their unique style and flair. This week, Nick D. and Bob H. are at loggerheads trying to assess the true impact of Eric Lindros on the way the NHL game was played then and is now. First up, it’s Point, by Nick:  Eric Lindros was a force from the moment he stepped onto the ice for the first time in the Orange and Black. He changed the entire dynamic and definition of what a power forward was in the …

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Weekend report finds Snider in no-win situation

Ed Snider has spent most of the last 45 years concentrating on turning the Philadelphia Flyers into a franchise which coaxes love and loyalty from its fan base and a demands a yearly windfall of cash from faithful season-ticket holders. He’s also crafted a sizeable reputation across the continent as defender of the Philly Faith against the outside forces of the rest of hockey and as the Paterfamilias of the local hockey scene through his Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, whose successful projects have included the rehabilitation and restoration of rinks around the Delaware Valley. But now, the 79-year-old Grand …

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This Week in Flyers History 11/18-24

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. November 18, 1971: Flyers 2, Kings 0 – Bruce Gamble posted …

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Plucky number seven: Royals nip Jackals in OT

On a night where Sovereign Center could have doubled for the back section of Bed, Bath and Beyond (you know, where the beds are), the Reading Royals continued their recent roll with a 2-1 overtime decision against the Elmira Jackals on Wednesday. Ian O’Connor put home the winner off a Brett Flemming chance at the 2:36 mark, a score which provided a final jolt of jubilation to the reported 2,665 in attendance. The win was the club’s seventh in a row, most since early in the 2005-06 season. “All I did was wait for (Ian) to drive through the middle,” …

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The Wackness: Pelle’s death and the odd start to the 1985-86 season

For the third straight year, Flyers Faithful will honor the memory and impact of Pelle Lindbergh with a piece dedicated in his honor. This time around, a reflection on the odd set of circumstances that surrounded the start to the 1985-86 season and how Pelle’s accident and death contributed to the surreal feel of what should have been a triumphant return to form in Mike Keenan’s second year at the helm. The front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday, November 11, 1985 announced the simple, but chilling news: “Flyers star ‘brain-dead’ after crash.” Below that, the first sentence in …