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This Week in Flyers History 11/11-17

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 11, 1979: Flyers 5, Canucks 4 – Philadelphia’s unbeaten streak …

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Lindros to enter Philly Sports Hall of Fame

While his enshrinement into the Hockey Hall of Fame will be a widely-debated subject, Eric Lindros will take the first steps towards legitimacy in our town later this evening. That’s when the 39-year-old Oshawa, Ontario native will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, one of 15 people from across the sports world who have made an impact here. The ninth inducted class also includes Phoenixville native and catcher Mike Piazza as well as former Sixers player and current head coach Doug Collins. A walking, talking lightning rod ever since he spurned the Quebec Nordiques, who selected him …

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This Week in Flyers History 11/4-10

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 4, 1967: Flyers 4, Canadiens 1 – The expansion franchise’s …

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NHL follies continue: Winter Classic cancelled

After wild speculation for much of the last week, the National Hockey League  made it official on Friday afternoon, cancelling the 2013 Winter Classic. The game, scheduled for January 1 at Michigan Stadium to be contested by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, would have been the sixth annual outdoor contest and the fifth to take place on the first day of the calendar year. “The logistical demands for staging events of this magnitude made today’s decision unavoidable. We simply are out of time,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly in a statement issued a short time ago. …

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Flyers’ Storm Stories

We here at Flyers Faithful hope for the safety of our readers as well as everyone in the Delaware Valley affected in some way by the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. But that doesn’t mean time stops over here at the Home Office. The Philadelphia Flyers have been caught up in some weather hijinks during their 45-year history. Here are a few memorable games that have been wiped out or have taken place in the belly of the weather beast in the Northeast. March 3, 1968: Seals 1, Flyers 1 at Madison Square Garden – Yes, you read that right. Two …