Remembering Pelle: Personal thoughts on the tragedy and its impact 25 years later

Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of former Flyers’ goaltender, Pelle Lindbergh, whose life was tragically cut short on November 11, 1985. A new article will run each day over the course of five days. This is the last part of the series. I really don’t know how to begin, so I’ll lead with this: YouTube is one of the many modern-day technological miracles. If it didn’t exist, I’d have had to produce this entire series from memory, archival reports, microfiche and whatever skill I possess as a writer. It certainly wouldn’t be this long, over …

Remembering Pelle: What would have happened to the Flyers if Pelle lived?

Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of former Flyers’ goaltender, Pelle Lindbergh, whose life was tragically cut short on November 11, 1985. A new article will run each day over the course of five days. This is part four of the series. Now that the Debbie Downer portion of the series is through, let’s get to the fun part. What would have happened to the Flyers if Pelle Lindbergh never had his fatal accident? All things being equal, there’s a huge case for Philadelphia to have experienced at least on Stanley Cup parade in the ensuing …

Remembering Pelle: Why Pelle won’t have his number retired

Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of former Flyers’ goaltender, Pelle Lindbergh, whose life was tragically cut short on November 11, 1985. A new article will run each day over the course of five days. This is part three of the series. Let’s face the facts, shall we? Pelle screwed up. He screwed up royally. He drove drunk. He drove fast. He turned a beautiful red Porsche into a mangled accordion-like mess. Even worse, he killed himself and almost killed two other people that night – a lady who knew and dated several of the younger …

Remembering Pelle: How does Lindbergh rank among the Flyers’ goaltending greats?

Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of former Flyers’ goaltender, Pelle Lindbergh, whose life was tragically cut short on November 11, 1985. A new article will run each day over the course of five days. This is part two of the series. As it stands today, the Philadelphia Flyers have invested significant time and money trying to find the next generation of star puck-stopper that will lead them to Stanley Cup glory. It’s really a short list, but one which casts a huge imprint and even bigger shadow across both ends of the ice: Bernie Parent, …

Remembering Pelle: An overview

Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of former Flyers’ goaltender, Pelle Lindbergh, whose life was tragically cut short on November 11, 1985. A new article will run each day over the course of five days. This is part one of the series. Perhaps no other singular sports figure is so universally beloved, compared to his tenure in this city, as Pelle Lindbergh. And despite the fact that he graced us with his presence for such a brief time, his story rivals any other sports figure who remained for five times as long. It’s been more than …