Bernie Parent and daughter Kim

Behind The Crest: Bernie and Kim Parent

A little girl sits high up at the Spectrum and plays with her Barbie dolls while her father dominates in goal below. Fast forward to 35 years later — that same girl sits with her young children, and watches her father, now a legend, take the ice one more time. “The feeling when he stepped onto the ice, and the chants and ovation he got… just watching him out there was amazing. It was a great experience for me and the kids.” Kim Parent was just a year old when her father, Bernie, led the Flyers to their first of …

Reevaluating (New Year and such)

I sit here with my cup of coffee (diluted with peppermint mocha creamer cause that’s how I roll) and look at my calendar that shows December with an old-fashioned painting of a hockey scene (gift from my dad last Christmas). Next to me is the 2012 calendar, this time with photos of the Flyers. It’s weird enough that Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Darroll Powe are all taking space in said calendar, but as I still like all three of them and miss them to some extent, I don’t mind. It’s almost a new year. 2012 supposedly will bring the …

Alumni game roster wish list

If I had a say in the matter, here’s the lineup I’d like to see Philadelphia ice for the alumni games against the Rangers. John LeClair – Eric Lindros – Mikael Renberg Sami Kapanen – Peter Forsberg – Mark Recchi Brian Propp – Dave Poulin – Tim Kerr Bill Barber – Bobby Clarke – Reggie Leach Kevin Dineen Mark Howe - Eric Desjardins Chris Therien –  Kim Johnsson Paul Coffey – Derian Hatcher Brad Marsh Dmitri Yushkevich Derian Hatcher Ron Hextall Roman Cechmanek (unless Bernie Parent is willing to  suit up) I’m not suggesting these are the best all time Flyers, …