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The First Day of Claudemas: Bernie Parent

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the first day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…a piece from our own Marcello on the man whose name hangs with the number one in the Wells Fargo Center rafters, Bernie Parent! When John Lennon said …

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Point/Counterpoint: Greatest Flyer Ever, Clarke or Parent?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Dain S and Jim H debate who is the greatest Flyer ever, Bobby Clarke or Bernie Parent. Jim will start off with his candidate, Robert Earl Clarke. Jim: The Flyers have had players of various popularity and skill levels over their illustrious 40-plus years roaming NHL arenas, but when I close my eyes and think the word ” Flyers,” what jumps to the forefront of my mind’s eye is the image of a virtually …

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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 …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/11-3/17

Welcome to another weekly edition of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. March 11, 1976 Flyers 6, Sabres 1 — Bobby Clarke picks up his 100th point of the season — for the third and last time in his career — during this Spectrum rout of Buffalo. He finished the game with two helpers. March 11, 1979 Flyers 6, Kings 3 — Marcel Dionne nets his 50th goal and the hosts tally three times in the …

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