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Review: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Philadelphia Flyers

I finally finished it. If you’re the type to keep track, I believe I started this sucker sometime this past August. Then we had that event that must not be named and the book got put to the side as I took a break from Flyers Faithful because for me, no Flyers to watch was a major block on my writing inspiration. But when I boarded the plane to go to Philadelphia on Valentine’s Day, I grabbed my Kindle and pulled it up because I was determined to finish it. So, here we go: The Good, The Bad, & The …

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Book Review: Jakki Clarke’s “Flyer Lives”

“As a player takes a trip down memory lane, so does the reader.” That is how author Jakki Clarke describes her new book, Flyer Lives, featuring stories drawn from interviews with various Flyers alumni and current players. Whether you’ve been a Flyers fan from the beginning or have just recently joined the fandom, you’ll love this collection of personal tales from some of your favorite Philadelphia athletes. The idea for Flyer Lives came to be as Philadelphia prepared for the 2012 Winter Classic. Clarke wanted to speak to several players about what it meant to them to be playing in …

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Reviewing the Good

At the moment, I’m making my way through The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Flyers History by NHL.com correspondent and former Philly-area beat writer Adam Kimelman. Right now, it’s all good. Stanley Cups, Broad Street Bullies, the Spectrum. The book reads more like a story than others I’ve read which makes it (to me) easier to digest. I do wish there were pictures of each of the players they mention because well, there’s a lot of names. But the beginnings of the Philadelphia Flyers has a lot of charm and obstacles …

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Restless

Waiting for hockey season is becoming intolerable. I was fine for the first couple months, really. Time to take a break from all the outpouring of emotions every game, including the half-excitement, half-bitterness that came with watching Los Angeles hoist the cup. August seems to be when I get itchy for hockey. I think it has to do with the school year starting, so it feels like everything should be beginning. Bought new set of pencils? Check. Bought tickets for Flyers game? Check. Of course this time, it’s even more intolerable because I’m holding off on getting tickets (Flyers are …

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School is in session

Not yet for this almost second-year teacher, actually. My in-service days start next week, so the time is all about preparing for the new school year. In getting ready for classes, I’ve also been thinking about Flyers Faithful and other books I’d like to read and review for you. So, I’m offering you a chance to choose. Below is a list of books that I’ve been thinking about purchasing. Tell me which one you’d prefer I start with. You can comment on this post or email me at ecnewman@flyersfaithful.com. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Philadelphia Flyers: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, …

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