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Flyers Hockey: The Team

Since its early years, the Philadelphia Flyers have been known for a certain type of hockey — hard-hitting and gritty with a “never say die” attitude. Just before the 1969-1970 season, team owner Ed Snider was fed up with the team being manhandled in the playoffs, and told his then-General Manager Bud Poile to acquire players to make the team bigger and stronger. Thus began the reign of the Broad Street Bullies, a group of players — with Bobby Clarke and Dave Schultz at the helm — who were not only big and tough, but skilled. And feared. Now, that …

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The Eighth Day of Claudemas: Eight furious fights

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 eighth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…eight of the best fights (that we could find on YouTube) in honor of the Flyers’ famous number eight, Dave Schultz! A big stick tap to hockeyfights.com for …

On camaraderie, enforcers, and more

Mercenary employment This evening, I had the pleasure of talking to Flyer mainstay, Bruce “Scoop” Cooper. During that conversation, I asked Cooper about Bobby Clarke’s “boys’ night out” events and the camaraderie of the Cup-winning teams. “The team was the family,” he said. “Freddie [Shero] told the wives that you won’t always see your husbands much during the season but it will be worth it in the end.’ “Orest Kindrachuk used to say, ‘We were such lemmings that if we were on a plane heading to a city and a player went to the bathroom, we all went to the …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Filip Strych

Filip Strych is a 24-year-old Flyers fan from the Czech Republic. He’s currently a PhD. candidate in Ethnology in the field of African Studies. Ice hockey and mountain biking are his biggest hobbies. He is a diehard fan of the Flyers and is the European correspondent for Flyers Faithful. You can follow him on Twitter. Below, he gives the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 1. 1997 Stanley Cup Finals This was the first time that I saw my Flyers on TV in the Czech Republic. I was 10 and every game was broadcast from 1 to 5 PM …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: David Isaac

David Isaac is a Multimedia Content Producer for Philly.com and runs The ADD Show. You can follow him on Twitter. 5. The personality Hockey players are unlike any other. When compared to the millionaires of other sports, there is a clear difference. Hockey players don’t think they’re better than you. They don’t talk down to you. They’re regular guys that just happen to shoot a 100 mph slapper. Everyone I’ve met through the organization has been as classy as can be. After a tough loss the players will still talk with the media, not turn their noses up and walk …

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