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Lokomotiv: One year later

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Lokomotiv air tragedy, during which all 45 members of the team, coaching staff and crew perished as their plane failed to take off from an air field near the club’s home city of Yaroslavl. Among those killed was head coach Brad McCrimmon, who starred as a defenseman for Philadelphia from 1982 to 1987 — three of those years in a memorable pairing alongside Flyers and NHL Hall of Famer Mark Howe. Marcello D and Bob H, the two senior members of Flyers Faithful who were old enough to remember McCrimmon’s playing days, …

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Carter and Richards, together again

It wasn’t that long ago — May 24, 2010 to be exact — that Jeff Carter and Mike Richards simultaneously reached the zenith of their respective careers. It was the night the Flyers finally dispatched the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals here. But 13 months later, it all exploded on a day which will live in infamy, as Carter and his monster multi-year deal was shuttled to Columbus, and Richards and his mega contract was sent off to Los Angeles. Eight months to the day we saw a visibly shaken Paul Holmgren discuss why those …