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Pair of ex-Flyers on short list for Hall nominations; why not Lindros for HOF?

While Public Enemy #1 Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan and Scott Niedermayer appear to be locks to get the nod to the Hockey Hall of Fame when the nominations are formalized, two ex-Flyers of note are once again on the fence. Dan Rosen put together his short list earlier in the day, adding that cases can be made for Eric Lindros and Jeremy Roenick’s inclusion into that hallowed building on the corner of Front and Yonge in downtown Toronto: First, the bona fides on the 40-year-old Lindros, who was in town today at an alumni golf outing, along with his former …

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NHL HOF: Sakic, Sundin in; Roenick, Lindros out

Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin will join the ranks of the illustrious, named two of the four new inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Joining the first-time candidates in the 2012 class are Pavel Bure and Adam Oates. The announcement was made Tuesday and the induction ceremony will take place November 12 in Toronto. Sakic was one of the few players who spent his entire career with one franchise. The 13-time All-Star was a first-round draft pick of the Quebec Nordiques back in 1987, eight years before they moved to Colorado and became the Avalanche. After 20 seasons, Sakic …

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Flyers Faithful Podcast, Episode 8: Shhhhhhh

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Christian Imperato from New York Islanders Adrift to talk about the Islanders’ young talent and possible relocation.  We also discussed Ilya Bryzgalov’s hushing of his critics, the Flyers Faithful Pub Quiz, and much, much more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 8 You can also download it from iTunes here!  Leave a nice review and you may receive some pizza bagels in the mail!

Renewing the case for Tim Kerr

With the recent announcement that former Flyers defenseman Mark Howe will be among the class enshrined this coming November into the Hockey Hall of Fame, it’s a given that thoughts will turn to other members of those 1980s teams who might deserve a shot at immortality. One such overlooked player is Tim Kerr, an oak of a man who patrolled the area around the crease and left defenders and goaltenders alike struggling for ways to stop him during the latter half of the decade. Below is a dressed-up re-print of a column I wrote for The Phanatic Magazine back in …

Howe finally heads to Hall of Fame

Well, sometimes the hockey gods answer your prayers — even if it’s not the answer you’re expecting. On the heels of my lengthy post about which former Flyers greats should be the next in line to have their number retired, comes even better news: Mark Howe has been selected among the class to be honored in the Hockey Hall of Fame this coming November. One of the three sons of “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe, Mark lived up to his father’s name in a professional career that spanned two leagues and 22 total seasons. “I was elated to have this dream …