Five Reasons I love the Flyers: David Strehle

David Strehle covers the Philadelphia Flyers for NHL Hot Stove and he may be one of the most welcoming and easily likable people on Twitter. He is also a diehard fan of the Flyers. Below, he gives us the five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. The fans In all sports, there are fans of teams that are described as loyal and even passionate.  Philadelphia sports fans in general have a certain stigma throughout the sports world, but Philly hockey fans take the meaning of “fan” to another level.  The Flyers faithful have been named the craziest in the NHL by The Hockey News, and they might just …

Spectrum Memories: Life is a Carnival

To celebrate my 25th year of hockey fandom, I will occasionally step into the way-back machine and write about events in the Flyers’ past. For the balance of the season, I will be dipping into the well to ruminate about some things related to my love of the Philadelphia Flyers, and in general about the fan experience as a youngster. This is the eighth in the series of Spectrum Memories. For this bi-monthly installment, I promise there’s no description of anger, violence, vulgar cheering or potentially-fatal illnesses. It’s all about the purely fun aspects of being a Flyers fan. The annual Flyers Carnival was actually …

Remembering Pelle: What would have happened to the Flyers if Pelle lived?

Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of former Flyers’ goaltender, Pelle Lindbergh, whose life was tragically cut short on November 11, 1985. A new article will run each day over the course of five days. This is part four of the series. Now that the Debbie Downer portion of the series is through, let’s get to the fun part. What would have happened to the Flyers if Pelle Lindbergh never had his fatal accident? All things being equal, there’s a huge case for Philadelphia to have experienced at least on Stanley Cup parade in the ensuing …