Lindros, still looking pale, just days after he suffered a hemothorax. From: http://www.mcall.com/sports/hockey/flyers/mc-pictures-eric-lindros-through-the-years-201-010,0,1423133.photo

RICE & MICE: Hemothorax

Hemo-what? Hemothorax. Hemo- means blood and thorax means chest, so literally blood in the chest. More specifically, a hemothorax is a collection of blood in the pleural cavity, the space between the chest wall and the lung. Thirteen years ago, on April 1, 1999, Eric Lindros suffered one of the more bizarre and serious injuries that we will see in hockey. The Flyers were in Nashville, playing and battling against the Nashville Predators. Little did they know, in the wee hours of the next morning, Lindros would be battling for his life. Nobody could ever pinpoint which check caused the …

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: Dan

Dan is a huge Flyers and overall hockey fan, contributing to The Home of Hockey blog every Friday, as well as its’ forum.  You can follow him on Twitter. 1. In My Blood Growing up, Flyers hockey was always a part of my life.  I grew up watching the Flyers on PRISM & Philly 57 with my dad and playing hand hockey during intermission.  He took me to games at the Spectrum every so often, and seeing the game live definitely kept me hooked.  He told me stories about the glory days in the ‘70s.  As I grew up, my …