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The Lindros deal: 20 years later

Nobody can ever accuse Ed Snider of not doing everything he can to try and get the Flyers, his baby and lasting legacy, another Stanley Cup. There are many out there who experience Snider as he is now, Uncle Ed living in Malibu, in his later years at turns avuncular and apoplectic in the public eye, now that the Orange and Black have succeeded in keeping up the veneer of a winning club that sometimes gets a fleeting whiff of glory. You’d think he really swung his manhood around by influencing the madness of last June, but there was a …

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Focus on the Faithful: Superfan – Ed “Troll” Kelly

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m the Superfan!” or “I know who the real Superfan is!” I won’t sit here on my high perch and cast judgement on your claims. As a matter of fact, if you think that you or someone you know are worthy of a Focus, shoot me an email at jimmytrashtalk@yahoo.com (subject: Focus on the Faithful), explain what makes you stand out and I’ll immortalize you here at Flyers Faithful. Until then, I’d like to introduce you, to someone dubbed. “Superfan” by some of the Flyers themselves, Ed Kelly. I first met Ed when I worked …

Kerry Huffman has some great discussions with his son

Former Flyer, Kerry Huffman, may be best remembered by most people in Philadelphia for being part of the blockbuster trade that made Eric Lindros a Flyer. My fondest memory involving Huffman, on the other hand, occurred when I was in grade school and I won a Flyers puck autographed by the former first round pick at St. Monica’s Fathers and Sons breakfast. That is, until now. Huffman runs the blog, Navigating the World of Hockey. On occasion, he discusses life as a hockey dad. Take this conversation he had with his son, for example: “Dad, way back then did you …

Spectrum Memories: A view from above

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 fifth in the series of Spectrum Memories. As I’ve established in previous posts, I was a nosebleed dweller at the Spectrum throughout my youth. That was the deal if my parents were going to front the tickets for a whole season. Still, there were …