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Then and Now: Adam Oates

Adam Oates entered the league quietly and left the league just the same, but the former center was rewarded for his playing career recently when he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After he joined the Detroit Red Wings during the 1985-1986 season as an undrafted free agent out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Oates went on to finish 16th on the all-time points list with 1,420. Known as one of the game’s greatest playmakers, Oates finished sixth on the all-time NHL assists list with 1,079, which is more than Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux. Oates was one of …

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What About Bob?

Keep those number 35 jerseys stored away, because we in Flyerdom won’t be seeing 23-year old netminder Sergei Bobrovsky for a while. It appears as though Peter Laviolette has decided to let incumbent Ilya Bryzgalov keep the keys to the Flyers nets. Since returning from the flu, Bryzgalov has started nine straight games. In his last nine starts, Bryzgalov has a 2.33 GAA and a .912 save percentage. Bryz also recorded his third shut out of the season in that span. Only once in the last nine games have we seen the man Flyers fans affectionately call “Bob.” Bobrovsky came …