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Five Reasons I Love The Flyers: Geoff Mang

Asking why I love the Flyers is like asking why I love my parents. The Stick Prior to this moment I don’t recall knowing what hockey or the Flyers were. It was 1987 and I was in kindergarten. My father wasn’t really into sports, he was the outdoorsy type – fishing, outdooring – so my exposure to the 4 main sports was minimum (I did play soccer only to quit by age 8 like every other American child). One day while I was playing in the dirt on my small NE Philly street an object caught my eye. It was …

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Then and Now: John Slaney

John Slaney was picked ninth overall in the 1990 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. The blue liner was taken after Owen Nolan, Petr Nedved, Mike Ricci, Jaromir Jagr, Scott Scissons, Darryl Sydor, and Derian Hatcher. After spending time with the Caps, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburgh Penguins, Slaney joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization. The Flyers gave Pittsburgh Kevin Stevens in exchange for Slaney, who took part in 25 games for the Phantoms in 2000-2001. The defenseman had six goals and 11 helpers to help the Phantoms reach the 2001 AHL postseason, where Philadelphia beat …

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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 …

Five Reasons I Love The Flyers: Flyers Goal Scored By…

1. Trent Klatt’s Breathe Rite Trent Klatt was without a doubt the best Flyer of all time. Had he not been traded to Vancouver for a conditional pick two games into the 1998-99 season he surely would have topped all of Bobby Clarke’s totals. One category that Clarke could never hope to catch Klatt in was total number of horse faces on your shoulders – 1. And when Klatt-a-tat-tat threw those little useless stickers on his face to stretch out his nostrils it looked like Seabiscuit was bearing down on you on the forecheck. You know how many defensemen in …