Remembering Pelle: Your memories

This day, 26 years ago, Pelle Lindbergh passed away. Last year, Bob H wrote an emotional and unabashedly honest five-part series in honor of Pelle Lindbergh. This year, we decided that we wanted to crowdsource our tribute, asking fans, bloggers, and writers for their memories of Pelle and his death. First off, we will start with some thoughts from Bill Meltzer, author of Pelle Lindbergh: Behind the White Mask: I remember Pelle as a goalie who had established himself as the best in the NHL and had only just begun to tap into his full potential. In addition, he was one of …

Our top posts of 2010

Flyers Faithful officially launched in August of 2010 and it turned out to be a great season to launch. Claude Giroux began a breakout season. Sergei Bobrovsky provided a sense of stability in net that the Flyers haven’t seen from a rookie in ages. The Flyers shot to the top of the standings and reached 20 wins the earliest since 1986. So far, so good. While the team enjoys some time off, let’s take a few minutes to recap the top Flyers Faithful stories of the year. Remembering Pelle Remembering Pelle is a five part series honoring the memory of …

Remembering Pelle: Personal thoughts on the tragedy and its impact 25 years later

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 the last part of the series. I really don’t know how to begin, so I’ll lead with this: YouTube is one of the many modern-day technological miracles. If it didn’t exist, I’d have had to produce this entire series from memory, archival reports, microfiche and whatever skill I possess as a writer. It certainly wouldn’t be this long, over …

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 …

Remembering Pelle: Why Pelle won’t have his number retired

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 three of the series. Let’s face the facts, shall we? Pelle screwed up. He screwed up royally. He drove drunk. He drove fast. He turned a beautiful red Porsche into a mangled accordion-like mess. Even worse, he killed himself and almost killed two other people that night – a lady who knew and dated several of the younger …

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