Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Greatest Line Combinations in Philadelphia Flyers History

"Crazy 8's" 
The Crazy 8's were a Philadelphia Flyers offensive line combination comprised of Mark Recchi, Eric Lindros and Brent Fedyk. The trio was active between the years 1992 and 1995 and they were awesome! Mark Recchi had his two best seasons as a pro during this era with back-to-back 100 point seasons with 123 and 107 respectively. In total, the line tallied a combined 586 points in just over 3 seasons and was one of the most dominant lines in the entire NHL during that period. After all, you usually have to be a pretty good line to get a nickname. It is kind of a prerequisite. And boy were they good!
Mark Recchi - #8
Eric Lindros - #88
Brent Fedyk - #18

"The Legion of Doom"

The Legion of Doom was a Philadelphia Flyers offensive unit comprised of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg that kicked NHL ass in the mid 90's with their scoring ability and their physical play. They were absolutely awesome. The trio combined to register 666 points during their time together and were the driving force behind the Philadelphia Flyers run to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, a series they ultimately lost to the Detroit Red Wings in just four games.
John LeClair - #10

Eric Lindros - #88

Mikael Renberg - #19

"The LCB Line"

The LCB line is one of the greatest line combinations in NHL history. The Philadelphia Flyers top offensive trio was comprised of hockey legends Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach. They were active linemates from 1974-1981. During their epic run the Flyers won two Stanley Cups (1974 and 1975), Bobby Clarke won the Hart Trophy and the three players set an NHL record with a combined 141 goals in a season. Leach had 61, Bill Barber had 50 and Bobby Clarke had 30. Although I grew up watching the Legion of Doom and was a HUGE fan during that era, the L-C-B line is the best line in Philadelphia Flyers history.
Bobby Clarke - #16

Reggie Leach - #27

Bill Barber - #7

I pray a future (or current) Philadelphia Flyers line can get added to this list soon! Also, there have been so many other great Flyers line combinations through the years. A couple that deserve to be mentioned are the line of Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell and Ville Leino, a.k.a. "The Redemtion Line" and the line in the 1980's of Brian Propp, Ron Flockhart and Ray Allison. If you can think of some other great Philadelphia Flyers lines let us know! That's all for now...LETS GO FLYERS!!!

by Ryan W. Hughes

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Friday, April 29, 2016

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Win or Lose, Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright Deserves a Ton of Credit

Villanova, a small school in suburban Philadelphia, has become a household name largely due to one man; Jay Wright. As head coach of The Villanova Men's Basketball team since 2001, Jay Wright as made the Villanova Wildcats a fixture in NCAA top 25 rankings and a perennial participant in March Madness, college basketballs ultimate springtime tournament. 
Here is a year by year breakdown of Villanova's season finishes since 2001 when Jay Wright took the reins.
2001-2004: NIT Tournament
Then, after three years, Jay Wright's stamp on the program becomes evident.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Five Sports Quotes to Live Your Life By

"A great shot is when you pull it off, a smart shot is when you don't have the guts to try." - Phil Mickelson

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." - Tommy Lasorda
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey
"Some people dream of success...others stay awake to achieve it." - unknown

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Today in Flyers History, March 9

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Mar 9

DateTo FlyersOther TeamFrom Flyers
9-Mar-76Gary Inness & futures (1977 8th rounder (Pete Peeters), 1977 9th rounder (Tom Bauer), 1977 10th rounder (Rob Nicholson) and 1977 11th rounder (Jim Trainor))Pittsburgh PenguinsBobby Taylor & Ed Van Impe
9-Mar-87Jeff BrubakerEdmonton OilersDom Campedelli
9-Mar-98Roger NeilsonSt.Louis Blues1999 6th Rounder (Tore Vikingstad)
9-Mar-03Claude LapointeNew York Islanders2003 5th Rounder(transferred to Pitts - Evgeni Isakov)
9-Mar-06Denis GauthierPhoenix CoyotesJohn Gratton, Tampa's 2006 2nd rounder (transferred to Det - Shawn Matthias), Florida's 2006 2nd Rounder (transferred to Det - Cory Emmerton)
9-Mar-06Niko DimitrakosSan Jose Sharks2006 3rd Rounder (transferred to CBJ - Tommy Sestito)
29-Mar-76Larry Wright called up
19-Mar-86Craig Berube signed as a free agent
19-Mar-91Scott Sandelin demoted
9-Mar-98Brantt Myhres demoted
9-Mar-98Craig Darby called up
9-Mar-98Neil Little called up
9-Mar-01Kirby Law demoted
19-Mar-02Neil Little demoted
29-Mar-02Neil Little demoted
29-Mar-02Guillaume Lefebvre called up
29-Mar-02Todd Fedoruk called up
9-Mar-04Dennis Seidenberg demoted
9-Mar-04John Slaney called up
19-Mar-04Randy Jones called up
9-Mar-06Randy Jones demoted
9-Mar-06Freddy Meyer demoted
29-Mar-06Ryan Potulny signed (2 yr)
19-Mar-07Ryan Potulny called up
9-Mar-08Stefan Ruzicka demoted
19-Mar-08Michael-Lee Teslak signed as a free agent
19-Mar-08Rob Bellamy signed as a free agent
19-Mar-08Matt Clackson signed as a free agent
29-Mar-08Jon Kalinski signed
29-Mar-09Andreas Nodl called up
19-Mar-10Mike Testwuide signed as a free agent
29-Mar-10Erik Gustafsson signed as a free agent
19-Mar-13Kyle Flanagan signed as a free agent
19-Mar-13Harry Zolnierczyk demoted
29-Mar-13Oliver Lauridsen called up
19-Mar-15Brandon Manning demoted

Regular Season

DateRoad TeamHome TeamResults
9-Mar-69California Golden Seals3@Flyers5boxscore
9-Mar-72Flyers5@Los Angeles Kings3boxscore
9-Mar-74Flyers2@Toronto Maple Leafs1boxscore
9-Mar-75Detroit Red Wings5@Flyers8boxscore
9-Mar-80Edmonton Oilers3@Flyers5boxscore
9-Mar-86Flyers4@New York Rangers1boxscore
9-Mar-92Flyers2@New York Islanders5boxscore
9-Mar-93Flyers2@New York Islanders4boxscore
9-Mar-95Boston Bruins2@Flyers3boxscore
9-Mar-96Flyers2@Boston Bruins3boxscore
9-Mar-97Washington Capitals0@Flyers5boxscore
9-Mar-99Flyers2@New York Islanders2boxscore
9-Mar-00Washington Capitals1@Flyers3boxscore
9-Mar-04Flyers3@New Jersey Devils1boxscore
9-Mar-10New York Islanders2@Flyers3boxscore
9-Mar-13Flyers0@Boston Bruins3boxscore


DatePlayer# ScoreGoalies
9-Mar-72Bill Flett1 Flyers 5 - Los Angeles Kings 3G.Edwards


DateOpponentScoreGoalie #
9-Mar-97vs Washington Capitals5-0Ron Hextall15

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Riding Radko

Radko Gudas had the game of his life Saturday night in a 6-0 Philadelphia Flyers blowout of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He took his game to anohther level (a level that most people didn't know he had in his arsenal). Gudas had 5 points on the entire season going into Saturdays game. He nearly matched that in one night tallying 2 goals and 2 assists on the evening. But that's not even what impressed me the most. Radko played with such passion I said to myself "this is what hockey is and how it's meant to be played". And the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center showed their appreciation by cheering every time he touched the puck and they gave him a standing ovation in the final 2 minutes as he went to the penalty box. It was great. He dished out a ton of hits, he was mixing it up and scrapping with the Blue Jackets every chance he got and even blasted one of his goals from center ice! In an attempt to get Gudas a hat trick, he was put on the power play with about Two minutes left in the game. Gudas never plays on the power play unit. The Blue Jackets were pissed off! I'm assuming they thought the Flyers were trying to rub it in with a 6-0 lead. His bid for a hat trick was immediately cut short when Columbus went after him and he was sent to the penalty box with just over 2 minutes left to play. He had a huge smile on his face sitting in the box with Wayne Simmonds as the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Most important was the outcome of the game. The Flyers desperately need every point they can get and they took 2 points Saturday night on the back of their big Czech defenseman Radko Gudas and I loved every minute of it. It reminded me of why I love hockey and why I love the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Philadelphia Flyers Forgotten

March 4

Philadelphia Flyers Memories

Which Philadelphia Flyers player scored is 1st career NHL goal on a penalty shot?

Answer: Ilkka Sinisalo
What a great name in Flyers history that really brings back memories of the Spectrum and some great moments in the history of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The following is a bio on Sinisalo 's playing career courtesy of Wikipedia.

Which Philadelphia Flyers player scored is 1st career NHL goal on a penalty shot?
Answer: Ilkka Sinisalo

What a great name in Flyers history that really brings back memories of the Spectrum and some great moments in the history of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The following is a very interesting bio on Sinisalo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Sinisalo played in the NHL from 1981–1992, scoring 204 goals and 426 points, mostly with the Flyers. He is ranked the all time most successful goal scorer among the European players in the history of Philadelphia Flyers. He is also ranked the fourth successful Finnish goal scorer in NHL history, which gave him an honor to be member of theFinnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.[2]

When Sinisalo started his ice hockey career in the 1970s, the NHL teams did not scout extensively from Finland. The first Finnish ice hockey player in NHL was Matti Hagman in 1976-77 forBoston Bruins. However, the NHL scouts were so impressed by his talents that they made an exception of hiring him as a free agent after his 1980-81 season in HIFK, SM-Liiga where he scored 27 goals in 36 games. He signed his first NHL contract on February 17, 1981.[3] Sinisalo started his first season with Flyers by making history by scoring his first NHL score against Pittsburgh Penguins. Sinisalo became the first Flyers player to score his first NHL goal on a penalty shot, and the third of five NHL players in history. During the 1984-85 season, Sinisalo become one of theMike Keenan’s most trusted players with 73 points in 70 games, with a +32 rating. 1989-90 was Sinisalo’s last season with Flyers, after which he played one season for Minnesota North Stars and two seasons for Los Angeles Kings.[2]