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Once a Flyer, Always a Flyer

NOTE: This article is republished courtesy of HockeyBuzz.com. Marsh1Longtime Flyers defenseman Brad Marsh blogs weekly for the site. His other writings can be found at http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blogger_archive.php?blogger_id=197.
 
By Brad Marsh
 
Over the past week, I have played in five Alumni charity hockey games. It was a blast! Although I am very stiff and sore this morning it was very much worth it, as I have said many times in my blogs, it is always great to see some old teammates again.
 
I am proud to have worn the sweaters of five NHL teams (six, if you count the Atlanta and Calgary Flames separately, which I do because the atmospheres were as different as could be and it required one of my many residential moves). Each and every day in the NHL was a privilege and I have good memories of everywhere I played. It didn't matter to me where I was playing, so long as I had a job in the League! 
 
However, the lengthiest span of my career was spent with the Philadelphia Flyers. I spent 514 of my 1,086 NHL games in Philly. I played 66 of my career 97 playoff games as a Flyer, and went to the Stanley Cup Finals twice (1985 and 1987). My wife's side of the family is from South Jersey. My oldest son, Erik, is named for my late teammate, Per-Erik "Pelle" Lindbergh and he is still a Flyers fan at heart to this day.

Alumni Assist St. Francis Inn With Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Francis 2Continuing what has become an annual tradition of helping the less fortunate over the holidays, members of the Flyers Alumni Association traveled to St Francis Inn in Kensington on Nov. 24 to drop off a truckload of food to assist the organization for Thanksgiving. The Alumni and volunteers loaded up the truck at Sysco Foods in South Philadelphia and then delivered it to St. Francis Inn.

 
"We are glad to do it each year," said Flyers ambassador Bob Kelly. "It's always been part of the spirit of the Flyers and the Flyers Alumni to help others out, especially during the holidays, which can be a tough time of year for some people."

Flyers Alumni Remember Pat Quinn

By Bill Meltzer

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The entire hockey world was saddened to learn of the passing of former NHL player, coach and general manager Pat Quinn today at the age of 71.  A big and physical defenseman in his NHL playing days, Quinn had a sharp mind for the game that enabled him to make the successful transition to coaching.

Over the course of a prolific coaching career that took him through Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton, the native of Hamilton, Ont., gained the reputation as a tough but fair coach with a knack for getting the best out of his players.  Off the ice, he was a well-respected family man with a kind heart.


“This truly is a sad day for the hockey world,” said Flyers president Paul Holmgren, who played for Quinn during Quinn’s tenure as Flyers head coach.  “Pat Quinn was one of the most respected people in our business. A players coach at heart, his innovative systems and love of the game made it a delight for all who had the honor of playing for him and working with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s wife Sandra, his daughters Valerie and Callie and the entire Quinn family at this difficult time.”

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Flyers Showed Foresight in Forsberg Selection in '91

By Bill Meltzer

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Earlier this week, Peter Forsberg was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Although the Swedish center will always beprimarily associated with the Colorado Avalanche, the Philadelphia Flyers played a major role in Forsberg's story at two crucial junctures of his career.
 
Forsberg's career was so brilliant that it is easily forget that the Flyers saw something truly special in Forsberg a full year before the rest of the NHL. When the rest of the NHL and draft pundits had Forsberg pegged as a solid-but-unspectacular prospect, Flyers scouts Inge Hammarstrom and Bill Dineen saw Forsberg as a potential franchise player.
 
In the weeks leading up to the 1991 NHL Draft, the Hockey News, which bases its Draft Preview Rankings on discussions with a cross-section of scouts from around the NHL, had Forsberg rated 25th overall.