#8: Flyers @ Blue Jackets - Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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10-26-2010, 12:08 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Audubon, NJ
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The Broad Street Bullies won that way, SO CAN WE!
...Seriously, though. People in this organization fail to realize that big, physical players are only helpful when they can also play.
Also, what's with the whole retired jersey celebrations? Is there an anniversary or something, or are we just randomly celebrating our past greats? I didn't know we were the Habs. It seems so random and arbitrary, and I feel like it's symptomatic of the whole Flyers mentality. Let's keep worshiping our past and hopping that, one day, the same mentality that worked over 35 years ago will pay off again...
A few things. First, the Flyers are giving away the banners that used to hang in the Spectrum. The ones in the WF Center are replicas. The family of Barry Ashbee is getting the one that is no longer needed in the soon-to-be-demolished Spectrum. I imagine the other banners (Clarke, Parent, and Barber) will be given to the former players themselves.
Second, the mentality that Keith Allen, GM of the Stanley Cup-winning teams, was NOT to build a team of goons - it was to build the team from the goalie out. The mentality of toughness was Snider's after the Blues manhandled the Flyers in the playoffs in 1968 & 1969. People too often forget that the Flyers' toughest players were capable of scoring as well. It was Shero who said (paraphrased), "If you can't beat 'em in the alley, you can't beat 'em on the ice." However, what Clarke and Holmgren need to remember is that it was Parent that anchored that team's chances to win. Heck, even Stephenson was a great goalie (beat the Soviets) and Favell was no slouch.
Third, if the fans and front office could remember HOW they won (outworking other teams with muscle and effort; stellar goalie), things would be more peaceful amongst the Flyers' fanbase.
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