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08-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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Sparkling? No, I don't. Who has a sparkling memory of 13 years ago?
Was I obsessed with that team, and am still almost embarrassed to see Phantoms stickers on random stuff from when I was a kid? Absolutely. The Phantoms' inaugural season was special for me. I think I was too young to realize that it was
an AHL team.
I had never experienced a championship as a Philly sports fan. I remember the first game of that season, all the rest I went to, and that Calder Cup run pretty damn clearly.
I didn't grow up watching football, played baseball but the Phillies weren't great, and never cared for NBA basketball. It was nothing but Flyers and Phantoms for me growing up.
Well, I remember that Phantoms team pretty well and the teams around em pretty well, and they were a lot better than you are giving em credit for. No, not stacked with future NHLers, but you don't need to be to be very good. Peter White had far better AHL seasons than many a future NHL player.
I mean, would you request serious analysis today from a 10 year old on much of anything?
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