RIP Rabbit -- Ex-Flyer Ross Lonsberry has passed away
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05-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
I loved Ross and IMO the deal that brought him and Cowboy Bill Flett here from LA was the final tweaking of the team, short of Bernie returning... It set the two lines and propelled the team to the next level. Lonsberry was everything that could be expected on the team and was a 'Team Player' to the hilt, doing whatever was needed of him. He was fast and added that dimension to the team. He was an unheralded piece of the Championship Teams that never got his due respect out side of diehard core fans who saw him play game in/game out. He was one of my favorite Flyers of the time.
I remember him as Roscoe Rabbit... The Rabbit nickname went along with the other animal nicknames that were popular on the team at that time... along with The Hound, Arnie the Pig, Hawk, Big Bird, etc.
It is a shame to see another Flyers hero pass... R.I.P., Ross... you will forever be in the hearts of those who saw you play in Philly.
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