Holmgren has arranged for Sbisa to live with a local woman, who, over the years, has become the unofficial housemother for some of the younger Flyers.
Former Flyers Maxime Ouellet, Justin Williams and Todd Fedoruk also lived with her. Sbisa will move in with her - she lives about four miles from the team's practice rink in Voorhees, Camden County - when he finalizes the purchase of a car this week.
"She's a principal or a vice principal at a high school near here, so she's used to dealing with kids that age," Holmgren said.
I've heard she works at Sterling High School in Somerdale NJ. Which is 5 mins away from the skate zone.
Swiss family Sbisa celebrates Christmas with Flyers
By Sam Carchidi
Inquirer Staff Writer
They are a little more than 4,000 miles away from their home in Switzerland and temporarily living in a Center City hotel. Their Christmas tree is, well, not exactly the type you'll see in It's a Wonderful Life.
The tree is about as big as a paper cup and is supposed to magically grow when given some water.
"It was this big," said Isabella Sbisa, the mother of Philadelphia's most popular 18-year-old athlete, Flyers defenseman Luca Sbisa, "and now it's up to this."
She expanded her fingers from two to four inches.
Isabella Sbisa sat in the Flyers' family room, nestled off a long hallway in the innards of the Wachovia Center, as she ate breakfast the other day with her husband, Massimo, and 20-year-old daughter, Chiara.
The forehead to chin ratio is definitely a little out of whack, but I still think she's quite pretty. I'm more sober right now than last night when I first saw that picture, but I certainly don't think she's "manly".