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02-09-2011, 12:00 PM
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Flyers that come to mind when you hear a number?

Saw this and though it was interesting. I only posted the number I found interesting.

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Earlier today, my brother and I were talking. And, as usually happens at some point in our conversations, the topic turned to hockey. More specifically, the Philadelphia Flyers. My brother pondered, that if you created a list of numbers, what players would you associate with each number? And how would the names attached to those numbers change across the generations of Flyers fans. For the record, my brother and I are separated by 8 years. I’m curious to see how his answers differ from my own.

Now it must be noted that this is not a list that will rank the best players to wear a particular number. Rather, this is a sort of word association of the Flyers all time roster. Some names are constants, others may be remembered infamously, but all of them will be sure to move the conversation forward.

So, without further adieu. Here is my list:

2- Mark Howe- Arguably the best defenseman to put on a Flyers sweater.

3- Gord Murphy- Maybe not a household name. But Murphy was a steady defenseman on some bad Flyers teams.

4- Barry Ashbee- Maybe better remembered by younger generations for his eye injury and being the reason for the annual Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival.

5- Kerry Huffman- I spent much of my pre-teen years wondering why he was so highly touted. Huffman might be best remembered as one of the players involved in the 1992 Eric Lindros trade.

24- Derrick Smith- Again, just a player that stood out from my childhood.

30- Bruce Hoffort- OK. I know this is obscure. Back in 1991, on a family trip to see the Flyers play in Quebec, I was able to get onto the Flyers bench during practice and secure Hoffort’s game stick. When I approached him to autograph it, he explained that it was his game stick and that he would need it back. He returned to the locker room and emerged moments later with a new stick, which he signed for me. I still have the stick.

35- Sergei Bobrovsky- In 2010, it finally seems the Flyers have resolved their seemingly endless goaltender search.
A ton more players are listed 1-37.

http://www.thehockeyherald.com/?p=3618

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02-09-2011, 12:03 PM
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Meh. The list is pretty much exactly who you would expect.

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02-09-2011, 12:09 PM
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#17 is berube for me.
#6 fred arthur
#3 wilson
#29 cochran

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02-09-2011, 12:13 PM
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5-Coburn
6-Therien
8-Recchi
10-LeClair
16-Clarke
17-Brindy
18-Richie
19-Renberg
20-Jones and Pronger
37-Rico
44-Niinima (don't know why, but it does) and Kimmo
88-Lindros
97-Roenik

These are the names that come to my mind. They aren't the greatest players on the flyers with that number

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02-09-2011, 12:20 PM
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I got myself a system for memorizing short numbers by substituting them with players numbers.
E.g. one of my pin numbers is LeClair-Briere
My social security numbers Timonen-Hextall.

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02-09-2011, 12:31 PM
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I think of Recchi with 8 all the time. Him, Cal Ripken, and Jim Eisenreich. Dan McGillis with 3 for some reason, probably because I was little during that game he had his foot broken and still finished. I'll always think of Boucher with 33 because, again, I was real young when he lit the world on fire his first go-round here. Gagne will always be 12 to me, and it still weirds me out seeing him in a Lightning jersey.

When all is said and done and we're on the next generation of Flyers, I'll probably associate a lot of numbers with this team just because of the way they've come together the last few years (and what they'll hopefully do).

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02-09-2011, 01:13 PM
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#17 is berube for me.
#6 fred arthur
#3 wilson
#29 cochran
Not even Brind'Amour? You should be ashamed.

Brindy is top of my list by a country mile.

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10-LeClair
11-Betts
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10 will always forever be LeClair.

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02-09-2011, 01:52 PM
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Numbers 1, 4, 7, 16 & 31 are pretty obvious.

2 - Howe, Yushkevich & Hatcher
3 - Galley
5 - Johnsson
6 - Therien
8 - Recchi
9 - Zubrus
10 - LeClair
11 - Dineen
12 - Gagne
13 - Carcillo (? - nothing really rings a bell)
14 - Laperriere
15 - Dimitrakos (?)
17 - Brind'Amour & Carter
18 - Fedyk & Richards
19 - MacLeish & Renberg
20 - Jones & Pronger
21 - Forsberg
22 - Knuble
23 - Svoboda
24 - Kapanen
25 - Podein & Primeau
26 - Handzus
27 - Hextall
28 - Duchesne & Giroux
29 - Otto
30 - Soderstrom
32 - Cechmanek (?)
33 - Roussel & Boucher
34 - Vanbiesbrouck
35 - Bobrovsky
36 - Powe (?)
37 - Desjardins
41 - Meszaros
42 - Beranek
43 - Biron
44 - Timonen
45 - Asham
48 - Briere
49 - Savage (shudder)
55 - Markov
61 - York (shudder)
77 - Coffey
87 - Brashear
88 - Lindros
92 - Tocchet
93 - Zherdev
97 - Roenick


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02-09-2011, 01:54 PM
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I stopped at 45, as the next several had me blanking out other than Briere at 48. As a frame of reference, I'm 27 years old...

1 - Bernie Parent

2 - Mark Howe

3 - Gord Murphy

4 - Barry Ashbee

5 - Braydon Coburn

6 - Chris Therien

7 - Bill Barber

8 - Mark Recchi

9 - Pelle Eklund/Scottie Upshall

10 - John Leclair

11 - Kevin Dineen

12 - Tim Kerr

13 - Dan Carcillo

14 - Ron Sutter

15 - Joffrey Lupul

16 - Bobby Clarke

17 - Rod Brind'Amour

18 - Mike Richards

19 - Scott Hartnell

20 - Dave Poulin/Trent Klatt

21 - Dave Brown

22 - Rick Tocchet

23 - Andrei Lomakin

24 - Derrick Smith

25 - Keith Primeau/Shjon Podein

26 - Brian Propp

27 - Ron Hextall

28 - Kent Manderville

29 - Joel Otto

30 - Antero Niittymaki

31 - Pelle Lindbergh

32 - Murray Craven

33 - Pete Peeters

34 - Jim Dowd

35 - Ken Wregget

36 - Darroll Powe/Jaroslav Modry....Modry, yikes

37 - Eric Desjardins

38 - ?

39 - Marty Murray

40 - Aris Brimanis

41 - Andrew Alberts/Andrej Meszaros....I also happen to think these two resemble each other a bit. They also have a similar size and stature out on the ice, and even a somewhat similar skating style.

42 - Josef Beranek

43 - Martin Biron

44 - Kimmo Timonen

45 - Arron Asham


edit: ok, I cheated. I didn't have Powe originally at 36, only Modry...but after posting I scrolled up to CF88's list and saw Powe and puched myself in the face. How could Powe not jump to mind immediately when he is already one of my all-time favorite Flyers? Wtf. Anyway, he has to be on the list.

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Rats, forgot Asham.

I'm disappointed in your #40 choice, CBL.

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I got myself a system for memorizing short numbers by substituting them with players numbers.
E.g. one of my pin numbers is LeClair-Briere
My social security numbers Timonen-Hextall.
I do that as well. I thought I was the only one.

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Rats, forgot Asham.

I'm disappointed in your #40 choice, CBL.
Haha, well he had to go and screw everything up by wearing 10 for a period of time too. Still though, you're right, he should take priority on 40, and even on 10.

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I got myself a system for memorizing short numbers by substituting them with players numbers.
E.g. one of my pin numbers is LeClair-Briere
My social security numbers Timonen-Hextall.
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I do that as well. I thought I was the only one.

haha my yard shed lock combo# is Recchi/LeClair/Gagne ... So I am not alone in my madness, huh.

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The only ones that stick out to me were Lindros, Rod the Bod and for some reason whenever I see 14 I always remember Craig MacTavish and his lidless head.

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You mean you don't think Stefan Ruzicka?

Edit: Not letting me quote, but I meant about seeing 14.

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88 definitely

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How can some of you people not have Pat Falloon at #15?!?!?

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Flyers fan since 1991, when I was 14 and living in New York

2 - Howe

3 - Murphy

5 - Huffman

6 - Chychrun

8 - Recchi

9 - Eklund

10 - Leclair

11 - Dineen

12 - Gagne

13 - Carcillo

14 - Sutter

15 - Dupre

17 - Brind'Amour

18 - Richards

19 - Renberg

20 - Dineen (again)

21 - BROWN

22 - Tocchet

23 - Lomakin

24 - Derrick Smith

25 - Acton

26 - Kapanen

27 - HEXTALL

28 - Samuelsson

29 - Carkner

30 - Soderstrom

32 - Craven

33 - Roussel

34 - Vanbiesbrouck

35 - Wregget

36 - Powe

37 - Desjardins

41 - Mark Pederson

42 - Beranek

43 - Horacek

44 - Niinimaa

45 - Al Conroy

47 - Brad Jones (scored only goal in a 1-0 Hextall shutout in SJ in early 90's)

48 - Briere

49 - Leighton

55 - Gratton

77 - Coffey

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Whenever I see grilled cheese I think of Giroux.

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For a while, 14 was considered a jinxed number, something like five players had been released, traded or demoted in about a year's time (early 90s).

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5- Michael Leighton as in Michael "5 hole" Leighton

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1 - Bernie Parent

2 - Derian Hatcher

3 - Dan Mcgillis

4 - Barry Ashbee

5 - Braydon Coburn

6 - Chris Therien

7 - Bill Barber

8 - Mark Recchi

9 - Scottie Upshall

10 - John Leclair

11 - Tony Amonte

12 - Simon Gagne

13 - Dan Carcillo

14 - Ian Lapperiere

15 - Nikolai Dimitrakos

16 - Bobby Clarke

17 - Rod Brind'Amour

18 - Mike Richards

19 - Scott Hartnell

20 - Dave Poulin

21 - Peter Forsberg

22 - Rick Tocchet

23 - Alex Zhamnov

24 - Sami Kapenen

25 - Keith Primeau

26 - Ruslan Fedetenko

27 - Ron Hextall

28 - Claude Giroux

29 - Todd Fedoruk

30 - Antero Niittymaki

31 - Pelle Lindbergh

32 - Roman Cechmanek

33 - Brian Boucher

34 - Jim Dowd

35 - Ken Wregget

36 - Darroll Powe

37 - Eric Desjardins

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Man... all these numbers... all these memories. Outside of Gagne, I still probably miss Desjardins the most.

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1 - Bernie Parent
2 - Mark Howe
3 - Mike Rathje
4 - Barry Ashbee
5 - Braydon Coburn
6 - Chris Therien
7 - Bill Barber
8 - Mark Recchi
9 - Scottie Upshall
10 - John Leclair
11 - Tony Amonte
12 - Simon Gagne
13 - Dan Carcillo
14 - Niko Dimitrakos
15 - Joffrey Lupul
16 - Bobby Clarke
17 - Jeff Carter
18 - Mike Richards
19 - Scott Hartnell
20 - Chris Pronger
21 - Peter Forsberg
22 - Mike Knuble
23 - Denis Gauthier
24 - Sami Kapanen
25 - Keith Primeau
26 - Brian Propp
27 - Dmitri Afanasenkov (for some reason?)
28 - Claude Giroux
29 - Todd Fedoruk
30 - Antero Niittymaki
31 - Pelle Lindbergh
32 - Roman Cechmanek
33 - Brian Boucher
34 - Jim Dowd
35 - Sergei Bobrovsky
36 - Darroll Powe
37 - Eric Desjardins
38 - Nobody
39 - Marty Murray
40 - David Sloane
41 - Andrej Meszaros
42 - Robert Esche
43 - Martin Biron
44 - Kimmo Timonen
45 - Arron Asham

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