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02-25-2011, 04:08 PM
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I think the bigger question is whether or not to just get it over with and retire # 28 right now, or wait 15-20 years.
And 18 while we're at it.

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02-25-2011, 04:52 PM
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As far as the numbers being retired, too many others are already identifed with some of the numbers being mentioned? Was Leclair really the best player to wear #10? I'm not sure if LeClair was mentioned as a joke, but I can't imagine retiring his number, atleast not for him. Same with Hextall. Was Hexy really the best #27? If you answered yes to these examples, you may not be too well versed on Flyer history. The numbers that should be retired, have been retired. Howe was a great player, but I can't see his number hanging from our rafters. Every all-star doesn't get their number retired. There have to be many factors weighed in the equation. Players who have their numbers retired should really be the epitome and major identity of an organization for a substantial period of time, and have achieved the greatest level of success during their tenure with the team. Nobody ever wore 16 after Clarke. Nobody ever wore 1 after Bernie. Only in Barber did they make the mistake of having his number tainted. With the exception of Barry Ashbee, who played 14 games for the Bruins before coming to the Flyers, all of the Flyers retired numbers are from players who were drafted by the Flyers, ended their playing career as a Flyer, and stayed with the organization after retirement. And, I should add, achieved great levels of success with and for the Flyers organization during their tenure.
Parent was Boston property for a couple of seasons prior to being snatched up by the Flyers in the expansion draft.


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02-25-2011, 06:06 PM
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no to retiring #88 but he should be in the Flyers Hall of Fame. Only number that should be up there, along with the 4 up there already, is #2 for Mark Howe

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02-25-2011, 06:25 PM
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no to retiring #88 but he should be in the Flyers Hall of Fame. Only number that should be up there, along with the 4 up there already, is #2 for Mark Howe
It's actually a disgrace that Mark Howe isn't in the Hockey Hall Of Fame. A lot of people don't realize he had a splendid career and won two championships in the very underrated WHA. Looking at his entire major league pro career, Mark Howe was an All Star at two positions, LW and D . . . how many players can say that?, scoring 1246 points and was a +554!

http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/h/howema02.html

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02-25-2011, 07:25 PM
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No, they shouldn't retire 88. F Lindros.

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02-25-2011, 08:01 PM
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Parent was Boston property for a couple of seasons prior to being snatched up by the Flyers in the expansion draft.
Expansion draft, yes, but still drafted by the Flyers, and an original Flyer nonetheless.

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02-25-2011, 08:02 PM
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Pronger in his prime? Sure. Pronger now... nowhere near as good as Howe was in his prime here.
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02-25-2011, 08:03 PM
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no to retiring #88 but he should be in the Flyers Hall of Fame. Only number that should be up there, along with the 4 up there already, is #2 for Mark Howe
Well said.

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02-25-2011, 08:11 PM
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no to retiring #88 but he should be in the Flyers Hall of Fame. Only number that should be up there, along with the 4 up there already, is #2 for Mark Howe
Just as LeClair's success was due in large part to Lindros, Howe's success was due in large part to Brad McCrimmon. Okay, maybe not, I was just always a McCrimmon fan. But they were a great defensive duo together .

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02-25-2011, 08:28 PM
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Parent was Boston property for a couple of seasons prior to being snatched up by the Flyers in the expansion draft.
Alot of people don't know/remember we traded him to the Maple Leafs and played for them from 70-72, then one year in the WHA before coming back in '73. He was not a career Flyer.

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02-25-2011, 08:40 PM
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Alot of people don't know/remember we traded him to the Maple Leafs and played for them from 70-72, then one year in the WHA before coming back in '73. He was not a career Flyer.
Wow, holy cow! I don't think I ever knew that. How embarrassing! How could I have not known that? Good info. There goes my standard.

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02-25-2011, 09:56 PM
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Just as LeClair's success was due in large part to Lindros, Howe's success was due in large part to Brad McCrimmon. Okay, maybe not, I was just always a McCrimmon fan. But they were a great defensive duo together .
I don't blame you. McCrimmon was a beast. By far the best defensive duo is Flyers history. Clarke's worst trade and even he'll say that.

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