Jun 292011
Flyers Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe

Flyers Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe

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Former Flyer Howe elected to Hall of Fame

June 29 CSN Philly:

Mark Howe was preparing to trim some bushes outside his home in Jackson, NJ when the phone rang.  Howe didn’t recognize the Caller ID, so he didn’t pick up. Then, he saw a call from his secretary with the Detroit Red Wings. She told Howe someone in Toronto was trying to reach him.  It was Pat Quinn, Jim Gregory and Bill Hay from the Hockey Hall of Fame. They were calling to tell the Flyers’ elite, puck-moving defenseman that he’d be voted into the Hall.

Can Flyers compete in Stamkos sweepstakes?

June 29 CSN Philly:

The Steven Stamkos saga took an interesting turn on Tuesday.  For the first time since the Flyers made their blockbuster deals to trade Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, the club discussed Stamkos’ situation in Tampa Bay.  There are widespread reports that the Flyers will be among teams that intend to submit a restricted free agent offer sheet for the Tampa Bay Lightning center on Friday – if he doesn’t re-sign by then.

New Flyers arrive in Philly with big skates to fill

June 29 CSN Philly:

Jakub Voracek wasn’t alone when he entered the packed press conference and stepped up onto the podium. The newly acquired winger, who came to Philadelphia from Columbus in exchange for Jeff Carter, wasn’t even the only new Flyer meeting the media for the first time.  But still, he was a little intimidated.  After all, it’s different in Columbus, where the press corps is comparably small and the attendance at games is thousands less.

Shero snubbed again by Hall of Fame

June 29 CSN Philly columnist Jay Greenberg:

Mark Howe finally is what the players who played with him on three of the best teams to never win a Stanley Cup believed all along: A Hall of Famer. So Tuesday was splendid for the Flyers.  Their best defenseman ever has been elevated to forever, finally getting the ultimate recognition he deserved, leaving one huge oversight corrected and one even bigger one to go.

Flyers don’t expect trades to cause offensive struggles

June 29 Camden Courier-Post:

Paul Holmgren is a lot like you. He sees the vacuum he created by trading the 60-plus goals Jeff Carter and Mike Richards regularly produced and he wonders from where all that offense will come.  “Internally, we also wonder if we’re going to score like we have in the past,” Holmgren said Tuesday at a news conference introducing newcomers Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn. “And I truly believe we will because of the guys we have.”

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