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ICYMI: Recap of Flyers 2015-16 Promotional Schedule

July 1st, 2015 by Joe Buscemi | Comments Off on ICYMI: Recap of Flyers 2015-16 Promotional Schedule | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, TalkSportsPhilly

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Last year was a special year in Flyers history. John LeClair, Eric Lindros, and Eric Deshardins, three members of the “Legion of Doom” era, were inducted into the Flyers hall of fame. If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s you knew just how nostalgic those ceremonies felt and how well deserved they were. Each of them played a critical role in the success that brought the Flyers to many memorable playoff appearances including the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.

It looks as though the Flyers are going to keep the party going with a few ceremonies that will have fans feeling quite special this year as well. On October 14th vs. the Blackhawks, the organization will honor Kimmo Timonen’s retirement, which many have phrased as a storybook ending.

Even though he did not hoist the cup with the Flyers, Kimmo went through quite a lot prior to this past season, when he was diagnosed with blood clots in both of his lungs back in August, causing a health scare and uncertainty to his playing days. Kimmo is an example of the phrase “hard work pays off” and nothing is more important than having a positive outlook despite life’s obstacles. I can only imagine the kind of reaction he will get from the fans that night.

The Flyers have also inducted Rod Brind’Amour and Jim Waton into this year’s hall of fame class. Each player was also very much loved during their respective stints with the organization.

“Brindy” was quite an asset to that Legion of Doom team on and off the ice.  He wound up recording 235 goals and 366 assists for a total of 601 points. He ranks 10th overall in goals in Flyers history and 4th overall among centers.

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