#88 To the Rafters! (Chet’s Take, 1-18-18)

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Five Philadelphia Flyers have had their number retired – the #1 jersey worn by Bernie Parent, Mark Howe’s #2, Barry Ashbee’s #4, Bill Barber’s #7 and Bobby Clarke’s #16. Thursday evening, a sixth number will be formally retired and raised to the rafters – the #88 worn by 2016 Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros. It will be a special …

Busy Year For Philly Pressbox Radio (Chet’s Take, 1-4-18)

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A new year is under way, and it’s a pretty exciting time on the Philadelphia sports scene, with the Eagles heading to the postseason as the NFC’s No. 1 seed, the 76ers, Flyers and Phillies all heading in a positive direction thanks to some exciting young stars, and Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats again among the favorites to make it to …

Honors for ‘Nova, Lindros and Lyon (Chet’s Take, 2-8-17)

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In between an early-morning Friday trek to Wing Bowl 25 and watching that fantastic Super Bowl LI Sunday evening, I had the opportunity to attend the 113th Annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, and it was quite a memorable night. For one thing, it was an opportunity to say hello (in person) …

A NEEDED BREAK FOR FLYERS (CHET’S TAKE, 1/18/17)

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Admit it: You didn’t know there was such a thing as a bye week in the NHL. (Guilty as charged on this end.) It turns out the five-day “bye week” was part of the most recent negotiation with the NHL Players’ Association. Anyway, the break arrived at the perfect time for a Flyers team that has struggled mightily in recent …