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MELTZER: The Case for Kimmo

Flyers contributor examines what could be the first European born player in the team's Hall of Fame

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

Who will be the first European player inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame? Defenseman Kimmo Timonen, a five-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner as a Flyer, a five-time NHL All-Star Game selection (twice as a Flyer) and a 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame inductee for his 124-game international junior and men's hockey career with Team Finland could be the leading current candidate.

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MELTZER: Right on the Mark

Hall of Fame week continues with the look at the case for Mark Recchi

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017, Mark Recchi is not currently an inductee in the Flyers Hall of Fame. However, he spent more games in a Flyers uniform (602 regular season matches) than he did for any of the other five NHL teams for whom he played, including the Pittsburgh Penguins (389 games) and Montreal Canadiens (346 games).

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MELTZER: Simon Says...

Flyers contributor continues Hall of Fame week with a look at Simon Gagne's career

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

Flyers contributor Bill Meltzer recently conducted a poll on his personal Twitter page, asking Flyers fans which player they'd most like to see be the next to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame. Among 3,911 respondents, the top vote-getter was Simon Gagne (1,763 votes, 45.6%), followed by Mark Recchi (1,064 votes, 27.2%) and then Rick Tocchet (982 votes, 25.1%).

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MELTZER: The Case for Rick

Hall of Fame week continues with a look at Rick Tocchet

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

On November 5, 2020, two-stint Flyers right winger and current Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet was remotely inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2000. Tocchet is the first Flyers-affiliated inductee in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame who is not yet an inductee in the Flyers Hall of Fame.

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Flyers unveil 'reverse retro' alternate jersey

ADIZERO Authentic jerseys available starting December 1

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers today unveiled their adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO jersey for the 2020-21 season, in conjunction with adidas and the National Hockey League. The leaguewide program involves a Reverse Retro jersey for all 31 teams, the first such program in NHL history, and will see the Flyers wear the jersey at select games during the 20-21 season.

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Flyers Hall of Fame: Future Candidates Abound

Among Flyers Alumni, here are some of the leading candidates for future Flyers Hall of Fame induction

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

Established in 1988, the Flyers Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, executives, and builders who have significantly contributed to the franchise's success. Twenty-five honorees have been inducted. The Flyers Hall has been inactive since the 2016 passing of team co-founder and longtime chairman Ed Snider. At some future point, however, there could be new inductions. 

The current list of inductees is as follows: Bobby Clarke (1988), Bernie Parent (1988), Keith Allen (1989), Bill Barber (1989), Ed Snider (1989), Rick MacLeish (1990), Fred Shero (1990), Barry Ashbee (1991), Gary Dornhoefer (1991), Gene Hart (1992), Reggie Leach (1992), Joe Scott (1993), Ed van Impe (1993), Tim Kerr (1994), Joe Watson (1996), Brian Propp (1999), Mark Howe (2001), Dave Poulin (2004), Ron Hextall (2008), Dave Schultz (2009), John LeClair (2014), Eric Lindros (2014), Eric Desjardins (2015), Rod Brind'Amour (2015), and Jim Watson (2016).

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Big Weekend for 2 Flyers Prospects

Two Flyers prospects had particularly notable performances this past weekend

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

While much of the hockey world awaits the belated start of their respective 2020-21 seasons -- or have begun but are dealing with pandemic-related interruptions -- there are some circuits that have been able to conduct their schedules. Two Flyers prospects had particularly notable performances this past weekend.

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The Frost Report

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

As with scores of fellow hockey players, Flyers prospect Morgan Frost finds himself in an unfamiliar situation amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although he took part in pre-playoffs training camp practices and scrimmages and he was among the Black Aces the Flyers took the Bubble in Toronto, that's not the same thing as playing in a bonafide game. By the time next season starts, he could be 10 to 11 months removed from his last competitive match.

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5 Franchise Records in Reach for Giroux

Here's a look at five all-time statistical marks within reach for Giroux over the next year

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

The pausing and eventual curtailment of the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season, along with the uncertainty over whether National Hockey League teams will be able to have an 82-game 2020-21 season, put on hold many players' quests for single-season or career milestones. It is worth noting, however, that Flyers captain Claude Giroux remains on the cusp of making franchise history on multiple fronts. Here's a look at five all-time statistical marks within reach for Giroux over the next year.

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Flyers Halloween Hockey

Some of the strangest and most memorable games in Flyers history have been played on Halloween

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

It seems fitting that the Orange and Black have historically been driven by the spirit of Halloween in their final game of the month of October. Some of the strangest and most memorable games in team history have been played on Halloween.

Along the way, there have been plenty of treats, as the Flyers have gone 10-5 with three ties, including six games in which the Flyers scored six or more goals. There have a few tricks, too, and not just the hat tricks scored by Simon Nolet (1971) and Kevin Dineen (1993) or a six-point game recorded by Clarke (1976).

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