Meltzer’s Musings: Christmas Hockey and the Flyers

Flyers Christmas Hockey Through the Years

Best wishes for a safe and joyous Christmas to all readers who celebrate the holiday. To those who do not, please enjoy the annual Chinese-food-takeout-and-movie night (or whatever your particular ritual is on this day).

Even if there had not been an NHL lockout this year, today would have been an open date on the schedule. However, it was not alway

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Night Before Xmas; Voracek in Action

Flyers Night Before Christmas 1984

For many years, it was a tradition during Flyers TV broadcasts to air an intermission segment on the final broadcast before Christmas in which that season's players, coaches and other club personnel read the "Night Before Christmas." It was actually via Gene Hart in the 1970s that I first learned the famous poem was written by a man named Clement Clarke Moore

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Meltzer’s Musings: Farm and Europe Updates

Farm Teams Fly into Christmas Break

The Flyers' AHL and ECHL affiliates have heated up heading into the Christmas break. On Saturday night, the Adirondack Phantoms won for the third straight time, while the Trenton Titans won their fourth in a row and fifth in the last six games.

In Bridgeport, CT, the Phantoms built a 3-0 lead over the Sound Tigers and then barely held on for a 3-2 win. Se

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