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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on July 1, 2013 at 7:24 am

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I was traded to the Flyers for a future Hall of Famer and I was traded away by the Flyers in the biggest trade in Flyers history that likely involved another future Hall of Famer? Do you know who I am?  As a bonus, do you know who the first Hall of Famer was that the Flyers traded to get me and second do you know who the future Hall of Famer was that I was packaged up with?

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Which Philly Non-Hall of Famer Has Meant the Most to the City?

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies on June 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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My buddies and I are sitting around enjoying a couple cold beverages and talking Philly sports. What else is better than that? The following question led to some great debate.

 What Philadelphia Non – Hall of Famer has had the greatest impact on sports in the city?

 There were many names bounced back and forth, we tried to come up with one from each sport but it was awful hard to do so we agreed to settle on a few. We also talked about non-players like coaches, broadcasters, owners and general managers.

 Now keep in mind that nearly everyones favorites are the HOF guys who are the best players, but this discussion/argument eliminates Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Harry Kalas, Dr J, Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain, Steve VanBuren, Chuck Bednarik, Reggie White, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Ed Snider. You get the point.

 The discussion left us with 4 Non – Hall of Fame men that we felt had the greatest impact on Philadelphia sports over their careers. Note, many may feel that Brian Dawkins may be on this list but we felt he was too current and he will be a Hall of Famer.

 Dick Vermeil – Vermeil turned the Eagles from losers to winners and took them to the Super Bowl. The Eagles franchise, for the most part, has been above average ever since. It’s safe to say Vermeil turned Philadelphia in to a football town.

 Dave Schultz – “The Hammer” of the Broad Street Bullies. Schultz brought the toughness to Philadelphia that has become the trademark of the city. He is still revered in the city while the Flyers have been one of the most consistently successful franchises since the arrival of “The Hammer”.

 Pete Rose – We may be sneaking this one in since Pete should be in the Hall of Fame as a player. He taught the Phillies how to win like no one else. Without him the World Series championship of 1980 doesn’t happen. To this day Philadelphia fans are looking for the “Pete Rose kinda guy” that will kick teammates butts and get the most out of them.

 Paul Owens – This was an interesting name, however, when you look at the facts you can’t argue that he belongs. Owens built the Phillies farm system by drafting Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Bob Boone and Larry Bowa. He traded to get Tug McGraw, Garry Maddox and Bake McBride and pulled off the free agent signing of Pete Rose. Many forget that he made himself the manager in the middle of the 1983 season and led the “Wheez Kids” to the World Series. He was a member of the Phillies organization in some capacity from 1957 until his death in 2003.

 There you have our 4. I’d like to say that’s all the beverages we had to come up with that list.

 We’ve set up a poll to get your vote. Feel free to add the names of those that we missed. Click “other” in the vote box and add your choice by clicking on the “Respond” tab at the bottom and typing in your choice. Feel free to give your reasoning as well.

So who did I vote for?

 My vote goes to Dave Schultz.

 The toughness attitude that Schultz brought to Philadelphia is now known around the country and created the blue collar and tough guy attitude that the City of Philadelphia is know for. That attitude is being carried in to its 3rd generation. It’s carried in day-to-day life as well as by the fans of the other sports in the city. “The Hammer” gets my vote!!

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on June 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

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On February 13, 1973 against the New York Islanders I became the first Flyer in team history to score 4 goals in one game in our 8-2 victory. We were actually behind 2-0 after the 1st period and scored 8 unanswered goals. I scored 3 of my goals in the 2nd period and one in the 3rd. Two were on the power play and two were even strength. Do you know who I am?

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on June 17, 2013 at 8:21 am

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On April 26, 1997 against the Pittsburgh Penguins I accomplished a feat that set two NHL Playoff records that still stand, Most Shorthanded Goals in One Playoff Game and Most Shorthanded Goals in One Playoff Period. Do you know who I am and how many “shorties” I scored??

 

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Philly Pressbox Milestone – 15,000 Views

In Penn State Football, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, The Word of the Day, Trivia on June 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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Philly Pressbox reached another milestone yesterday when our site https://phillypressbox.wordpress.com passed the 15,000 view mark on our writings. We would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to read our material. We enjoy talking all Philly and Penn State sports as well as our very popular inspirational Word of the Day. We’ve recently added the daily Philly sports and PSU Football trivia that people seem to really like. You can go to the “ARCHIVES” section on the site and see all of our writings in the files. Feel free to click “FOLLOW” and receive our writings directly to your email.

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on June 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

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I once had 6 hat tricks in one saeson including the playoffs. I had 4 goals in 4 of those 6 games. Interestingly 3 of the hat tricks came against the Washington Capitals. Do you know who I am?

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on June 3, 2013 at 7:48 am

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I played 11 seasons in the NHL, totaling 764 games, all but 11 of them were with the Flyers. Although I rank #4 on the Flyers list of games played in a career I have played more games than any other defenseman in Flyers history. Do you know who I am?

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on May 27, 2013 at 6:27 am

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As a member of the Flyers 1975 Stanley Cup championship team it marked the 5th time that my name was engraved on the cup, do you know who I am?

 
 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on May 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

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As Flyers what do Dave Schultz, Don Saleski and Matt Carle have in common? 

 

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Flyers Profile – 1st Pick, Scott Laughton

In Philadelphia Flyers on June 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Lets get to know the Philadelphia Flyers 2012 – 1st round draft choice, Scott Laughton. Laughton stands 6’0” and weighs a light 177 pounds. He turned 18 years old May 30.  He is a native of Oakville, Ontario.

Laughton began his career in 2009-10 with the Toronto Marlboros where he scored 55 goals and 95 points in 72 games, while accumulating 109 penalty minutes.

Following the 2009-10 season Laughton was drafted 3rd overall in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection by the Oshawa Generals. In 2010-11, Scott scored 12 goals and added 11 assists in 63 games. He added 58 penalty minutes. As a 17- year old in 2011-12 Laughton stepped up his game. He scored 21 goals and added 32 assists in 64 games with 101 penalty minutes.

 Oshawa Generals General Manager Jeff Twohey said, “We are very pleased for Scott and proud of him for what he has accomplished, both today at the draft and in his career so far. He is a talented player who works hard for everything he achieves. He will be a significant element in the Generals leadership core and future success. Scott is a good combination of skill and grit, he competes hard at both ends of the ice and there are few players that work as hard as Scott, both offensively and defensively,”

There seems to be two different expert opinions regarding Laughton. The first is this, “regarded as a great two-way forward with a quick and accurate slap shot. Laughton has good offensive instincts and he is strong with his defensive positioning. To be a competitive player at the next level, Laughton needs to bulk up and improve his skating. His game is comparable to Mike Richards and Brad Marchand.”

The second opinion from an unidentified scout makes Laughton sound like nothing more than a 3rd line player. “Laughton is a high character player who is willing to do whatever it takes to win. He’s slightly undersized but he’s a smart player who gets in the right position in the offensive end. He tends to look to distribute too often instead of trusting his shot. He is a tough player who is willing to drop the gloves to energize his team. His skating needs some improvement as he lacks the speed to separate from defenders. Laughton can be trusted in the defensive zone since he has a good understanding of positioning. He may not become a consistent scorer at the next level, but he projects to be a solid two-way forward if he can add some bulk, which should help the Flyers shut down the opposition when he’s ready to make the jump to the NHL.”

The expectations seem to be that Laughton will need to spend some time in the minors before making the Flyers. The hope here is that he develops in to the player that warrants being selected #20 in the draft. Of everything we’ve seen, and heard, on Scott, the thing we’re the most impressed with is part of the quote above, “Laughton is a high character player who is willing to do whatever it takes to win.” I’ll take a team full of players like that any day.

Welcome to the Flyers Scott Laughton.

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