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Flyer Lives: Philadelphia Hockey Greats Share Their Personal Stories

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Stretching back to the team?s birth in the National Hockey League expansion of 1967, this record follows the Philadelphia Flyers? story, starting with the rabid fan base they built during their ?Broad Street Bullies? era of the 1970s. The hard-charging Bullies? back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975 are documented, and the team?s status as a perennial contender is illustrated through their 34 playoff appearances. Penned by charismatic superstar and team manager Bobby Clarke?s own daughter Jakki, this...

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Overview

Stretching back to the team’s birth in the National Hockey League expansion of 1967, this record follows the Philadelphia Flyers’ story, starting with the rabid fan base they built during their “Broad Street Bullies” era of the 1970s. The hard-charging Bullies’ back-to-back Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975 are documented, and the team’s status as a perennial contender is illustrated through their 34 playoff appearances. Penned by charismatic superstar and team manager Bobby Clarke’s own daughter Jakki, this account reflects the personal relationships the author established with many of the team’s best skaters. Drawn from up-close interviews with more than 30 of the Flyers’ greats regarding their lives, playing careers, challenges, and successes, this compilation is a must-have keepsake that all Philadelphia hockey fans are sure to cherish. Players from all eras are represented—including Billy Barber, Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Keith Primeau, and more—sharing never-before-told stories about learning to skate, playing pranks in the locker room, enjoying the fruits of victory, and overcoming crushing defeat. Containing valuable advice for both athletes and parents, this is an intimate look at a group of men who have experienced the ups and downs of a demanding sport at all levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787560
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 304,191
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jakki Clarke is a former director of communications and the daughter of Bobby Clarke, the former Philadelphia Flyers’ MVP and general manager. She lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Ed Snider co-founded the Philadelphia Flyers in 1967 and has owned or run the team ever since. Today, he is chairman of Comcast Spectacor, the company that owns the Philadelphia Flyers.

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