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Bill Meltzer
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

Tuesday @ 12:40 PM ET
Bill Meltzer: Quick Hits: Clarke at 70, Hart, Pronger, Gostisbehere Assists Snider Hockey
arichardson22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Philly, PA
Joined: 06.10.2013

Tuesday @ 12:50 PM ET
Didn’t know Clarke and Hart share a birthday. Hart was meant to be a Flyer!
xShoot4WarAmpsx
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hamilton, ON
Joined: 06.25.2010

Tuesday @ 12:53 PM ET
21? Trade him! Past his prime, hes gonna decline soon
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Tuesday @ 1:11 PM ET
how are we going to replace the production we would have gotten for trading for risto?
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Tuesday @ 1:19 PM ET
how are we going to replace the production we would have gotten for trading for risto?
- 2Real


Re-acquire Brandon Manning?
BiggE
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Buh bye NJ, hello Florida!
Joined: 04.17.2012

Tuesday @ 1:19 PM ET
Bobby Clarke is the greatest Flyer ever. Period, end of story.
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

Tuesday @ 1:26 PM ET
Bobby Clarke is the greatest Flyer ever. Period, end of story.
- BiggE

William Tibbets would like to have a word with you.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Tuesday @ 1:26 PM ET
Bobby Clarke is the greatest Flyer ever. Period, end of story.
- BiggE


What would someone have to do in order to surpass him?

The only player that could have was Lindros. If he had led them to a Cup in 1997 and didn't have his health issues, coupled with another Cup (2000), stayed with the team his whole life...could he have been the new gold standard?
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Tuesday @ 1:27 PM ET
William Tibbets would like to have a word with you.
- hereticpride


I think BiggE is a bit too old for Tibbett's liking.
FlyersGrace
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Pronger "Play the game puffnuts!" , DE
Joined: 07.02.2012

Tuesday @ 1:32 PM ET
I am so ready for hockey to start! Sigh. Thanks Bill for finding things to talk about...
Pelle31Forever
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.20.2014

Tuesday @ 1:41 PM ET
His franchise numbers alone are going to be hard to pass. In this era of free agency I find it hard to see people passing him. Heck G isn't going to and he's been here how long?

And to your bit about the cups. Yeah, no one is surpassing him for a long long LONG time.
BiggE
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Buh bye NJ, hello Florida!
Joined: 04.17.2012

Tuesday @ 1:46 PM ET
What would someone have to do in order to surpass him?

The only player that could have was Lindros. If he had led them to a Cup in 1997 and didn't have his health issues, coupled with another Cup (2000), stayed with the team his whole life...could he have been the new gold standard?

- jmatchett383


To surpass him?
Win multiple Hart trophies and lead the team to multiple Cups would be a good start.
FlyerFan16
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: CT
Joined: 09.21.2014

Tuesday @ 1:54 PM ET
To surpass him?
Win multiple Hart trophies and lead the team to multiple Cups would be a good start.

- BiggE


Honestly, even if someone did all of the above, may not be enough. With the exception of the short time in Minnesota and Florida, Clarke spent his entire adult life with the Flyers. I don't see that happening to often anymore.
RippedFuel
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 11.01.2016

Tuesday @ 1:59 PM ET
Its incredible that the greatest player to ever play and the soon to be greatest goalie to ever play have the same birthday...

Amazing
Gogol
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 05.16.2017

Tuesday @ 2:02 PM ET
Clarkie will never be surpassed. Aside from his notable statistical accomplishments, he never took a shift off; was a pain to play against and he made everyone around him a better player.
tangent_man
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: South Jersey
Joined: 11.28.2007

Tuesday @ 2:15 PM ET
[email protected]

Was wondering what it was gonna take to bring you around. Nice to see you. Really.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Tuesday @ 2:23 PM ET
Bobby Clarke is the greatest Flyer ever. Period, end of story.


- BiggE


No doubt. Can't see that ever changing either.
Feanor
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: DE
Joined: 02.13.2013

Tuesday @ 2:27 PM ET
Clarke was a much better player than GM. His best player could have died due to a misdiagnosed injury by the medical staff, and Clarke's response was ""It's always something".

https://www.inquirer.com/...e-ed-snider-20000607.html

I'm not sure why being a great player entitles a guy to hang around the organization advising the current management indefinitely after almost 20 years of being unable to win a Cup as GM, even with no salary cap to get in the way.
joegreif17
Location: Puckyouville
Joined: 05.10.2009

Tuesday @ 2:43 PM ET
Nice blog Bill I wonder if Carter could stop three shots at the same time, kick one out, glove save, and blocker save while reading out loud a Bill Meltzer blog on the center ice overhead screen, That is a pretty insane skill the kid has.
joegreif17
Location: Puckyouville
Joined: 05.10.2009

Tuesday @ 2:49 PM ET
Clarke was a much better player than GM. His best player could have died due to a misdiagnosed injury by the medical staff, and Clarke's response was ""It's always something".

https://www.inquirer.com/...e-ed-snider-20000607.html

I'm not sure why being a great player entitles a guy to hang around the organization advising the current management indefinitely after almost 20 years of being unable to win a Cup as GM, even with no salary cap to get in the way.

- Feanor


I have had the pleasure of talking to Eddie Westfall, Jiggs McDonald, Orland Kurtenbach, Darcy Rota but had the chance to talk to Bobby Clarke at a Canuck game and he was an inconsiderate wiener. Here I am dressed up in my Flyers jersey at a Flyers game in Vancouver, obviously a big Flyer fan. Clarke was standing by himself and I approached him politely and he just walked away pissed that a fan would talk to him ?? Never liked him since, great player and lousy GM
joegreif17
Location: Puckyouville
Joined: 05.10.2009

Tuesday @ 2:51 PM ET
No doubt. Can't see that ever changing either.
- MJL


I still like the Big E better. Different era but Lindros was just as special.
joegreif17
Location: Puckyouville
Joined: 05.10.2009

Tuesday @ 2:53 PM ET
Its incredible that the greatest player to ever play and the soon to be greatest goalie to ever play have the same birthday...

Amazing

- RippedFuel


Very true. Carter could be the greatest Flyer ever 30 years from now.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Tuesday @ 2:53 PM ET
I still like the Big E better. Different era but Lindros was just as special.
- joegreif17



Lindros was a special talent no doubt be he is not an equal to Clarke as a player.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Tuesday @ 2:54 PM ET
I have had the pleasure of talking to Eddie Westfall, Jiggs McDonald, Orland Kurtenbach, Darcy Rota but had the chance to talk to Bobby Clarke at a Canuck game and he was an inconsiderate wiener. Here I am dressed up in my Flyers jersey at a Flyers game in Vancouver, obviously a big Flyer fan. Clarke was standing by himself and I approached him politely and he just walked away pissed that a fan would talk to him ?? Never liked him since, great player and lousy GM
- joegreif17



This is great!
daryl stanley
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 02.12.2019

Tuesday @ 2:59 PM ET
88 better hockey player than clarke. poop clarke will tell you as much.
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