The theme of this shortened Flyers season has been nostalgia.
We’ve seen the return of former Flyers Ruslan Fedotenko and Mike Knuble, old fan favorites to the locker room and fans have been pretty much positive with the familiar faces.
Fedotenko signed with the Flyers back in 1999 and was traded in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In his career “Rusty” has won 2 stanley cups, with the Lightning in 2004, and the Penguins in 2008. So far this season he has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points in 22 games.
Knuble signed with Philadelphia in 03-04 offseason. in 05-06, after the lockout, Knuble played right wing on the “Deuces Wild Line” along with Simon Gagne and Peter Foresberg, where he recorded career high 34 goals, 31 assists and 65 points. In his time in Philly he gained a community reputation by traveling to schools in New Jersey and Philadelphia teaching kids about hockey in his free time. In 2009 he signed with the Washington Capitals and on December 20, 2011 he played his 1000th NHL game. Since resigning with the Flyers, Knuble has 2 goals and 4 assists in 17 games played.
This season they’ve both returned to Philly, along with this week’s trade to reacquire Simon Gagne, there are certainly some old favorites back in the lineup. So how have fans reacted to the nostalgic roster.
How do you fans feel about the return of Rusty, Knuble and Gagne? How well do you think they’re doing this season, are they meshing well with younger talent like Coturier and rookie Tye McGinn?
We wanna hear all you have to say about these returns!