Philadelphia Flyers: How the 1994-1995 Team Handled Their NHL Lockout Season

January 8th, 2013 by Michael Pizzutillo Leave a reply »
Much like the current NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers experienced a 48-game schedule during their 1994-1995 season. 

According to the The New York Times Jeff Klein, the 1994-1995 lockout was based on owners arguing for a salary cap and players wanting that cap applied strictly to rookies. The result was a 48-game compact season and massive loss in revenue and fan viewership. It also didn't help that Major League Baseball was on strike during this time.

On January 21, 1995, the Philadelphia Flyers were underway and primed for the short season. According to, the club stumbled out the gate—losing seven of their first ten games with one tie.

Needless to say, this is not how a team full of stars such as Eric Lindros, Mikael Renberg, Mark Recchi and Rod Brind'Amour envisioned this season. General Manager Bobby Clark instantly made a bold move trading away star player Recchi to the Montreal Canadians in exchange for John LeClair, Éric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne.

The trade proved to be enormous, as head coach Terry Murray created the ...

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