Philadelphia Flyers: Who Is the Top Player in Franchise History?

April 13th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »

Originally posted at Resurfacing the Ice

If I told you that I wanted to use my second-round draft pick to take a somewhat good player with diabetes who may never play a game in the NHL, what would you tell me?

You would tell me I’m crazy, right?

That is exactly what the Flyers did when they chose Bobby Clarke in the 1969 NHL Entry Draft.

Robert Earle Clarke, as he was named at birth, did not seem to be a very reliable player, but Keith Allen thought that he was something special. In fact, another GM offered him a few players and some draft picks for Clarke immediately after he was drafted. Allen's response?

"No way."

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