Peter Zezel

Peter Zezel, flyers.nhl.com

Peter Zezel, flyers.nhl.com

By now, you have heard the news that Peter Zezel passed away of a rare blood condition.  He was a huge fan favorite here in Philadelphia when he played for the Flyers for 5 years.  I remember him playing on the two cup final teams in the mid 1980’s (85 and 87).  However, my main Peter Zezel memory was when the Flyers traded him to the Blues for Mike Bullard in 1989.  I couldn’t understand (and still can’t) how the Flyers were able to trade Zezel for a washed up supposed scorer in Mike Bullard.  I thought the Flyers were going keep Peter Zezel, Scott Mellanby, Derrick Smith and Rick Tocchet forever.  I thought those guys were going to win a cup together.  

It’s amazing to see how many Philadelphians, especially the media, that have written and said so many nice things about a hockey player who only played in Philadelphia for 5 years.  Also, people in the other hockey cities he played had similar comments.  It just shows how great a person he was to be around.  Peter Zezel will always be a fan favorite at PhilaTude.

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