Lou Nolan’s personal diary of Flyers history told in his book
As a team that just celebrated 50 years in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers have quite the history. From the Broad Street Bullies’ era to their 2010 Stanley Cup Final appearance, the Flyers have a history of many great tales.
Now Philadelphia fans can hear first-hand stories from someone who has been with the organization since its birth in 1967, including 45 years as the team’s public-address announcer.
In the recently released If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Flyers: Stories from the Philadelphia Flyers Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box (Triumph Books), Lou Nolan, the Flyers’ public-address announcer, and Sam Carchidi, writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, take fans behind the scenes of the City of Brotherly Love’s favorite hockey team. This new release includes stories from inside the Spectrum and Wells Fargo Center to the great outdoor games of the Winter Classic.
Highlights from the book include:
- A heartfelt foreword by Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender and back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Bernie Parent
- A look at the 35-game undefeated streak accomplished by the 1979-80 Flyers
- Nolan’s list for his top players, coaches and general managers in franchise history
- Stories from inside the penalty box and from the best fights that led to players taking a seat in the penalty box
- A chapter remembering Ed Snider and 50 years of Flyers hockey
An inside look at Flyers history If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Flyers: Stories from the Philadelphia Flyers Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box is the perfect book for any Philly sports fan.
Lou and Sam will be signing the book before the Philadelphia Sports Writers 114th annual banquet on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. Nolan is among those being honored, and the banquet begins at 6 p.m. The book signing starts at 5.