Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lou Nolan a Flyers Franchise Staple

Lou Nolan has one of the best seats in the house for Flyers games: rinkside, center ice, and he doesn’t pay for it. In fact, the Flyers pay Nolan. Does Ed Snider know about this? Relax; Nolan has Snider’s full approval for his premium vantage point.  Nolan is the Flyers’ longtime public-address announcer. He’s been on the job for 40 years, through Stanley Cup conquests, the renowned Flyers-Russia game and Broad Street Bullies brawls.

Nolan also is the master of ceremonies for such on-ice presentations like Dave Schultz’s recent induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame. At the conclusion of the ceremony, which was framed with frequent rousing ovations for the former Flyers enforcer, the “Hammer” was supposed to make one more visit to the penalty box. Nolan added the perfect touch by repeating an announcement he had made countless times during Schultz’s fight-filled Flyers career: “Flyers penalty, No. 8, Dave Schultz: two minutes for roughing, five minutes for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct.” full story here

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