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Bernie Parent

The man who backstopped the franchise's two Stanley Cup champions (1974, '75), winning the Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies in both seasons, got his stand-up style from boyhood hero and mentor, Jacques Plante. After a brief stint with Boston, Parent arrived in Philly for the 1967-68 season. He was briefly dealt to Toronto for '70-'72, but soon returned to the City of Brotherly Love. And love he felt from Flyers fans whose cars carried the sticker "Only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent." A neck injury sidelined him for most of 1975-76, including the Cup final, in which the Flyers were swept by Montreal. Parent retired in '79 after suffering an eye injury. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.

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