The reference to a Flyers Alumni game at the Spectrum many years ago involved an event I produced, secured sponsorship and gave every ounce of energy to make happen.
The person quoted, Charlie Able, was one of the many people who did so much for me in my youth when I was working my way up the ladder in sports marketing with the Philadelphia Flyers. I recall the moment in question and Charlie saying something to me about "Bob Ford needs to talk to the coach" and then dispatching the "coach" up to the press box. The "coach" was Kelsey Grammer of Cheers and Frasier fame.
Now 21 years after the event it's great to see that memories aren't just mine of that event.
Thanks for the memories, Charlie. You always were and will be one of the great guys who had the chance to "play" at the Spectrum off the court/ice/stage like so many others of us.