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Twenty Years Ago

from Philly Burbs,
That was the early hours of Nov. 10, 1985. Twenty years ago. Pelle Lindbergh drove away in his Porsche. He was 26. He was the best goaltender in the National Hockey League. And he was drunk. Twenty years ago. How different might things have been? Lindbergh crashed his Porsche into a retaining wall near a Somerdale elementary school that night, injuring the two friends who had squeezed into the car with him, leaving himself on life support, brain-dead. It was the most stunning tragedy in the history of Philadelphia professional sports. How different might things have been? Lindbergh might have married his girlfriend, Kerstin Pietzsh. They might have children together. And the entire course of a franchise might have changed.

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