'Gratton is very familiar with the Philadelphia sports scene and how the fans can get on a player. For parts of two seasons as a member of the Flyers, Gratton became a regular target for frustrated hometown fans. Acquired as a high-profile free agent in 1997, Gratton arrived in Philadelphia with plenty of fanfare and expectations — touted to be one of the final pieces in the team's bid to win a Stanley Cup title. But the deal didn't pan out for the Flyers.'
Gratton's goal silences Philly boo birds
April 13, 2001 Submitted by