'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.'
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