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  1. Edmonton Oilers GM heard Ilya Bryzgalov is a ‘terrible’ person

    Nov 19, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov is back in the NHL after a brief conditioning stint with the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL affiliate. It’s somewhat surprising it happened so fast. Little more than a month ago, Bryz was being courted by an ECHL franchise. Then again, I suppose Edmonton isn’t much better. The Oilers have a 5-15-2 record this season,…

  2. RG3: Eagles defense ‘knew what was coming’

    Nov 18, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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    We get so caught up talking about the quarterback sometimes, it’s easy to gloss over the job the Eagles’ defense has done this season. They’ve now gone seven consecutive games without allowing an opposing offense to score 21 or more points in a game, and nine of 11 this season. The rankings still have Philadelphia…

  3. Foles: ‘Guys go to work knowing that we haven’t arrived—you never arrive.’

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    What’s the secret to Nick Foles’ success this season? It’s quite simple, really. He just goes to work every day and tries to improve at his craft—that, and he channels the likes of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Foles said it, not me. Upon leading the Eagles to a third-straight victory…

  4. Eagles finally win at home, move into first place in the NFC East

    Nov 17, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    412 days had passed since the Eagles last won at Lincoln Financial Field—10 games and over a full calendar year. The Birds finally gave the home crowd a reason to cheer on Sunday though, their 24-16 victory over Washington ending the losing streak and catapulting Philadelphia into first place in the NFC East. The Eagles’…

  5. Gameday: Eagles without three starters on defense versus Washington

    Nov 17, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Big game for the Birds today. Huge game in fact. A win would give Philadelphia a half-game lead over idle Dallas in the NFC East standings. A loss will drop the Eagles to 5-6—2-3 in the division—muddying their path to the playoffs. If the Eagles are going to extend their winning streak to three games,…

  6. Could Michael Vick remain in Philly beyond 2013—as a backup?

    Nov 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Suppose Nick Foles plays well enough over the final six games in 2013 that the Eagles aren’t pigeonholed into drafting another quarterback. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t, but it’s not automatically the top priority going in. Between Foles and Matt Barkley, Philadelphia has two quarterbacks under contract for next season. Most teams carry three,…

  7. Report: Phils talking to Toronto about Dom Brown for Jose Bautista swap

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

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    While the Phillies appear to be targeting midlevel free agents this offseason by most accounts, Ruben Amaro Jr. always has an ace up his sleeve. Or it might be the two of spades. There is most definitely a something up there though. Hopefully it’s a face card at least? Turns out it might be one…

  8. Sens backup goalie on Emery’s fight: ‘It’s assault, isn’t it?’

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Your last-place Flyers are back in action tonight in Ottawa—can you feel the excitement? Despite scuffling through the first five weeks of the season though, Philadelphia has managed to remain at the forefront of the NHL news cycle thanks to one Ray Emery. Emery’s beatdown of Washington netminder Braden Holtby has sparked much debate and…

  9. How does WR/KR Brad Smith fit in with the Eagles?

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Not many street free agents come along in November with a body of work in the NFL like Brad Smith. The Eagles signed the veteran wide receiver/kick returner/Swiss Army knife on Tuesday morning, a move that could potentially have implications all over the roster. Now in his eighth season, Smith has been a cog in…

  10. Video: Fred Shero inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame by son Ray

    Nov 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    I won’t pretend to know a lot about Fred Shero other than what I’ve read in history books or seen in documentaries. His NHL coaching career was over before I was born, and he passed away in 1990 when I was still a child. I know the important stuff though. Shero was behind the bench…

  11. Video: Chip Kelly names Reuben Frank starting quarterback

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Bless an NFL beat reporters’ heart, for asking a head coach to reveal even the simplest piece of information—like who is the starting quarterback—can be more challenging than sneaking into Fort Knox. No, Chip Kelly isn’t ready to name Nick Foles the starter right now, no matter how many different ways it’s asked. And beware,…

  12. Breaking down the Eagles’ dominant finish in Green Bay

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

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    When was the last time we saw the Eagles simply overpower an opponent the way they did the Packers in the fourth quarter on Sunday? There are a ton of things to like about the Birds right now. Nick Foles can’t seem to make a mistake. LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson are about to reach…

  13. Eagles surpass last season’s win total 10 games into 2013

    Nov 10, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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    The Eagles might be a year or two away from contending for a championship—they don’t even know who their franchise quarterback is (or do they?)—but at least one thing is now certain. This year’s team is officially better than the 2012 iteration. After finishing 4-12 in Andy Reid’s final season as head coach, Philadelphia has…

  14. Eagles look to get back to .500 against the Packers at Lambeau

    Nov 10, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    All eyes will be on Nick Foles this week to see if the second-year passer can string together two quality games in a row, but the game’s outcome has more far-reaching implications for the Philadelphia than the future under center. With a win over the Packers, the Eagles can improve their record to 5-5 and…

  15. Can the Packers beat the Eagles without Aaron Rodgers?

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Bob McGinn was in the news this week for his unfortunately-timed article “Packers could win without Aaron Rodgers,” a story that ran two days before the All-Pro quarterback suffered a broken collarbone. Oops. McGinn tempted fate, writing “Fools will cry that I’m jinxing Rodgers and the Packers” before inadvertently forecasting with…

  16. Phillies hire analytics guru, Amaro unsure it changes anything

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Upon finishing out 2013 with a 73-89 record, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. finally conceded the front office needed to begin incorporating analytics into personnel evaluations. Ladies and gentlemen, the future has arrived—better late than never. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki revealed the organization has tabbed Scott Freedman from Major League Baseball’s Labor Relations Department for…

  17. Another Viewpoint: The perpetual myth of Flyer bullying

    Nov 5, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

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    This is a guest post from longtime reader, commenter and friend of The700Level Brent Blanchard, aka 2sentz. This morning I was struck by how just two weeks ago, many fans and blog commenters were lamenting this team’s “lack of toughness,” then suddenly even more fans expressed outrage at Friday night’s antics. How could those views…

  18. PSA: Randall Cunningham featured on NFL Network’s A Football Life tonight

    Nov 5, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    The Flyers are in Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes, a meeting of four-win hockey clubs wallowing in the bottom half of a weak Metro Division. Not exactly appointment viewing for all but the most Flyered up among us. The local sports calendar is not bereft of quality sports television programming however. The NFL…

  19. Miguel Cabrera visiting all the wrong Philly sports franchises

    Nov 5, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

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    What do you do if you’re a big-league ball player with time to kill in a cool city? Apparently, you go on a tour of the local professional sports’ franchises. Over the weekend, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made a pit stop inside the Flyers dressing room at the Wells Fargo Center where he…

  20. The Ray Emery Rule? NHL may ban goalie fights according to report

    Nov 5, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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    A surprising number of Flyers fans thought it was a good idea for Ray Emery to pick a fight with and beat up an unwilling combatant during a 7-0 blowout loss against the Washington Capitals last week. Many around the sport of hockey were appalled by the goaltender’s behavior though, to the point where that…

  21. Eagles Extras: Rodgers injured, Nnamdi cut, Foles to the Hall of Fame

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Nick Foles is Canton-bound! Well, his jersey is anyway. The Pro Football Hall of Fame requested some game-used gear from Foles’ historic seven-touchdown performance in Oakland, and what better than his white no. 9 to display in the museum of football? A few reporters were able to snap a quick photo of the jersey as…

  22. What’s next for Nick Foles?

    Nov 4, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Like everybody else, I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around what Nick Foles accomplished in an Eagles uniform on Sunday. On one hand, I don’t care who you are or what the situation is, seven touchdowns in one game is damn impressive. There’s a reason only six other players in the 94-year history…

  23. Nick Foles ties NFL record with seven touchdown passes

    Nov 3, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Even those folks who have been clamoring for Nick Foles to be the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season couldn’t have seen this coming. Foles threw more touchdown passes than incompletions in the Birds’ 49-20 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, tying the NFL single-game record with seven scores. Foles’ line: 22-of-28…

  24. Eagles-Raiders: Will Nick Foles rebound? Can Birds score a touchdown?

    Nov 3, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

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    It’s been three weeks—21 full days—since Nick Foles placed a 36-yard rainbow between three defenders and into DeSean Jackson’s waiting arms in Tampa Bay. That was the last time the Eagles’ offense reached the end zone. Over the past two games we’ve seen Foles regress to Bobby Hoying levels of ineptitude, watched as Michael Vick…

  25. We wish Miguel Cabrera really was ‘property of Philadelphia’

    Nov 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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    No offense to Cody Asche or Maikel Franco, but Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera would look awfully good in red pinstripes. Likewise, you wouldn’t hear many arguments if the Phillies somehow unloaded Ryan Howard’s contract and stuck the 2012 American League Triple Crown Winner over at first base. No, Cabrera is not a free…