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  1. Homer for a Day: What Would You Have Said in the Closed Door Meeting With the Flyers?

    Apr 7, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Frank Seravalli reported earlier today that Flyers GM Paul Holmgren was as pissed as you were after the team’s loss in Ottawa, and yesterday, he held a closed-door meeting with the players. This brings us back to Rev’s “Fly on the Wall” wishlist, because how great would it have been to hear what was said?…

  2. Holy Family Basketball Player Who Was Shoved by His Coach Arrested for Stealing Beers at CBP

    Apr 7, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    For the second time in 2011, 19-year-old Matt Kravchuk’s name is in the news. First, he pursued legal action against his basketball coach at Holy Family University after a wildly publicized incident involving the coach knocking him to the floor during practice. Now, MyFoxPhilly reports that Kravchuk was arrested yesterday at Citizens Bank Park for…

  3. Leighton Clears Re-Entry Waivers, Set to Rejoin Flyers

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    It was a bit surprising to hear that the Flyers had placed goalie Michael Leighton on re-entry waivers yesterday. With no acknowledged health concerns between Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher and both looking playoff-ready (albeit shy of “elite”), it just wasn’t really seen as an area of definite need. The team took a risk in…

  4. Today’s Gotta Be an Improvement Over Yesterday, Right?

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Well we had one of those dreaded Philly sports days yesterday. All three teams in action lost and lost ugly. On the “Scary to No Big Deal” spectrum, the Flyers take up the scary mantle because they continue to play down to inferior opponents, making us wonder if they’ve lost what made them superior, and…

  5. Cramming for Finals Week: Flyers Have Three Chances to Get It Right Heading Into Playoffs

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

    Having already been assured a playoff spot, the Flyers technically have little more to play for than the pride of conference and division titles, the latter of which can be wrapped up tonight (based on this scenario), and of course home-ice advantage. But there is also plenty they can unofficially gain over their final three…

  6. Fitting During “Finals” Week… Even My Flyers Recap Lost Tonight

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

    So, a moment after I finished my recap of the Flyers’ 5-2 loss in Ottawa, their seventh straight up there and fourth straight overall, I went to the team’s video console site, which proceeded to crash my browser. The post? Gone. My fault for not saving it in World or something, and yeah I had…

  7. Headlines: Kendrick’s Ring Stolen, Magee to the Hall, LouWill, Ville, and Your NCAA Champs

    Apr 5, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT

    A quick look at a few of the stories buzzing around last night and this morning… I imagine the feeling of being handed your hard-earned World Series ring is inversely proportional to the feeling of losing it or having it stolen. Unfortunately, one WFC is experiencing the latter this morning. Kyle Kendrick’s home in Washington…

  8. Swoop Named Top NFL Mascot by SI for Kids

    Apr 5, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop has been named the #1 mascot in the NFL by the esteemed Sports Illustrated for Kids publication (hey, I had a subscription back in the day). The interesting thing to me when I saw this was that at first I was little surprised, like… really? The Eagles mascot? He’s never really…

  9. The Best Set of Flyers Fight Pics You’ll See Today

    Apr 5, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

    Braydon Coburn’s second period bout with Brian Boyle in Sunday’s loss to the Rangers wasn’t the craziest fight, but it was a decent moment for the Flyers. Coburn, who rarely fights, put a very clean hit on Ruslan Fedetenko, and Boyle wanted him to answer for it. Cobie won the bout, which you can view…

  10. And Now, Keg Stands on the El

    Apr 5, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Not having a car handy is no reason to bail on tailgating. These resourceful gentlemen appear to have brought a keg onto the El on the way home from a Phillies game and are capping their Saturday evening off with a few high-speed keg stands. So in summary, Cliff Lee was right. I’m certain that…

  11. Flyers-Rangers: A Chance for Vengeance and a Possible Playoff Preview

    Apr 4, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

    While the Flyers still have a game in hand on the Capitals, they’re no longer sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings. Do they feel any pressure to be the top seed? If so, they certainly haven’t showed it on the ice recently. Do they feel the pressure of entering the playoffs cold and on a…

  12. Cliff Lee Appreciates Your Alcohol-Soaked, Unbridled Enthusiasm

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT

    The Phils topped the Astros, 9-4, moving to 2-0 in the season’s opening weekend. Cliff Lee was brilliant in his return debut to Philly, and according to the ace, so were you. Via Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times: “These fans have a knack for getting a little louder than everyone else. I don’t know…

  13. Cliff ‘Em All: Lee Set for Second Phillies Debut

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

    A few minutes into the calm contentedness that followed the Phillies’ walkoff win on Opening Day, another realization set in. Cliff Lee is pitching game two… We’ve lived in that reality since he came back to us in December, but there’s no diminishing the feeling of knowing that after the Phillies came back for a…

  14. WATN: Kyle Drabek Shines in 2011 Debut

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    I think we all knew this day would come, and I’m pretty sure we were all OK with it. Kyle Drabek, the centerpiece in the Phillies’ trade for Roy Halladay, tossed a great game in his 2011 debut for the Blue Jays. Drabek didn’t allow the Twins’ first hit until the sixth inning, and he…

  15. Tragic: Jason Avant’s Father Killed in Crash

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Terrible news for Jason Avant and his family this weekend. The Eagle’s father, Jerry, was killed in a car accident yesterday in Pemberton. Our deepest condolences go out to the Avants. [PhillyBurbs]

  16. Phillies Honor Owners Whip and Jim Buck With ‘B’ Patch on 2011 Uniforms

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    In seasons past, particularly those preceding the Phillies’ 2008 World Series win, the somewhat anonymous feel of the team’s ownership group was a source of contention among Phillies fans. That has since lifted due to the gorgeous ballpark now standing in South Philly, the string of NL East pennants the team has raised, and the…

  17. Flyers-Devils: We Need More Intensity edition

    Apr 4, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    Although their most recent effort wasn’t disappointing (at least not for me), the outcome certainly was, and the Flyers are in search of some rebound action tonight in New Jersey after getting blanked by the Thrashers at home. Here’s hoping for a lot of fight and a little justice from the law of averages. With…

  18. Home Sweet Nuthin: Flyers Lose Fifth in a Row at Wells Fargo Center

    Apr 4, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    Is it too late for the Flyers to tank their way out of home ice advantage in the playoffs? I kid, of course, but the situation in South Philly hasn’t been pretty lately. On Thursday night, the Flyers lost their fifth straight game in the Wells Fargo Center, a 1-0 shutout at the hands of…

  19. Flyers-Thrashers: Presidents, Starters, and Captains edition

    Apr 4, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    A home game against the Atlanta Thrashers coming off of a solid road win at Pittsburgh with another road game tomorrow in Jersey could be plenty challenging for the Flyers, who have struggled against Atlanta recently. After the Thrashers won both of the previous meetings between these teams in March, the three games don’t look…

  20. JVR’s First NHL Hat Trick Leads 4-1 Win, Flyers Earn Another 100-Point Season

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter opened up the scoring for the Flyers, and James van Riemsdyk followed up with three goals of his own to beat the Islanders 4-1. It was only the Isles, but it was definitely a relief to see the Flyers steamroll someone after four straight games going into a shootout. The team now has two…

  21. Flyers-Islanders: The Stretch Begins… Now…

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    Coming off of back-to-back shootout losses to the two teams directly behind them in the standings, the Flyers have a busy weekend with a pair of games against a dog and a contender. The Bruins are on deck for tomorrow, which makes tonight’s matchup on Long Island your cliché trap game. The Isles are pulling…

  22. Flyers-Penguins: Control Your Rebound edition

    Mar 28, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Peter Laviolette may be keeping his playoff starter to himself when talking with the media, but he continues to make us wonder if he’s tipping his hand in favor of Sergei Bobrovsky. Bob will get his third straight start tonight, with the latter two coming against the two closest Eastern Conference teams in the standings,…

  23. Shootouts, the Globetrotters, and a Role-Reversal Flyers Loss

    Mar 28, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    One of the things I dislike most about the shootout in hockey is its effect on the post I have to write afterward. Selfish, I know. But the deciding element of the game is entirely inconsequential to the team’s hopes for a deep playoff run, and thus not really worthy of much thought or analysis.…

  24. Flyers Play of the Game: Danny Briere Doin’ Work in His Office

    Feb 10, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    After skating through a scoreless first and second period for the first time all season, the Flyers outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2-1 victory. Jeff Carter opened the scoring with a power play goal 18 seconds into the third period, and Danny Briere would also put one home on the man advantage. Tuomo Ruutu…

  25. ‘Nova Nightmare: Wildcats Lose to Rutgers

    Feb 9, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

    Villanova lost in stunning fashion at Rutgers Thursday night, blowing a late lead that was in double-digits with four minutes left. Rutgers staged a huge comeback on the strength of some of a string of three’s, winning 77-76. Jonathan Mitchell was fouled on a three pointer with less than a second on the clock, then…