Archive for August 15th, 2012

Why Holmgren Should Wait till Next Year to Make a Huge Deal

August 15th, 2012 by Nick Bramante | 2 Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

Should Holmgren Wait??

Coming into this season, the NHL had two superstars, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter,in the free agent market.  As any GM with money to spend would do, Holmgren made a strong push to acquire both players.  As we all know now, they ended up together in Minnesota.  Then there was the Shea Weber epidemic, which ended up being almost a full week of excitement for flyers fans and then sudden disappointment when Nashville’s GM David Pollie matched the mega offer and retained his captain.  Now that those three elite players are no longer available, I think its best for Holmgren to just wait until next off-season to make another strong push at a player.

I say this because I do not believe that there is anyone else available now that is worth the roster spot ( and yes that includes Shane Doan).  As per capgeek.com, next years unrestricted free agent class is headlined by the 2011 NHL MVP Corey Perry, his teammate Ryan Getzlaf ( an all-star and representative for team Canada) , Stars captan Brenden Morrow, and future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla.  Perry, Getzlaf, Morrow, or Iginla would all be a better fit then Doan at this point in their careers, especially for the money Doan is expecting.

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Xavier Silas Interview

August 15th, 2012 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Xavier Silas Interview | Filed in Basketball, General, Interviews, Sixers

Xavier Silas Interviews TSP's Sam Shipley

Xavier Silas was a part of the Sixers exciting run last season that ended in a tough loss to Boston in Game 7 of the 2nd round. Even though it was a tough loss, it gave Sixers fans hope for the future, but today Xavier and I will look back on the playoff run that made noise around the league.

Q #1: What was last season’s playoff run like?

Xavier: It was an amazing experience. I learned so much from everything that happened I’m grateful to be put in that position.

Q #2: What was the team’s mindset after Derrick Rose went down?

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