Archive for October 19th, 2013

Peter Luukko Is Just As Corrupted As The Rest of Flyers Management

October 19th, 2013 by Mike Pantaleone | Comments Off on Peter Luukko Is Just As Corrupted As The Rest of Flyers Management | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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“The fish rots from the head down.” Or so at least one of my twitter followers says. That statement however, could not be more accurate.

President and Chief Operating Officer of Comcast-Spectacor Peter Lukko was recently asked what he thought about a recent poll on Philly.com in which Philadelphia Flyers fans were asked who they think should be fired next. The response was so overwhelming, it couldn’t possibly be ignored. Over 4400 people — which roughly accounts for 93% of the people who took the poll — voted IN FAVOR of firing Paul Holmgren.

But alas, your votes and screams go ignored. And now we finally get to hear it right from the horses mouth.

“Things do not go the moment according to our ideas. The timing of the survey is directly connected with such a response, ” said Peter Luukko. “For us, it means nothing.”

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Eagles – Cowboys

October 19th, 2013 by Philly Pressbox | Comments Off on Philly Pressbox Trivia – Eagles – Cowboys | Filed in Eagles, Trivia

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November 6, 1966 the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. It’s pretty well know as the game that Timmy Brown set a then NFL record by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game, 93 and 90 yards. However, I scored the other touchdown in the game for the Eagles and it was a 67 yard punt return. Yes, all the Eagles touchdowns that day were scored on kick returns. Do you know who I am???

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What I would do and how I would fix the Flyers if I were the GM

October 19th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on What I would do and how I would fix the Flyers if I were the GM | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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So far, in the early part of this season, the Philadelphia Flyers are off to an abysmal 1-7-0 start; good enough for dead last within the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division. You can point the finger in many directions within the organization.  Simply put: the offense has been nonexistent, surprisingly, and the defense has been itself (that’s not a good thing) thus far.

In the team’s six losses this season, they’ve been outscored 19-8 and averaged 3.2 goals-against and 1.3 goals-for.

Team-captain and leader Claude Giroux has been a major cause for concern so far this year; but in the long haul, I’m not worried about Giroux and his performance (or lack thereof) at all going forward.  Yes, he only has two points (2 assists) in seven games, with no goals, but he’ll break even at some point I believe. Throughout the vigorous 82-game NHL season, NHL players — good or bad — commonly go through slumps at different points in time.  I happen to believe Giroux’s lack of production thus far is attributed to this, rather than, say, an injury or not putting forth enough effort compared to year’s past as he should.

One positive, objective note to look at, despite the lackluster effort and win-loss record for the team, is goaltender Steve Mason; who’s in his second consecutive season (and presumed first full) with the team.

Despite giving up three goals in the last game to Vancouver on just 25 shots, Mason has perhaps been the lone bright spot throughout the early going.

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