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Good Luck Flyers in Round 2

August 29th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Good Luck Flyers in Round 2 of Playoffs!!

UPDATE: Tied at 3-3 Game 7


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Flyers and the NHL Playoff Standings

March 22nd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on Flyers and the NHL Playoff Standings | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Below is a listing of the NHL standings for the playoffs for the Eastern Conference as they currently stand.  The Philadelphia Flyers are in good position and are hoping to improve it before playoff time.


NHL Standings: Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (104 points, 44 ROW)

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Flyers Wives Carnival: TalkSportsPhilly Perspective

March 13th, 2015 by Leo | Comments Off on Flyers Wives Carnival: TalkSportsPhilly Perspective | Filed in Events, Flyers, General, NHL

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Just a few weeks ago the annual Flyers Wives Carnival was held at the Wells Fargo Center and TSP was on hand for first time coverage of the event.  The Flyers Wives Carnival benefits the Flyers Charities which consists of over 200 organizations throughout the Philadelphia region.  This year was special as they added a 65 foot ferris wheel and a host of new attractions for the fans to enjoy.

It was a dreary, cold and ice filled day heading over to the event and I was concerned that the weather would greatly affect the event.  To my surprise it seemed like a ton of fans came anyway to enjoy the attractions and get a chance to mingle with current Flyers and alumni alike.  I inquired to several people if this was the usual crowd for the event, they stated it was about half the turnout they normally get, which showed me how big the event is cause the floor was packed and both concourses were crowded and a lot of fans in the seats waiting for their opportunity to meet and get autographs and pictures from the Flyers.

There were big name players such as Giroux, Simmonds, Voracek, Lecavalier, the Flyers coach Berube and Alumni such as Brian Propp and Bernie Parent interacting with the fans all over the complex.  There was plenty of free attractions like the Hardest Shot, Face painting, and Jeopardy for the kids and adults to enjoy and other activities to help raise money for the Flyers Charities.

All and all if you have never gone to the Flyers Wives Carnival before I would highly recommend attending the event next year because it is a really unique opportunity to meet and interact with the Flyers and their organizations while supporting great causes.

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40 years today: Flyers win their first Stanley Cup

May 20th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on 40 years today: Flyers win their first Stanley Cup | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL, Sports

The ’74 Stanley-Cup-Champion Flyers had it all: speed, scoring, checking, fighting, grit, determination, goaltending, and a great head coach. They were one of the most depth teams in the league, and the most physical, dangerous team, yet they combined that physicality with scoring. The Broad Street Bullies clinched their first-ever Stanley Cup with a 1-0 shutout victory vs. the rival Bruins in Game 6 of the Cup Finals — on May 19th, 1974.

Just seven years prior, they were one of seven-new NHL expansion teams coming into the league.

Goaltender Bernie Parent was in his second different stint with the team, after originally being drafted by and playing for the Bruins, being selected by Philadelphia from Boston in the ’67 Expansion Draft, and being traded from Philly to Toronto and back to Philly.

It was a whirlwind, roller-coaster ride for Parent.

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Ray Emery Gets Chance To Prove He Belongs With Philadelphia Flyers

April 16th, 2014 by Mike Pantaleone | Comments Off on Ray Emery Gets Chance To Prove He Belongs With Philadelphia Flyers | Filed in Flyers, Hockey, NHL, Twitter

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The goaltending position has always been a sore spot for the Philadelphia Flyers. Their track record with goalies is terrible and there have only been a handful of goalies (if that) that have made a significant impact in Philadelphia Flyers history.

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Had Head coach Fred Shero continued coaching the team, would the 1979-80 Flyers have won the Cup over New York?

March 8th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Had Head coach Fred Shero continued coaching the team, would the 1979-80 Flyers have won the Cup over New York? | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL, Sports

Fred “The Fog” Shero, the Philadelphia Flyers third head coach in team history (behind predecessors Keith Allen and Vic Stasiuk), coached the team from 1971 until 1978. In the process, the team won (its first) two Stanley Cups in team history (1973-74 and ’74-75), and thus became the first 1967 NHL expansion team to win a Stanley Cup out of the six new expansion franchises.

Shero was an amazing motivator, coach and overall contributor to the game of hockey. Prior to his tenure beginning in Philadelphia (which was his first opportunity at coaching at the professional level), he played a little bit of professional hockey with the Rangers (with a career NHL games played total of just 147), which sandwiched stints as a player at the minor league level. He coached in the minor leagues as well for St. Paul, Omaha and Buffalo (in the Rangers’ system).

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The Fog was an innovator and a creator of many intelligent, well thought out, practical systems as an NHL coach, which continue to be commonly employed by coaches in today’s day and age. He was the first coach to incorporate many of these systems in hockey, which include: studying and applying Soviet Union hockey influences, studying game-day film prior to the next respective game, having his players use in-season strength training, the morning skate, and in general, attempting to dig deep below x’s and o’s in outsmarting opposing coaches.

Shero won the cup with Philadelphia in succession from 1974-75, in the process defeating the rival Bruins and Buffalo. The next year, after the team won their two straight Cups, the team again made it to the Finals, this time losing to the offensive powerhouse Montreal Canadiens in a four-game sweep (three out of the four losses were one goal games). Surely a serious neck injury to two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner/star starting goalie Bernie Parent midway through the ’75-76 season hampered the team’s chances to compete with Montreal in the finals, but nonetheless, the team was still impressive that season prior to defeat.

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia Flyers

July 29th, 2013 by Philly Pressbox | 2 Comments | Filed in Flyers, NHL, Sports, Trivia

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Over the years there have been many Philadelphia Flyers that have gotten in trouble with the NHL, but none more than me. Over the course of my career I was suspended 9 different times for a variety of things. Once was even for punching a referee. Do you know who I am?


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