When I was a student at Penn State, there was a joke going 'round about Pope Paul VI.
It's been too long for me to remember the specifics, but I do remember this: The punch line was, "So who was that guy with so-and-so?"
The joke was some guy being more famous than the Pope and everyone knew him on sight. Instantly.
Which brings me to Ed Snider, the most powerful figure in Comcast. Brian
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So many things went right for the Flyers on Saturday night at the Island, you walk away from Nassau Coliseum thinking to yourself, 'hey, maybe they have finally turned a corner.'
Flyer fans hope so as does Comcast which has to be a little concerned right now about the number of empty seats at games.
Yes, the team sells out in advance most games, but when a couple thousand people are no-shows
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Scott Hartnell is back.
And Tye McGinn is gone.
That's the crux of the news out of Flyerdom on Friday.
I can't ever recall the Flyers under Paul Holmgren sending their "leading" scorer down to the minors but with 3 goals, McGinn got bounced to create a roster spot for Hartnell.
And while you can scoff at the move, it makes sense because McGinn had not gotten a single shot or point sin
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With Henrik Lundqvist still nursing an unspecified "minor" injury, the Rangers will go up against the Flyers tonight with a rookie goalie.
Say hello to 26-year-old Cam Talbot. He'll be making his NHL debut.
He knows nothing about any of the Flyers except ... Zac Rinaldo.
The two played together in junior at Hamilton and then played against each other in the AHL.
Talbot seems to have a
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He's been the Flyers elder spokesman for a long time but what we know him best for over his eight years in Philly is his candor.
No one tells it more "like it is" than Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen. At 38, this is quite possibly his last season in the NHL.
He's banged and beaten up and already this season, despite him saying he never felt better coming in, he has not a good start. No point
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Bit of a strange day at Flyers practice.
Craig Berube skated their asses off. Again. Literally, he had them skating in circles and circles and circles.
All you needed was some Huskies and sleds.
It's all part of the team's rather poor conditioning. And that's a mistake not just from the coaching staff but Flyers management for the disjointed training camp where the team didn't get its
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Look for Vinny Lecavalier back in the Flyers lineup Thursday when their schedule resumes against the Rangers.
Don't look for Scott Hartnell. He sounds as if he is still a week away and that is on target as part of his 2-4 week recovery.
They skated Sunday for the first time at Skate Zone. Both were injured Oct. 11 against Phoenix.
Lecavalier has a lower body injury that sounds like a gr
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As bad as the Flyers played in the second period against Pittsburgh on Thursday, I got the feeling it could have been much worse.
We all kept waiting for a game of pond hockey to break out and in the end what we saw was the Pens box the Flyers into their end and just pepper away with shots on Steve Mason.
I think Pittsburgh seemed a bit disinterested, at times, at turning up the tempo in the
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This is about as close to "must win" territory as you get less than 10 games into the season.
Regardless of what happens tonight between the Flyers and Sidney Crosby's Penguins, nothing is going to affect Craig Berube's job or even Paul Holmgren's as the GM.
But a FLyer loss tonight would be especially devastating because they would have a full six days to contemplate its meaning before pl
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Three games into the Craig Berube Era of Flyers hockey we continue to see the remnants of the Peter Laviolette, John Stevens, Ken Hitchcock, you name it, eras of the past.
The Flyers might want to escape their Bully image but their canât seem to get out from under themselves with taking penalty after penalty.
This is about the image of a team fighting its way to a Stanley Cup. Hell, if the
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