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A Stick Tap to Boston and an Ode to Sports

Sports are an amazing thing. Games, and the athletic culture which wraps around society as part of the 24-hour news cycle, are needed in a variety of ways. This was all too obvious over the past couple of weeks. Sports, and the refuge it provides from the nastiness of the outside world, were a big reason that we, as a country, were able to move forward after the horrendous bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on April 15. My thoughts are not here to belittle what happened on that fateful Monday. Three people lost their lives in the …

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Hey Flyers, Quit Playing Games With My Heart

I’m not taking the bait. I don’t want to. It is not happening. I refuse! I love my Flyers, but I will not begin to now believe that this team is hitting their stride and will make the playoffs. No way, no how! I said it two weeks ago: a loss to the Penguins and Rangers and the season was done. Finished. Caput! What did the Flyers do? Lost in overtime to the Penguins and got dismantled by the Rangers, so not exactly out of it then. The Flyers followed that Rangers loss with a shootout loss to the Islanders!??! …

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Things I want to think, but not sure I’m allowed to

With the Flyers all but eliminated from the playoff race, I figured I’d turn my weekly column into something more fun this week (well, fun for me, but something you readers may hate). So, without further ado, here is…“Things I want to think, but not sure I’m allowed to (because I’m a Philadelphia sports fan)”: On the Pittsburgh Penguins On the Flyers Faithful podcast, intrepid rumormeister Eklund described Sidney Crosby as a “grinder,” and I cannot disagree with him. He is the best grinder of all time, and the way he plays, it makes it harder and harder for me …

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“All-Star Break” Just What Flyers Need

The Flyers are just plain bad. I said it weeks ago and still believe it today. There was always the possibility of this happening. No training camp, combined with the loss of veteran leaders like Jaromir Jagr and Matt Carle with no one to replace them, led the Flyers to this situation. There was always a feeling that the Flyers could struggle, but never this drastically. The Flyers, in the midst of a six-day layoff from their frenetic 48-game schedule, sit three games under the .500 mark with a 13-16-1 record. They are 4-6-0 in their last ten games and …

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Shootout? Shootout! Flyers Beat Devils 2-1.

Matt Read and Claude Giroux both scored in the shootout to lead the Flyers to a 2-1 shootout victory and a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Max Talbot scored for the Flyers reversed a downward trend versus the Devils beating New Jersey for the first time in the last eight games over the last two seasons. The Flyers have now won two of the last three games. Ilya Bryzgalov was outstanding for the Flyers, stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced. Bryzgalov was also stellar in the shootout, turning away 2 of 3 Devil attempts. David Clarkson …

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