Hockey Day in America

Hey kids! Can’t stand all that trash talk about how the NHL is the sixth most popular sport in the United States? Are you tired of trying to find hockey games on your cable provider because your eyes become like pinholes after buzzing through the first 90 stations? Feel like strangling the next person who asks why teams wear dark jerseys when they play at home? Then I’ve got something for YOU! The very first Hockey Day in America, coming Sunday to an actual national network famed for international sports and a basic cable channel best known for outdoorsy-type endeavors. The marquee matchup …

Spectrum Memories: A view from above

To celebrate my 25th year of hockey fandom, I will occasionally step into the way-back machine and write about events in the Flyers’ past. For the balance of the season, I will be dipping into the well to ruminate about some things related to my love of the Philadelphia Flyers, and in general about the fan experience as a youngster. This is the fifth in the series of Spectrum Memories. As I’ve established in previous posts, I was a nosebleed dweller at the Spectrum throughout my youth. That was the deal if my parents were going to front the tickets for a whole season. Still, there were …