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Buzz On Broad:
Image courtesy of the Associated Press
Although Thursday wasn't nearly as exciting as Wednesday was, there is always something to talk about when it comes to Philly sports.
As we all know, the Eagles introduced Chip Kelly as their new head coach. If you missed the press conference, here is the complete transcript. (Philadelphia Eagles)
In the baseball world, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been selected to represent Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. (Philliedelphia)
Thursday night the Flyers held an open practice free to the public at the Wells Fargo Center. CSN Philly has a video of Claude Giroux donning the "C" for the first time. (CSN Philly)
Apparently NBC thought the Penguins defeated the Flyers in the postseason last year. #PensIn7 (Buzz on Broad)
The Sixers signed Shelvin Mack yesterday, while Maalkin Wayns 10 day contract expired. (Liberty Ballers)
NHL hockey is back on Saturday. Yes, Flyers hockey is back tomorrow! (The Orange Update)
At the Flyers open practice, Scott Hartnell and the gang had some fun with their new captain. With Giroux leading the team out of the tunnel, G stepped on the ice, the rest of the team did not. The locker room wanted Claude to have his moment. Here's the video for yourself:
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An NBC commercial promoting the NHL season opener between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers got its facts mixed up by claiming that the Penguins defeated the Flyers in last year's playoffs. The ad sells the game with this:
Sid "The Kid" (Crosby) and the Penguins face off with rival Philly...and Claude Giroux and the Flyers have their sights set on revenge...
The NHL is back, and NBC is putting the full court press with advertisements for this weekend's slate of games on NBC and NBC Sports Network, including the above promo for the Penguins-Flyers game that will air regionally on NBC.
In the voiceover, there is a mention made of Claude Giroux and the Flyers having their sights set on revenge for last season's playoff loss...
Very disappointed that Chris Pronger snubbed the media today when we all wanted to talk to him about Claude Giroux.
We agreed in advance not to discuss Chris's LTIR status or his post-concussion syndrome. This was about Giroux.
None of us are certain why Pronger, who asked for 24 hrs to consider giving us an interview chose to diss the media. He only talked to the Flyers...
NBC is off to an awesome start with their hockey coverage this year. Via Puck Daddy:
"Claude Giroux and the Flyers have their sights set on revenge for last season’s playoff loss to Pitt."
Ten bucks says NBC got their results from the script Bettman wrote for last season and not from what actually happened.
Get used to the name Scott Laughton.
The rookie who played junior for Oshawa will be on the Flyers roster when it is released later today.
Here's the transcript, courtesy of the Flyers, from his interview after THUR night's practice:
Flyers center Scott Laughton
What was it like playing in front of the fans at practice tonight?
âIt was kind of like a...
Claude Giroux will be named the Flyers next captain this Thursday, at the team’s open practice at the Wells Fargo Center. The naming was pushing to Thursday it would a public affair and to the Flyer-ed up week of events. This announcement that will be televised and streamed online. Defense-man Chris Pronger had been the…
NHLTags: Brayden SchennKurtis FosterLuke SchennScott LaughtonAll NHL teams were required to finalize their rosters today in preparation for tomorrow’s opening games across the league.
There aren’t too many surprises on the Philadelphia Flyers’ opening roster, but their line and pairing placement is interesting.
First Line: Scott Hartnell...
Leadership is not an issue for Flyers
To the surprise of no one, the Flyers have appointed Claude Giroux as their new captain. I'm not in favor of a team automatically appointing it's best player as captain, but I think Giroux can handle the added responsibilities with no problem.
Giroux already displayed leadership traits on and off the ice and, at age 25, has enough...
Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images
By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Down 2-1 in the third period of the season opener against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, new Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury all alone, courtesy of a rinkwide saucer pass from linemate Scott Hartnell.
Instead, a barely-audible whistle blew, signifying the only...
Tomorrow afternoon, the Flyers will open the 2013 season in front of a full Wells Fargo Center crowd. The opponent, rival Pittsburgh Penguins.
According to Sam Carchidi, the line combinations for tomorrow will be as follows:
Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Brayden Schenn Max Talbot - Sean Couturier - Jake...
The NHL lockout only seemed to drag on such an interminable length that last season was a distant memory.
The reality is, April was only nine months ago, not so long that it's too hard to remember who won the first-round playoff series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Penguins-Flyers is a rivalry so big, it's kicking off NBC's season coverage...
The NHL is off to a great start! The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to face one another in a “rematch” of last year’s insane playoff series in which the Flyers won in six games. Someone at NBC obviously didn’t pay attention to that detail. Ah, screw it! HOCKEY’S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!
The NHL needs a “previously on” recap before games, I guess.Hockey’s been gone so long, even the networks airing hockey games don’t remember what happened the last time the NHL was in season. They know the Kings won the Stanley Cup. Their logo has a basketball on it for some reason, right? They know Wayne Gretzky’s daughter has an Instagram account and a fantastic body...
Before today the best 60 minutes of Paul Martin's Penguin career was his introductory press conference.
Today Martin and the rest of the defense set the tone with a complete 60 minute effort.
We can tell ourselves that this game will never avenge being beat in the playoffs by the Flyers, but guess what it does a little bit.
Especially when you think about the fact...