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The Flyers Have Called up THE GHOST

Pictured here: Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere discuss strategy. Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere discuss strategy, Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Just in time for Halloween!

From the Flyers:

The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, today.

A G G G G G G G GHOST!

Asked for comment, the Red Wings said: “We ain’t afraid of no Gostisbehere.” That remains to be seen… or does it?

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Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald to both Miss Four Weeks

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Hextall announced this morning than defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both have lower body injuries and will miss “approximately four weeks.” Coburn hasn’t played since opening night and had been rehabbing an injury he suffered during that contest, while MacDonald had played in all seven games so far, with three points and a second-place spot on the team in average ice time. Having a (more) depleted defensive squad is certainly not going to help the already struggling Flyers. So far, there’s no word on who will be called up to fill their spots.

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Former Penguins Cheap Shot Artist James Neal Says the Flyers Are Soooo Far Inside the Penguins’ Heads

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James Neal, whom you may remember as the guy who almost ended the life of young wolf Sean Couturier, was in shock this summer when the Penguins traded him to the Predators (the Pittsburgh-to-Nashville career arc is not one any human should be subjected to). He recounted the surprise to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this week, and in doing so told Yohe that the 2012 playoff series with the Flyers basically destroyed the Penguins organization. This excerpt is delicious [I have bolded the parts that excite me greatly]:

Although Neal doesn’t have answers for the Penguins’ playoff flameouts, he believes the team’s course was altered permanently after falling to the Flyers in 2012.

“Why we struggled in the playoffs is still a tough question to answer,” Neal said. “I don’t think anyone really can.”

Without prompting, the Flyers entered Neal’s mind.

“I didn’t watch the game (on Wednesday),” Neal said. “But I guess they lost again to the Flyers, eh? It’s the same thing that went on when I was there. What the Flyers do to the Penguins … I don’t know why things didn’t go the way they should have gone in the playoffs. I don’t know why everyone got so rattled. But it’s not my problem anymore.”

The Flyers are so far inside the Penguins’ heads that it’s almost become a joke. You know that stomach-churning, suddenly-self-aware feeling you get when you run across an ex years later, because even though you’ve totally moved on, the resentment is still there? You feel that puffing up your chest (guy) or pushing out your chest (girl) will suddenly make them envious of your recent success and happiness, but all it really does is make you seem more awkward and pathetic than they already thought you were? Well, that’s the Penguins when the Flyers come to town. They’ve been so wronged over the years that they can’t help but be a bumbling mess at the mere site of G or Coots. They may have moved on to bigger and better things, but the Orange and Black will always be their kryptonite. Neal left town, and he still can’t shake them from his memories.

Barely related:

via (@collinmehalick)

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Meek Mill’s Face is Photoshopped onto Claude Giroux’s Body for his Philadelphia Flyer Mixtape Cover

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The Sporting News read way too much into things and tried to say this mixtape title and cover was a shot at fellow Mayback Music Group member Wale (because he once name-dropped Alex Ovechkin). What it really is though, is a ridiculous cover for Meek Mill’s newest mixtape, which comes with this tagline:

After facing time in the penalty box, Meek Mill jumps back on the ice, faces off and scores big with Philadelphia Flyer, a slap shot of the latest and flyest music from Maybach Music Group’s very own.

Between this and that carjacker, will the real Giroux please stand up?!

You can grab the mixtape (and the cover) for yourself over here.

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Doc Emrick Is Awesome: Drops on in to Penn State’s New Hockey Arena Just for the Heck of It

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Doc Emrick motored in to Happy Valley for no particular reason today. He was dragging himself along from Pittsburgh on up to Newark after calling the Flyers’ victory over the Penguins when he decided he would saunter on in to the Pegula Ice Arena to scope Penn State’s new hockey home. He simply craved a tour:

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I’m sure the folks at PSU were happy to shuffleboard him along at their new digs.

Now seems like a great time for the Doc Emrick soundboard.

Fun Doc Emrick story: I may have told this before, but the first game after the lockout in early 2013 I was at a urinal in the press box bathroom at the Wells Fargo Center when I heard a voice behind me screeching to no one in particular, “Good to be back in the saddle again!” It was a gleeful Doc, excited to be back calling games. I really, really wanted him to narrate the remainder of my piss – shoots it along the sidewall to avoid splash back, dribbles a little onto himself, zips up tight, torques the handle to flush, and skitters along to the sink - but I fought the urge to ask him. Anyway, the dude just loves to puck.

That’s my second-best famous voice encounter in a bathroom. The other one was Sean McDonough at a urinal at Villanova. He was on the phone and trash-talking his BC fan friend (the Cats were playing, a would go on to beat, BC that night). He then brushed his teeth in the sink. Public restroom. Weird guy overall, I think.

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A Guy Wearing a Knockoff Claude Giroux Jersey Carjacked a Man at a North Philly Gas Station

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YO G, IS THAT YOU?!* Hands where we can’t see ‘em!

Philadelphia Police have released this surveillance video of a man wearing a horrible black knockoff Claude Giroux jersey who carjacked an unsuspecting 24-year-old in North Philly yesterday:

On October 22, 2014, at 3:15 pm, the complainant, a 24 year-old male, and a friend were at a Shell gas station located at 6200 North Broad Street purchasing gas when an unknown male approached him engaging him in a conversation about getting a ride. The suspect then entered the rear seat of the complainant’s car when he suddenly pulled a handgun. The complainant and passenger then exited the car calling police. The suspect then fled inside the complainant’s car, a 2014 white Toyota Corolla with a Pa. tag #JNR3637, and a vin # ending in 10262, and was last seen traveling west on Stenton Avenue from Broad Street.

Suspect Description: Black male, 20-30 years-of-age, 6’0″-6’2″, medium build, short hair, trimmed beard and mustache, tattoo under possibly of a teardrop, wearing a black/orange Flyers jersey with #28 on the back and the name “Giroux”, dark colored pants, brown boots, and armed with a handgun.

Two lessons here:

1) Never get gas in North Philly. Ever.

2) Never trust a person in a knockoff, alternative-design professional sports jersey. At the very least, they have bad taste. And they’re probably a criminal.

*Upshot? This may be the kind of assertiveness hacky beat writers have been looking for from Giroux.

via CBS Philly

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The Flyers Probably Aren’t Very Good, but They Beat the Penguins Again

Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Not sure what it is about the CONSOL Energy Center – which, ironically, had energy problems before the game last night – but the Flyers are now 10-1-1 there. Maybe the Penguins would’ve been better off had the lights never came on.

 

O Canada

Nice gesture from the Yinz having O Canada sung before the game:

But am I the only one here who thinks that the anthem singer having to switch mics for our national anthem is the weirdest thing ever? Like, that mic has an LCD screen, right? Why not just remotely change the flag to a USA flag? This can’t be that hard. I’m very perplexed by the digital mic flag. Very perplexed.

 

Whaddya say, whadday say? Let’s play some sport, kid!

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When one door closes, another one opens. We may have lost Dan Bylsma and his glasses (#respect), but we’ve gained old timey-looking Mike Johnston. I’m in agreement with reader Mike here, but I think MJ looks a little more like someone who’d play a major supporting role in Argo or Frost-Nixon.

Photo credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

You could almost hear him yelling, “Someone get the Post on the line! We need to go public with this before the President gets word. Ah, bully!” In fact, forget about “looks like,” MJ is basically Bryan Cranston:

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Pierre on Pierre

I wish I got video of it last night (because it doesn’t exist anywhere right now), but Pierre McGuire speaking french to Pierre-Edouard Bellemare after he scored his first goal made me extremely uncomfortable– more uncomfortable than that Coots interview last year. After naming every Podunk European town Bellemare has played in, McGuire started speaking in the Pierres’ native tongue. I’m fairly certain that even if Bellemare had not scored, McGuire still would have wanted to interview him – or at the very last, cuddle him – just so he could do that. Weirdo.

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No, Sidney, You’re Not Allowed to like the Rocky Movies

H/T to (@eaglesfan2018)

H/T to (@eaglesfan2018)

An old timey reporter who spoke of social media as if it was some sort of abstract concept asked Sidney Crosby about the supposed Philly blacklash over his Rocky Halloween costume. Crosby was miffed. Indignant, even:

“I was Maverick* last year from Top Gun. I’m not allowed to be a…”

It’s just kind of funny Philly fans would… they’re always looking for something.

“I like the movie, too. Maybe they’ll soften up on me because I picked that. I don’t know, we’ll see. It was all in good fun. I like the Rocky movies. There was nothing else behind it.”

If you’re looking for any last minute Halloween costume ideas and don’t want to be a Tom Cruise character, you can go as Cindy’s head bleeding, NHL 94 style:

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Flyers-Penguins tonight! That should go well.

*He would go as Maverick.

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