Your Thursday Morning Roundup

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We’re going streaking?

If you consider winning two games a streak then yeah this team is going streaking. For the second straight game, the Flyers came back from a 2-0 deficit to win, pushed by a hat-trick in that effort.

Oskar Lindblom and Sean Couturier’s three goals helped propel the Flyers to a 4-3 win at home over the Boston Bruins. Claude Giroux got his 500th career assist while Carter Hart stopped 39 of 42 shots.

Is this a turning point? Who knows, but I’d say right now no, although beating Minnesota and Boston are good wins for a team like the Flyers.

There are still many questions surrounding this team, including what’s gonna happen with Dale Weise after he cleared waivers.

Up next for the team is a Saturday night matchup in Montreal against the Canadiens. While you wait, go ahead and listen to the latest episode of Snow the Goalie with special guest Mike McKenna.

The Roundup:


Continue the theme of podcasts with a brand new episode of the Crossing Broadcast, where Kevin and Russ discuss the Saints game, the Timberwolves game, the Jeff McLane vs. Howie Roseman half-confrontation, and more.


After crushing the Timberwolves 149-107 on Tuesday night, the Sixers travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers tonight at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia and nationally on TNT.

Will Wilson Chandler have a big performance after Joel Embiid jokingly called him “f***ing trash”?

Are the Sixers interested in trading for Noah Vonleh? The answer is no.


There’s not a ton of Eagles stuff now that the season is over, but Brett Favre thinks Doug Pederson should keep Nick Foles over Carson Wentz.

“No disrespect at all to Carson Wentz. I think he’s already proven that he’s a great quarterback. Totally different than Nick Foles. Nick Foles, to me, is more of a (Tom) Brady-esque type quarterback. Very limited in what he can do but very, very good in what he does. He’s a pure pocket passer and he’s great at dishing it out and he’s proven that he’s clutch. He did it this past week, he did it last year, he’s done it time and time again, and he’s proven that he can win the big games. That, I think, is what we have to look at, or the Eagles, or anyone in a similar situation — it’s about winning, it’s about being clutch, doing really what you expect your players to do. And he does it as well as anyone.”

Alshon Jeffery got a ton of love at the Sixers game on Tuesday.

Former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo will become Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator.


The White Sox offered Manny Machado a seven-year, $175 million deal. That sounds cheap.


In college hoops, Temple took care of East Carolina 85-74, while La Salle fell short against George Washington 59-56.


In other sports news, James Harden went off for 58 points, but the Rockets lost to the Nets in overtime.

Kyrie Irving apologized to LeBron James.

Jerry Jones thinks Jason Garrett would have at least five head coaching offers.


In the news, a man was shot in the face in North Philadelphia over $20.

Michael Cohen reportedly paid someone thousands of dollars to rig online polls.

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4 Responses

  1. The flyers played 2 teams that had poor goaltending performances, They were badly outshot in last nights game. The flyers are slow up and down the lineup. The team doesn’t value speed, never has. Ghost is living up to his nickname. Provorov is playing terrible. Placeholders like Raffl, Lehtera, Amac, Weisse (he’ll be back for the habs game) still get significant minutes and contribute squat at 5vs5. They refuse to promote Tyler Myers. They have an unmovable contract with Voracek. They are going to squander away any value on Simmonds in this years deadline buyers market. They do have some positives going for them, Giroux is still doing G things, Coutourier and JVR are starting to produce at previous levels. hart looks like he has the mental edge goalies like Bryz, Mason etc… did not have. Sam Morin is close. Fletcher seems to be stuck in neutral, why the f*ck is Lehtera still on the team? Why are we allowing faster players like leier and NAK to languish in the AHL? Are we buyers or sellers? Lose for Hughes Chuck.

    1. I’ve never seen a professional hockey team turn the puck over more than the Flyers. They stole one last night and were outplayed. Fools Gold.

      1. The flyers played 2 teams that had great goaltending performances, They were hardly outshot in last nights game. The flyers are quick up and down the lineup. The team seems to value speed, always has. Ghost is living up to his potential. Provorov is playing well. Cornerstones like Raffl, Lehtera, Amac, Weisse still get significant minutes and contribute at 5vs5. They promoted Tyler Myers. They have a monster player with Voracek. They are going to squander away any value on Hart in this years deadline buyers market. They do have some negatives going for them, Giroux is still doing Gway things, Coutourier and JVR are buying produce from ACME. hart looks like he has to fart like Bryz, Mason etc… did not. Sam Morin is dapper. Fletcher seems to be stuck in fast forward, why the baloopers is Lehtera not on the 1st line? Why aren’t we allowing buffer players like leier and NAK to languish in the AHL? Are we jeepers or creepers? Win for Din Din.

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