The NHL is in the process of converting the home of the Super Bowl LII Champions into the stage for the Battle of the Keystone State. When I got to the Linc on Wednesday afternoon, I didn’t expect much – after all, the league’s crew only arrived on Monday. What we found was a stunning display of human ingenuity.
In about two days of working in frigid conditions – including a snow and ice storm – workers had not only laid out the base covering that protects the field underneath, but also established the eventual site of the rink itself.
Video and updates after the jump:
Maybe I’m weird. I’ve always found those time-lapse videos from inside Wells Fargo Center of the conversion from the Flyers’ rink to the Sixers’ court absolutely fascinating. It’s incredible watching something like this being constructed at the scale this project is in the awful conditions the crew’s dealt with all week.
I had a chance to check out the @NHL #StadiumSeries rink construction progress at @LFFStadium ahead of @NHLFlyers @penguins on Feb. 23rd's #BattleOfTheKeystoneState pic.twitter.com/z5v3EqeLVy
— Russ Joy (@JoyOnBroad) February 14, 2019
We did get an update from the NHL’s Executive Vice President Dean Matsuzaki:
In case you missed it: We got an update on the rink construction from @NHL
EVP Dean Matsuzakihttps://t.co/1mBOsQulRb
— Russ Joy (@JoyOnBroad) February 13, 2019
We’ll be doing more coverage ahead of the Stadium Series game including an exclusive interview with Flyers’ coach Scott Gordon for the next episode of Snow The Goalie!
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When can we expect a CB credentialed writer for the Eagles, Sixers, or Phillies?
I was supposed to be credentialed for all of them.
You took my job.
Smells like a 5-2 loss to me. Get your bets in early and often.
The Flyers don’t have the talent to defeat Pittsburgh. To think differently you have to have unmitigated tamarity and to be audacious in your thinking. Hat trick for Cosby that’s all I am saying
They beat them in September Jack Wagon. 1-1
Hey, like how you even misspelled “temerity”. I know that was what you meant to do. Nice touch!
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