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Flyers to Play in Twenty Nationally Televised Games

Russ Joy - August 6, 2019

The NHL and NBC Sports announced their regular season nationally televised games today and there’s good news for fans of the Orange & Black. The Flyers will play in nearly 20% of the 109 games to air across the NBC family of networks, shining a very bright spotlight on new head coach Alain Vigneault and his team. While the NHL and NBC are busy boasting about nearly 75% of the league’s teams being featured on “Wednesday Night Hockey”, I want to take a look at the team you care the most about. Here’s how the national TV schedule breaks down for the Flyers:

Wednesday Night Hockey

14 of the 25 “Wednesday Night Hockey” presentations will feature a double-header, which is notable for Flyers fans on two levels. First, the Flyers will play 7-of-8 of their “Wednesday Night Hockey” games as part of a double-header, which has led NBC to give games an earlier start time than many are accustomed to. That means instead of Eastern/Western Conference double-headers starting at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM ET or later, games this season will begin at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM ET.

DateAway TeamHome TeamStart Time
October 9New Jersey DevilsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 PM
October 16Philadelphia FlyersEdmonton Oilers9:30 PM
November 13Washington CapitalsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 PM
December 11Philadelphia FlyersColorado Avalanche9:30 PM
January 8Washington CapitalsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 PM
January 15Philadelphia FlyersSt. Louis Blues8:00 PM
March 4Philadelphia FlyersWashington Capitals7:00 PM
April 1Philadelphia Flyers New York Rangers7:30 PM

A few notable matchups:

  • Three of the Flyers’ eight WNH games are against the Washington Capitals.
  • The March 4 matchup in Washington features the lone 7:00 PM start time for the Flyers on WNH.
  • The January 15 matchup will see the Flyers take on the reigning, defending, undisputed Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues led by former Flyers coach Craig Berube.
  • The Blues game has a special 8:00 PM start time, since it’s not part of a double-header.


DateAway TeamHome TeamStart Time
March 1Philadelphia FlyersNew York Rangers12:00 PM
March 29Pittsburgh PenguinsPhiladelphia Flyers12:00 PM

There are only twelve games currently slated to be aired on NBC, with all but two -a Thanksgiving Showdown on Black Friday and the New Years Day Winter Classic- to take place on a Sunday. The Flyers play in two of the twelve games including a March 1 tilt at Madison Square Garden and a Battle of Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center on March 29.

The rest of the Flyers’ nationally televised games after the jump:

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Here’s the First Union Contract for SB Nation Writers

Kevin Kinkead - August 6, 2019

We wrote a story about two months ago titled, “SB Nation Writers are Tweeting Their CEO, Asking for a Fair Labor Contract,” and maybe you recall folks from Bleeding Green and other local sites pushing for a deal with a concerted social media effort.

They now have that deal, which was agreed upon in June after a 29-hour bargaining session, but today the entire thing was posted online if you want to read it. They bargained for a $56,000 salary minimum, health insurance for part timers, paid parental leave, plus COBRA and severance and a bunch of other stuff.

Here’s the new six-tier wage scale written out at the end of the document, after the jump:

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Here’s Gritty Pulling a Drum Out of His Rear End

Kevin Kinkead - August 2, 2019

EA Sports’ NHL 20 hits the shelves on September 13th, so everybody get pumped.

Auston Matthews will be on the cover, which is whatever, but Gritty does appear in the game, which should be exciting.

Here’s an animation of him banging on a drum, but where does the drum actually come from? Gritty wants to know:

Gritty appears to pull the drum out of his rear end, then he puts it back into his butt after he’s done playing it.

The EASPORTSNHL Twitter handle simply replied with “lol,” which feels like a missed opportunity.


Snow The Goalie: Looking Ahead with Bill Meltzer

Russ Joy - August 1, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by the great Bill Meltzer of to discuss:

  • Paul Holmgren’s tenure with the Flyers
  • Ron Hextall as a rumored favorite for the Minnesota Wild GM opening
  • Flyers’ draft takeaways and Cam York’s potential
  • The Hayes/Patrick dynamic
  • Reason to panic about Provorov/Konecny not being signed?
  • Chances a young prospect makes the team as the 3RW?
  • Thoughts on the Metropolitan Division and the Flyers’ standing
  • Twitter Questions

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Flyers Alumni Celebrate Coach Who Successfully Escaped To City Where He Could Actually Win The Damn Thing

Kyle Scott - July 31, 2019

This is so OB it hurts.

For real, if you were to cut this photo open you’d find the dried complainatory ink-stains from Sam Carchidi’s years on the beat a treasure trove of Bullies-era groupthink clinging to the notion that theirs was the right way.

Mind you, the Flyers jettisoned Craig Berube into the sun only for him to stumble into a bad situation in St. Louis, which he promptly recovered from and won the f@#$ing Stanley Cup to the tune of a South Philly Mummer’s bar playing Gloria in his team’s honor.

What to do? Follow in the footsteps of the great Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Kimmo Timonen, John Stevens and every other sorry sack who had to go elsewhere to actually win something. Berube being fired during an ostensibly progressive era where (LOL!) Ron Hextall, Paul Holmgren and Bobby Clarke were the Flyers’ top three hockey ops guys only to return a few years later to be celebrated for sowing his wild oats outside the castle is so delicious if not for the sadness it dredges up thanks to the realization we long for the days the team actually had an owner who cared just enough not to win in 40 years.

Was that a run-on sentence? Who cares. Good on Berube.

The Minnesota Wild Are Reportedly Interested in… Ron Hextall?

Kevin Kinkead - July 30, 2019

In a rather unusual move, the Minnesota Wild fired general manager Paul Fenton this week, a little more than one year into his tenure.

Wild owner Craig Leopold said Chuck Fletcher’s replacement “was not the right fit for the organization,” which seems like a diplomatic way to put lipstick on their pig of a season, a season highlighted (lowlighted?) by trades of Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle, and Mikael Granlund.

Since the NHL is a “retread league,” the Wild are apparently interested in talking to former Flyers GM Ron Hextall:

That would be interesting.

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A Real Estate Podcast Ripped Off Broad Street Hockey’s Logo

Kevin Kinkead - July 18, 2019

Well here’s something you don’t see every day.

Apparently former Flyer Brian Propp is the “Director of Strategic Relationships” for a company called “Wolf Commercial Real Estate.” WCRE recently launched a podcast called “Broad Street Brokers,” which sounds kind of boring if we’re being totally honest, but that’s not important. This story is about their logo, which looks very similar to the Broad Street Hockey SB Nation website logo.


Yes, that looks very similar to BSH, which did not sit well with Deputy Managing Editor Kelly Hinkle and others, after the jump:

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We’re All Having Fun with FaceApp’s “Old” Filter

Kevin Kinkead - July 17, 2019

I’m not sure how or when this recent fad started, but everybody is out here sharing photos that have been put through FaceApp’s “old” filter, and the results are great.

If you wanna get in on the action, just download FaceApp, select a picture, and then you can put a bunch of filters on your face, such as old, young, glasses, bangs, etc. And whatever with the security concerns; if the Russians steal your photos, so what? Sports teams and other brands are latching on to this craze and presenting us with great images, such as these from the Eagles:

Here are some more good ones, after the jump, starting with Doug Pederson:

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