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Crossing Broadcast: The Vikings Game, Touring China, Legal Problems, Clinching a Playoff Berth

JoyOnBroad - October 9, 2018

Russ, Kevin, and Bob recap the Eagles’ loss to the Vikings, explore trade possibilities for Jay Ajayi’s replacement, O-line comments, and a drop in confidence. Plus, the Sixers’ games in China, what to make of Markelle Fultz, JVR’s injury, Gabe Kapler’s potential legal issues, and the Union clinching a playoff spot.

Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @JoyOnBroad @Kevin_Kinkead @BWCrossingBroad

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast,Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast,It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, andCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Snow the Goalie: Flyers Hockey is Back!

JoyOnBroad - October 9, 2018

Anthony and Russ recap the Flyers 5-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights and a 5-2 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche. The guys then react to the JVR injury news, identify their standouts and disappointments through two games, and answer Twitter questions regarding the team’s poor defensive showing and Brian Elliott’s stellar play. Plus, five star iTunes reviews and a new edition of “Who’s That Flyer?”.

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter:@AntSanPhilly @JoyOnBroad

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Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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BetStars NJ Review and $500 in Free Bets Promo

BetStars NJ launched their sports betting app which is now available for both iOS and Android, and they offering a pretty outrageous promo code and deposit bonus. Owned by The Stars Group, a Canadian-based company that powers the popular PokerStars app, BetStars is targeting DraftKings and FanDuel directly, bringing its mobile-focused product to New Jersey with an AGGRESSIVE promo and deposit bonus. Bonus: $500 in free bets and 100-1 odds on any team to win the

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Need To Know Betting Trends For The Eagles and Panthers

After seemingly getting back on track last Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, the Eagles will look to climb over the .500 mark when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Panthers, who are 1-4 all-time in regular season games played in Philadelphia, are looking for their first road victory of the season, and they will have their work cut out for them if they hope to get it. The

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James van Riemsdyk to Miss a Lot of Games

Kevin Kinkead - October 8, 2018

This Columbus Day blows.

First the Eagles lose.

Then the Sixers lose.

Now this:

Five to six weeks, eh? That would put JVR in line to come back around 11/15 for the Devils game or maybe 11/21 for the Sabres game.

He’s in line to miss 16 to 18 games with the injury, which stems from a pair of blocked shots in the first period of the Colorado game.

Jordan Weal, you’re up.

Not as Bad as it Seemed: Takeaways from Avalanche 5, Flyers 2

Anthony SanFilippo - October 7, 2018

Flyers Twitter is my favorite place to go when I’m looking for a sports-related laugh.

During and following the team’s 5-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night, the social media platform was ablaze with the same old complaints about the team – bad coaching, turnovers, questioning Andrew MacDonald’s existence, etc.

It was a far cry from the abject elation that was emanating from Twitter following a solid 5-2 win in Vegas on opening night Thursday.

On that night, the Flyers were going to be a chic pick to go far in the playoffs, their depth was being praised, the growth of their young talent was being praised, and all was right with the world.

The difference between winning and losing certainly brings out the extremes in the schizophrenic world of Philadelphia hockey.

I’m about to make it a little more confusing for you:

The Flyers actually played a really good game against the Avalanche, and at times, were actually better than they were against Vegas.

Yeah, their mistakes were more magnified because they either resulted in goals against or incredibly high percentage chances that Brian Elliott was forced to be superhuman and keep out of the net, but the Flyers really had good flow. They skated with a very fast Colorado team. The Flyers breakouts were mostly good. Their 5-on-5 play was really good after an uneven first period. The No. 1 power play didn’t score, but it looked really good. The penalty kill was OK – the Avs didn’t score on the power play until the final four minutes of the game, so the Flyers did a good job of disrupting their set. However I felt Colorado was allowed to set up too easily, which means the Flyers weren’t great killing through the neutral zone.

And Elliott was superb again.

So, things weren’t that bad and we have a few things to talk about, but, for the most part, it’s football Sunday, so I know your attention will be elsewhere, so I’ll try to keep this short:

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Opening Statement – Takeaways from Flyers 5, Golden Knights 2

Anthony SanFilippo - October 5, 2018

There was something different about Thursday morning.

When I drove my kid to school, it was still dark out. There was a slight chill in the air. A radio station called me to go on the air, briefly. I was tasked with staying up well past midnight in order to write a story for the following morning.

Yep. It’s October. Yep, it’s hockey season.

A lot of people in the Philadelphia area celebrated that on Thursday – the start of a new season, where hope springs eternal and visions of the Flyers skating with a silver chalice for the first time in 43 years dance in imaginations from Yardley to Yeadon.

And while turning those visions into expectations is still quite premature, the Flyers did give their fans what they wanted Thursday night. In what is becoming a bit of an (unwelcome) tradition, the Flyers kicked off their season on the West Coast, and much like last year, were rude house guests and spoiled the home opener of their opponent.

And although the Flyers beat the defending Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights 5-2, they didn’t do it with speed or tenacity, but rather with smart positional play (eventually) and goaltending.

Four of the five Flyers goals were fluky or fortunate – but if you are going to be a good team you have to make your own good luck sometimes, and the more impressive aspects of the game were bottling up the neutral zone to take away Vegas’ strength and a really strong effort in goal by Brian Elliott.

Let’s break it down:

1. Moose Tracking

Elliott is the lone goalie on the roster, not injured that is, who the Flyers seem to have confidence in when he’s on the ice.

However, Elliott is not normally a fast starter and is coming off of not one but two surgeries in nine months, so it would be easy to forgive Elliott if he got off to another slow start.

Uh… not the case:

And this was just one of his 23 saves. And it wasn’t even his best – just the best one I could find on the Twitter by the peeps who make these things.

Nevertheless, Elliott was strong, especially low and along the ice. It seemed like that was the Golden Knights’ strategy to beat Elliott, but he was able to do a good job of squaring himself to the shooter, stacking the pads, and making himself look bigger than he is.

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Video: Gritty’s Appearance on Conan Last Night

Kyle Scott - October 4, 2018

Gritty dropped by Conan last night and we got to meet the man behind the mask.

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Gritty Appears With New England Patriots Fan

Kevin Kinkead - October 4, 2018

Dave Porter I think his name is?

Or is it Portnoy? Dave Portnoy?

He does that one website.

Anyway, he appeared with Gritty yesterday for a segment reviewing pizza at some place in New York City:

“You got scumbag Philly people doing scumbag things.”

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Flyers Renew Agreement with Beasley Media, 97.5 Adds Hockey Program

Kevin Kinkead - October 4, 2018

This got lost in the RADIO WARS shuffle, but with the dawn of a new Flyers season upon us, I wanted to drop it in here this morning.

The team apparently signed an extension to remain with Beasley Media Group as their broadcast partner. That means 97.5 the Fanatic will remain the Flyers’ flagship station and 93.3 WMMR will continue to be involved as well.

The interesting part of the press release is the news that 97.5 will be doing some original Flyers programming this year:

Since 2012, 97.5 The Fanatic and 93.3 WMMR have broadcast all Flyers preseason, regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games, and that will continue into next season and beyond. In addition, new original Flyers programming will be introduced on a weekly basis on 97.5 The Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. The first “Fanatic Flyers Weekly” hosted by Jason Myrtetus and Chris Therien will air this Thursday from 6-7 p.m.

Therien was recently part of the Flyers television broadcasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia but was let go as part of an offseason reshuffle. Myrtetus you know as the station’s midday host, who will be anchoring alongside Anthony Gargano moving forward. I’m told that ice hockey superfan Mike Missanelli will not be appearing on “Fanatic Flyers Weekly.”

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