Flyers writers Anthony SanFilippo and Russ Joy analyze the Flyers’ recent play and postseason chances with 19 games remaining, assess the young players, and look at the future of the Metropolitan division. They then react to the Flyers’ trade deadline move sending Wayne Simmonds to Nashville, evaluate the compensation, and discuss other players who came up in trade discussions.
The guys are then joined by NHL Hall of Famer Bob Clarke. Clarke gives his assessment of Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher, differences between Fletcher and former GM Ron Hextall, reveals what the days leading up to Trade Deadline day look like from inside the war room, scouting in the modern game, the role of analytics in hockey, working with Fletcher in Florida, how to approach free agency, his thoughts on negotiating with Restricted Free Agents, how often a player’s trade value changes on deadline day, the Flyers softball team, how the off-ice player commitments have changed, knowing when it’s time to transition to a new role, and his thoughts on craft beer.
Anthony and Russ then touch on a few of Clarke’s comments, and read fan letters and iTunes reviews.
Plus, don’t forget to check out “The Press Row Show” with Anthony and Russ for pregame and intermission coverage of Flyers home games LIVE from press row of Wells Fargo Center! The show streams on Twitter/Periscope via Crossing Broad, Anthony, and Russ’ accounts and Facebook Live via the Crossing Broad page.
Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.
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