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Decent Value on Claude Giroux and Joel Embiid

Kevin Kinkead - August 15, 2018

Bovada came out today with odds on the NBA MVP and the NHL’s Hart Trophy winner.

Claude Giroux and Joel Embiid at both listed, Giroux at 25/1 and Embiid given 16/1 odds.

The lists:

15/1 for last year’s winner, Taylor Hall. McDavid, the favorite, won it the year before as an NHL sophomore.

Giroux wound up 4th last season despite finishing second in the league with 102 points. McDavid finished 5th.

This was the rest of the top ten:

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Flyers-Penguins as NHL 94 Game

Kyle Scott - March 25, 2013

Besides trolling you for the first 30 seconds of this video, Benstonium’s NHL 94-ization of the Flyers’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins is kind of mesmerizing. And sad. It’s sad, too. Because one of the only inaccuracies in the video is the fact that the Flyers’ defensemen move wayyyy slower than those little 2-D sprites in the original game.

via Pensblog

More Jam, Please

Kyle Scott - March 8, 2013

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I really don’t feel like writing about that game. There’s no excuse for blowing a 4-1 lead between dinner and cake of my mom’s 59th birthday party last night. I went from bloated, buzzed and bonered after watching the first period during dinner to pissed off and generally anti-social by the time cake rolled around. Thanks, Flyers.

There no denying the effort in the second period was laughable. But again, it wouldn’t hurt to have a goalie that could occasionally save their bacon. No matter how you slice it, the Penguins still scored three goals on 12 shots.

This quote from Peter Laviolette sums up the real problem, though:

Q:  Was there something that’s collectively missing, in terms of a killer instinct, or the ability to stay with a tempo? 

A:  There was a little bit of both today.  Even going out in the 3rd period when the score is 4 to 4.  Being able to finish off games, I think we need to do a better job then what we’ve done this year.  We’ve had a lot of tie games and a lot of situations to win games and they’ve slipped away.  Consistency is something we’ve been battling as well.  You go from a real strong first period to an inconsistent second period that ended up costing you a day.  Certainly it’s not where we want to be. 


The second period is almost understandble after an ejaculatory first. But to come out in the third period, at home, tied 4-4, with your biggest rival, with the same lame duck effort, and to never mount a reasonable offensive, is inexcusable. And hover would be a good way to describe what Claude Giroux does in the high slot and along the sideboards while his teammates go after loose pucks in the corner. Needs more captain, this team.

Jake The Snake Tricked a Bunch of Fat, Sweaty Yinzers Last Night

Kyle Scott - February 21, 2013

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Dan Bylsma looks like a little boy.

Is it weird that's all I can think about after a thrilling 6-5 Flyers win against that god awful, pansy-ass team from the sweaty undercarriage of Pennsylvania? Dan Bylsma looks like a little boy in a big boy suit. Sweet glasses. Fix your collar, sir.

If that observation from the big win seems rudimentary, I do apologize– I didn’t see much of the game live, as I was hosting pro wrestling quizzo at a packed Drinker’s Tavern, where the questions stopped during the thrilling final five minutes of the game. And the only thing on the TV screen that continually distracted me as I hurled questions about beefy men in tights was Bylsma’s wayward tie and collar. I have issues.

Now, let’s talk about the game.

Perhaps it was fitting that Jake the Snake recorded a hat trick on this night. You can say many things about him not being consistent, but you can never argue the fact that he always looks like he just scored a conference finals OT winner when he puts the puck in the net– pale, a thinning, never been kissed down there-style beard, and that open-mouthed electric shock therapy thing. It’s all fucking gross, actually. Gross, but hot, too.

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Even better about Jake’s hatty was that he became the second player obtained from Columbus in the Jeff Carter trade to record a hat trick at the Consol Energy Center in front of unemployed Yinzers (Sean Couturier did it in the playoffs last year), and that makes Pens bloggers all sorts of sad:

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Some cold water for your post-game boner: Yeah, yeah, I know– Claude Giroux spoke in Montreal and his team has scored 12 13 goals in the two games since. Great effort by the Flyers last night. But that kind of ignores the fact that the Penguins put the puck in the net seven times. One disallowed goal was kicked in. The other, Evgeni Malkin’s shot was snared by Bryz when the puck appeared to have already crossed the goal line. The unofficial O.J. Rule came into play… that is, the puck appeared to be in the net, but there was no conclusive video evidence because of some controversy surrounding a glove. Whatever. Bryz staring down his Russian buddy – the only hockey player he follows on Twitter – made it all worth it: 

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Maybe if he stopped slashing G’s wrists, via the Flyers’ city-leading PR department: Claude Giroux (232 wins) and Sidney Crosby (212 wins) came into tonight’s game 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the NHL in faceoff wins; Giroux was 5-for-17 (29 pct) against Crosby tonight. 

This: Tonight vs. Fla is cheapest game at Wells Fargo rest of the year. Pairs from $42.

Mike Milbury called Sidney Crosby and Malkin "crack addicts."

Finally, two must-watch videos after the jump: Wayne Simmonds – who , yes, was called a “nigger” by Penguins fans on Twitter – polishing Tanner Glass, and the full game highlights, which, when condensed, are awesome. Spoiler alert: that second video, much like the game, ends with this:

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Who Are You, 32-Year-Old Union Worker From Atlantic City Who Gave a Young Girl with Cancer Your Claude Giroux Jersey on Saturday?

Kyle Scott - January 22, 2013

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Former, follicly-privileged referee Kerry Fraser, with whom I rode the press elevator before the Flyers-Penguins game on Saturday (his hair is as spectacular up-close as it looks on TV), wrote about his experience at said game in his most recent column for TSN. In it, he described the scene at the Wells Fargo Center, the loudness of Flyers fans… and an exchange he witnessed between a “blue collar” Flyers fan (that should narrow it down…) and a young girl with cancer.

Go ahead, Kerry: [TSN]

Here's a must-share story I witnessed firsthand at the game which demonstrates the true heart of a hockey fan. At the end of the first period, a 32-year-old unemployed iron worker from the Atlantic City Union exited the complimentary seat he was given and was about to enter the concourse area.

Wearing the "Giroux" captain's jersey the fan purchased that very morning in hopes of getting it signed by his favourite player someday was a dead giveaway as to his team loyalty. This hockey fan was about to walk past a mother and her little girl (age 5) when he noticed that the child was wearing a surgical mask over her mouth. 

The absence of hair on her little head along with her look was an indication that the child was a cancer patient. The blue collar fan then paused and asked the little girl if she was a Claude Giroux fan? As the child nodded he removed the brand new Giroux jersey, handed it to the little girl and said, "You are an angel and I would like to give this jersey to you."

The little girl beamed with excitement and commented to her mother that the jersey had the new "C" on the front. The good Samaritan Flyers fan simply walked away with a tear in his eye. The name of the fan is being withheld at his request because like most acts of kindness, he did not want to bring attention to himself. I felt the need to bring attention to the act of one terrific hockey fan and human being.


See, we’re not all bad.

H/T to (@mdgoalie37)

NBC Thinks Penguins Won Playoff Series Last Spring

Kyle Scott - January 17, 2013

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Say… what?

Oh, mega conglomerate, no. You didn’t. You own the Flyers. And NBC. How do you get this wrong?

“And Claude Giroux and the Flyers have their sights set on revenge for last season's playoff loss to Pitt.”

Yeah, no.

Video after the jump.

H/T to (@frsstrm33), Victoria and Vince, who sent the video

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Claude Giroux is Officially the Flyers’ Captain

Kyle Scott - January 15, 2013

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Now we can finally stop talking about what was inevitable and play some hockey. From the Flyers' website:

The Philadelphia Flyers today named Claude Giroux the 19th captain in the franchise’s history, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.  In addition, Holmgren announced that Kimmo Timonen will serve as associate captain, while Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains. 


We’re not sure what an associate captain is, but OK. 

You can customize your own Claude Giroux captain Flyers jersey at the league’s official store.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is Selling Claude Giroux Jerseys with a “C” on Them

Kyle Scott - January 8, 2013

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From our friends over at The School Philly we find that Dick’s Sporting Goods is selling Claude Giroux replica jerseys with a “C” on them. 

Giroux, of course, isn’t yet the Flyers' captain (though reporters keeping asking him about it).

Dick’s website is run by eBay-owned GSI Commerce – my old stomping grounds – a King of Prussia-based business founded by Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin. The “C” designation that shows up on the product image is nothing more than a merchandiser (incorrectly) checking off Giroux’s name in a drop-down menu. Reebok is not currently producing Giroux jerseys with a “C” on them, nor is this any indication that Giroux will be the Flyers’ captain. But, the letter sure looks pretty on there…