Posts for Kevin Hayes

Crossing Broadcast and Snow The Goalie: Nov. 18, 2019

Russ Joy - November 18, 2019

Crossing Broadcast “The Patriots Game, What’s Ailing the Sixers?”

Kevin, Anthony, Bob, and Russ break down the Eagles loss to the Patriots, the fan and media’s blame game of Carson Wentz vs. his receivers, a solid game from the defense and more. The guys then discuss what’s been ailing the Sixers against good teams and end the show with Kevin’s Mt. Rushmore of Chain Restaurants.

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Snow The Goalie “Frost Warning: The Call-Up, What it Means, What to Expect”

Anthony and Russ react to the call-up of Morgan Frost and discuss the ramifications of the move, a message being sent, and what to expect from the young center. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer joins the show to offer his thoughts on Frost, the team, and talks about his and Wayne Fish’s new book The Big 50: Philadelphia Flyers. The guys then talk about Phil Myers’ removal from the lineup and take a look at the week ahead.

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Go Ahead, Call it a Comeback: Flyers 7-4 Blue Jackets

Russ Joy - October 27, 2019

With 17:45 remaining in the third period, Josh Anderson took a wide shot that ricocheted off the board behind the Flyers’ net and deposited it past the outstretched glove of a sprawling Brian Elliott to put the Columbus Blue Jackets up 4-2 in the teams’ first matchup of the season. It looked like it would be more of the same for the Orange & Black, who came into Saturday night’s game having dropped all four matchup a year ago and an even more woeful 5-11-8 record against Columbus dating back to December 21, 2013.

It would’ve been understandable if Anderson’s goal shut down any hope of a Flyers comeback and to be quite honest, last year’s team may have very well turned off the effort when they fell behind 3-2. But this isn’t your 2018-19 Flyers. This isn’t your 2017-18 Flyers. Heck, this isn’t the past six years’ Flyers. This is a confident bunch that entered Saturday night’s game outshooting, out-chancing, and outworking the opposition game-in and game-out.

When I went back to rewatch the third period this morning, my wife looked at the score with just over nine minutes remaining and uttered, “I thought you said they blew out Columbus.” With both teams skating 4-on-4, captain Claude Giroux whipped the puck to Shayne Gostisbehere, who waited in the slot an absolutely buried a one-timer past Joonas Korpisalo for the team’s third goal of the game and Ghost’s first of the season:

 

With just under seven and a half minutes remaining, the offensive zone face-off worked its way to the blue line, where it was swung to Jake Voracek, then to defenseman Ivan Provorov, who got the puck into the left circle, unleashed the puck with all of his might, and pinged it off James van Riemsdyk, who was credited with his second tally of the evening to tie the game at 4:

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Flyers Announce Alternate Captains, Opening Lineups Might Be Set

Russ Joy - October 3, 2019

We’re less than 24 hours away from hockey action, yo. With a new season comes change, and there’s plenty of it coming out of Prague if reports are to be believed.

Alternate Captains

The most notable change, one that’s staring fans in the face, is the Flyers’ announcement of their alternate captains for the 2019-20 season. Claude Giroux, who enters his eighth consecutive season as the captain, will be joined by:

If you think back to the disastrous 2018-19 season, the three players donning the “A” on their sweaters were Sean Couturier and now-former-Flyers Wayne Simmonds and Andrew MacDonald. The trade of Simmonds prior to last season’s trade deadline led to Voracek wearing the “A” for the remainder of the season, one that he will rock once again this season. Perhaps the most intriguing name on the list is that of center Kevin Hayes, who signed a 7-year, $50m deal this offseason.

Opening Lineup

Speaking of Hayes, it appears he’s not going to be starting his season as the 2C everyone expected him to be if the lines in Thursday’s practice are any indication:

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Snow The Goalie: Where the Flyers Stand with Jason Myrtetus

Russ Joy - August 30, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by Jason Myrtetus of 97.5 The Fanatic and the Stick2Hockey podcast. They discuss:

  • The Kevin Hayes story
  • Player over/unders
  • Where the team will finish in the Metropolitan Division
  • Can Carter Hart live up to the hype?
  • The impact of the new coaching staff
  • Konecny/Provorov updates
  • NHL Network’s “Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp”
  • The battle for the 3RW
  • Claude Giroux’s NHL 20 rating
  • An update on the NHL/NHLPA’s CBA negotiations

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Flyers to be Featured on NHL Network’s “Behind The Glass” Series

Russ Joy - August 28, 2019

Remember back in 2011 when the Flyers and Rangers were featured on HBO’s 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic? We were treated to some absolute gems from former net minder Ilya Bryzgalov, who gave good news and great news to reporters, told us about the humongous big universe, and compared dogs to “hot blondes”. Then, this past season, the Flyers and Penguins were featured on NBCSN’s Wired, where we learned that Travis Konecny thinks Evgeni Malkin is a “******* nerd”. It should come as no surprise that Wednesday’s announcement that the Flyers will be the focus of the NHL Network’s four-part Behind the Glass series has led to rejoicing in the Delaware Valley.

In a press release, Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center said:

We are thrilled to be working with the NHL and NHL Network to showcase a different, all-access side of the Flyers organization.

This is an incredible opportunity to give our fans and the hockey community a never-before-seen look at our club and to spotlight the promising young talent we are developing that will bring the Flyers to the next level.

The official series title –Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp– shed some light on when and where the cameras will be shining the brightest. Will Morgan Frost or Joel Farabee grab the 3RW opening and take it as his own? Will Carter Hart be able to build off a solid rookie season?

The all-access piece will include some international flavor as filming is set to take place in the Czech Republic, where the Flyers will be led by Kladno native Jakub Voracek. He’s always a good quote and an entertaining player to be around, so I’d say it’s safe to assume he’ll be quite the star while abroad.

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Seravalli: Kevin Hayes Told Another Player He’d Only Go to the Flyers if They Overpaid

Russ Joy - August 14, 2019

When TSN’s Senior Hockey Reporter and former Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravalli joined Anthony San Filippo and I on Tuesday night’s Snow The Goalie, we expected he’d provide some of the hard-hitting insight that made him a favorite in the local market and a target of Canada’s top sports network. We didn’t expect the bombshell he dropped on us regarding the Flyers’ top offseason signing, center Kevin Hayes.

Per Seravalli, Hayes had no intention of signing with the Flyers, who had traded for his rights, unless they opted to overpay him:

“I don’t understand why (the Flyers) felt the need to spend a pick in order to go out and (trade for Kevin Hayes’ rights). I don’t think there was a team that would’ve come close to the Flyers’ number, because if there were, Kevin Hayes would’ve just waited until July 1, and I have that on good authority. I was with a current NHL player the night before Game 7 in Boston who – five minutes before seeing me – ran into Kevin Hayes outside of somewhere in downtown Boston, which is obviously his hometown. He goes, ‘Oh yeah. I just ran into Kevin Hayes.’ He said Kevin Hayes told him the only way he’s going to the Flyers is if the Flyers overpaid to get him. And how much did they overpay by? It’s hard to answer that specifically, but I would say at least $600k-700k a year times seven years.”

Take a minute to let that sink in. That’s absolutely staggering. It’s Kevin freaking Hayes. This is a guy who’s surpassed 50 points ONCE in his career. He’s regarded by many in hockey circles as a 2.5 C. He’s a decent enough two-way player, but come on. He’s an upgrade over an underwhelming Nolan Patrick and nowhere near a top-tier 2C with a legitimate shot at moving to the top line. This is the guy saying he’d only play for the Flyers if they overpaid? Seriously? Have the Flyers fallen this far as an organization? I remember a time when players went out of their way to come to Philadelphia. Sure, some would point to Ed Snider’s willingness to throw copious sums of cash at stars when the NHL had no salary cap, but this is different. An overpaid, mid-tier player essentially trashed the team he eventually signed with.

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Snow The Goalie: The International Perspective with TSN’s Frank Seravalli

Russ Joy - August 14, 2019

Anthony and Russ welcome TSN’s Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli to the program to give the international perspective on the Flyers’ offseason. They discuss:

  • What it’s like to cover the NHL for TSN on July 1.
  • What happened with RFAs in this year’s free agency period.
  • Thoughts on the Ivan Provorov negotiations.
  • Thoughts on the Kevin Hayes signing.
  • The national perspective on Nolan Patrick.
  • Are the Flyers the worst team in their division?
  • How the NHL views Dave Hakstol.
  • Will Joel Farabee make the roster?
  • The impact Alain Vigneault and his assistant coaches will have.
  • Frank’s move from the Daily News to TSN.

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Snow The Goalie: Looking Ahead with Bill Meltzer

Russ Joy - August 1, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by the great Bill Meltzer of NHL.com/philadelphiaflyers.com/HockeyBuzz 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

*This episode of Snow The Goalie is brought to you by Cynch propane delivery service. They’ll exchange your propane tank for a brand-new, full tank for just $10 with the Crossing Broad promo code “CrossingBroad”. Just enter your address, leave the tank on your porch/driveway, and Cynch will do the rest.*

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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 PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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