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Snow The Goalie Radio: Oct. 7, 2019

Russ Joy - October 7, 2019

This episode of Snow The Goalie Radio aired Monday, October 7, 2019 on 610 ESPN Philadelphia.

Anthony and Russ break down the Flyers’ first win of the season, Alain Vigneault’s line combinations and defensive pairings, and what to expect against the Devils.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @JoyOnBroad Also be sure to tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page and Twitter.

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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Snow The Goalie is Heading to 610 ESPN Philadelphia

Russ Joy - October 6, 2019

The Flyers’ home opener is just days away and our Flyers coverage is taking yet another step toward providing the best content anywhere. Beginning this Monday, October 7, our Flyers podcast Snow The Goalie will be taking to the 610 ESPN Philadelphia airwaves for a weekly show. The podcast, hosted by Anthony SanFilippo and Russ Joy, has been a weekly must-listen for fans of the Orange & Black since its premiere in April 2018. Some of the more notable episodes have featured interviews with head coach Alain Vigneault, former team president Paul Holmgren, senior advisor Bob Clarke, former GM Ron Hextall, and fan favorite Scott Hartnell.

The first edition of Snow The Goalie Radio will air from 6-7PM over-the-air and via the 610 ESPN livestream. Snow The Goalie is the second show from the Crossing Broad Podcast Network to make it onto terrestrial radio in a recurring time slot, following the August premiere of Crossed Up. All episodes of Snow The Goalie Radio will also be available via the Snow The Goalie podcast feed, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, GooglePlay, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

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For more Flyers coverage, tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page and Twitter.

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Fore-Czeched! Flyers Beat Blackhawks 4-3 with Relentless Pressure

Anthony SanFilippo - October 4, 2019

Two days ago it was 90 degrees, and it felt more like July 2 than October 2.

Back on July 2, we were perplexed about the Flyers. What exactly was their offseason plan? Overpaying for Kevin Hayes? Trading for marginal-at-best defensive upgrades in Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun?

Fast forward three months and after a less-than-inspiring training camp that culminated with a loss to a Swiss League team, albeit in an exhibition game, the season was slated to open and new Flyers coach Alain Vigneault wasn’t happy with his team.

The lines he tried in preseason? They were changing. The defensive pairings? Yeah, they were changing too.

Couple that with the tumult of not being able to have more than 20 players on the opening day roster because of some unfortunate management of the salary cap, and well, the feeling was that there was going be more of the same-old, same-old that we had seen from the Flyers in the past seven years.

But then something happened. The winds of change rolled in. The temperature dropped nearly 30 degrees. It felt like hockey weather for sure. And with that feeling, came a Friday afternoon season opener as the Flyers took on the Chicago Blackhawks in Prague as part of the NHL’s Global Series, the annual sojourn for games elsewhere in the world besides North America.

And wouldn’t you know it, the Flyers changed, too.

They played a very solid brand of hockey, dominated the possession for much of the game, and came away with a well-played 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks to win their opener for the fourth straight season.

Of course, the last three seasons didn’t inspire much in the way of positive hockey after those previous opening wins, but there were some things that were shown in this game against Chicago that might give you the inkling that this time could be different.

After all, it’s crucial for the Flyers to get off to at least a decent start this season. Anything less will leave fans apathetic. With a lot of buzz around both the Eagles and Sixers as potential championship contenders this season, the Flyers could quickly slip into the realm of irrelevancy if they don’t start well.

Which is why they should be happy about what happened Friday in Prague.

Travis Konecny scored two goals. He was great. We’ll get to him. Oskar Lindblom had a power play goal – on the second PP unit – something that never happened last season (OK… “never” is a little misleading, but without looking it up, if the second power play unit scored seven goals last year, that would have been a lot) and Michael Raffl’s insurance goal proved to be the game-winner, but on the list of things that impressed me most, those are further down the rankings.

Six things I saw that I think will be more indicative of the Flyers’ play moving forward, rather than just the guys who got on the scoresheet after the jump:

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Snider Hockey Mural to Be Dedicated on Saturday

Russ Joy - October 4, 2019

If you’re a Flyers fan looking for something to do this weekend, there’s a cool event happening that you should consider checking out. Mural Arts Philadelphia will be holding a dedication in conjunction with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation for a new mural Snider Hockey: Inspiring Our Youth on Saturday, October 5 at 12PM. The dedication will take place at 2037 S. 10th St. (at Snyder Avenue) in South Philadelphia. Per their press release, the mural, “Features the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and celebrates the life and legacy of its founder and the visionary behind the Philadelphia Flyers, the late Ed Snider. The design, created by artist Jared Bader, highlights how Snider Hockey builds lives and unites communities through its on-ice and off-ice initiatives, including mentorship, tutoring, life lessons, and academic support in attending and graduating college.”

For those who are unaware:

Snider created Snider Hockey in 2005 as a personal commitment to teach children important life lessons. The mission of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is to build lives and unite communities. It uses the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey services are targeted for inner-city boys and girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to learn to skate or to play ice hockey. The program includes over 3,000 students.

The following are expected to be in attendance at the ceremony:

  • Mark Squilla, City Councilman, City of Philadelphia
  • Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia
  • Sarena Snider, daughter of Ed Snider
  • Virlen Reyes, Alum, Snider Hockey
  • Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • Jared Bader, Artist

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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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Crossing Broadcast: Packers Game, Phillies Postmortem, Brett Brown, Flyers Abroad

Russ Joy - September 30, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Eagles’ win over the Green Bay Packers, including Nelson Agholor’s play, claims of Carson Wentz being a game manager, the return of Alshon Jeffery, Dallas Goedert’s impact. They then deliver a Phillies postmortem and break down where it all went wrong. Hollis Thomas’ departure from WIP is the next topic before the guys finish up with Brett Brown’s media luncheon, the Flyers’ trip to Switzerland and Nolan Patrick’s migraine disorder diagnosis.

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Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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The Flyers’ Future Looks Bright Ahead of the 2019-20 Season

Russ Joy - September 29, 2019

If you haven’t followed the team’s preseason, don’t feel bad. On the results side, they finished the NHL portion of their preseason 1-2-3, with Monday’s game against Lausanne HC in Switzerland standing between them and the Chicago Blackhawks. In addition to Kevin Hayes’ stellar play, the biggest story to come out of this preseason has been the development of a number of young players. Here’s what you might have missed:

Carter Hart’s Been a Stud in Net

He stopped 56 of 57 shots faced in the preseason, one that began with fans and pundits wondering aloud if he’d be able to follow up an impressive rookie campaign. His pregame routine was also a highlight of NHL Network’s Behind the Glass: Training Camp with the Philadelphia Flyers:

Morgan Frost: Down, but (maybe) not out

Morgan Frost is one of the most highly-touted prospects in the Flyers’ system, and -especially following Nolan Patrick’s migraine disorder diagnosis– one who fans wanted to see make the team. However, he saw his preseason get cut short due to a groin strain. He’s been since sent down to the AHL to begin the season with the Phantoms, though I’d say there’s a chance he gets called back up when healthy, especially if Nolan Patrick’s absence continues further into the regular season than anticipated. Frost’s biggest asset is his vision, which some have compared to a young Claude Giroux. He racked up 37 goals and 72 assists a year ago for the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as well as eight points (4G/4A) in five games with Canada’s U20 squad at World Juniors. He put that same skill on display this preseason and figures to do the same this year with the Phantoms and/or Flyers.

Despite 0 Points, Joel Farabee Backs Up the Hype

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The Flyers Have Landed in Switzerland

Russ Joy - September 28, 2019

Well, friends, it’s almost time. The Eagles are off till next Sunday, the Union are prepping for their final couple of games before hosting a playoff game, and the Phillies are… let’s not worry about that. It’s the perfect time to turn our collective focus this week to the Orange & Black, as the Flyers have landed in Switzerland ahead of their week abroad to start their season.

The Flyers, who were an underwhelming 1-2-3 this preseason, have a tuneup game on Monday against Lausanne HC at Vaudoise Arena before their regular season opener on Friday, October 4, when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks from the O2 Arena in the Czech Republic capital of Prague. As we’ve written before, there will be some extensive coverage of the Lausanne HC game on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, while the season opener against Chicago will air locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia at 2:00 PM.

The team is currently carrying 25 players -more than the 23 they’re allowed to have during the regular season- due to their European tour. That said, they’ll still need to submit a 23-man roster to the league ahead of Friday’s season opener. That 25-man squad includes:

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