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Snow The Goalie: Trending in the Right Direction

Russ Joy - February 4, 2020

Anthony and Russ recap games against Pittsburgh and Colorado. The guys then break down the team’s special teams and where the team stacks up against the rest of the conference. Amy Johnson of The AHL Report joins the show for an update on the recent play of Morgan Frost, Mark Friedman, Isaac Ratcliffe, and Felix Sandstrom. The guys finish up with predictions for the week and some five star reviews.

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A Passing Grade: Flyers Get Past Maple Leafs 3-2, but Bigger Tests Loom

Anthony SanFilippo - November 10, 2019

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The first test has been passed.

In all honesty, the Flyers were moving on to the second, much more difficult test in Boston tonight regardless of what happened with the first test in Toronto, but the fact is they aced it.

And they aced it because they got really good goaltending once again – this time by Brian Elliott – they limited their own mistakes against a highly skilled team, which is important, they won the special teams battle, and they got two of the most diverse-looking shootout goals from a couple of team leaders to defeat the Maple Leafs 3-2.

That makes the Flyers 4-0-1 in their last five games and 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Those consecutive disastrous losses to the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins seem like a distant memory at this point.

That’s because the Flyers are 9-5-2 with 20 points through 16 games and currently sit in the top Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference.

Yes, with three quarters of the season to go, a lot can happen. But, let’s look at where the Flyers were since the last time they had 20 points 16 games into the season:

SeasonRecordPointsEastern Conference Standing
2018-198-7-1178th place
2017-188-6-2187th place
2016-177-7-21611th place
2015-165-8-31314th place
2014-157-7-21612th place
2013-145-10-11113th place
2012-136-9-11311th place
2011-129-4-3214th place

And while it’s easy to say, yeah, they were in the same standings position two years ago, so what’s the big deal, the difference is this team is better both talent-wise and coaching-wise. This team still has a game or two in hand on most of the conference because they started the season in Europe. This team is rolling, which it wasn’t doing two years ago. And, with an upset win over the Bruins tonight, they would leapfrog all the way to 4th place in the conference, which would be a first this late in the season since the last time they won a playoff series.

Yes, this is a big deal.

Don’t get me wrong. It can easily go sideways as the Flyers are playing arguably the two best teams in the NHL in their next two games, because after playing in Boston tonight they come home to host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, but the fact that the Flyers have themselves in this position, is not something fans have grown accustomed to in recent years.

And they’ve gotten there because of the growth and continued growth of some of their young players.

Let’s dive in….

Phil Myers

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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: A Fresh Start with Flyers Head Coach Alain Vigneault

Russ Joy - September 12, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by Flyers Head Coach Alain Vigneault for an exclusive face-to-face interview. Topics include:

  • Assessing the roster
  • Vision for how the team will play
  • Observations of Carter Hart and Sean Couturier at IIHF World Championships
  • The importance of giving players a clean slate
  • Having two former head coaches as assistants
  • The role of analytics in coaching
  • Lessons from the1992 Ottawa Senators
  • Off-season hobbies
  • Hockey in Canada v. the US
  • The difficulty of making a Stanley Cup Final
  • Thoughts on the media

Anthony and Russ then reflect on the interview and make a big announcement about their coverage for the upcoming season.

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Get Ready for the Playoffs: Save $5 on G and Wolf Shirts, Great Deals on Playoff Tickets

Kyle Scott - April 9, 2014


It’s that time of year. Playoff time. Beard time. #clutchtime? For the first time in nearly two years(!) there will be a playoff series in this city. It might be against the Rangers, it might be against the Penguins, or it might be against the Bruins. Doesn’t matter. It’s meaningful hockey, and it’s time to grab your attire.

A few months ago it didn’t seem like the playoffs were a possibility, so you might not be adequately prepared. Got you covered. To make sure you’re ready, we’re running a sale now through end of day Friday– take $5 off when you order both a G and Coots shirt (or any two shirts, for that matter). Just enter code EATINGCROW at checkout. All sizes are in-stock and another order is being printed later this week, so you’ll be able to rock your new gear during playoff games. Women’s sizes are available for Wolf, and you can pay with PayPal for all orders.

Note: I noticed many people ordered multiple shirts already today. If you are one of those people, have no fear– we’ll automatically credit you $5 once your card is charged. You don’t have to do anything. 

Shop now.

And to where will you wear these fine shirts? But to The Well, of course. Crossing Broad Tickets, your one-stop shop for searching tickets on the secondary market, has you covered. Prices start at just $78 for the first round. Check them out now before demand increases.


The Wolf of Broad Street T-Shirt

Kyle Scott - April 2, 2014


Uh oh! Looks like our printer will be working overtime again.

Meet The Wolf of Broad Street. Coots plays like an all-star and replaces a King. He’s printed on high quality Gildan SoftStyle cotton. It’s light, slightly tailored and howls at the moon at night. Women’s sizes are available, too. And yes, we do accept PayPal. Get one.

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Sean Couturier Scored Four Points and Then Had Pierre McGuire Creep Him the Fuck Out

Kyle Scott - December 5, 2013


Let’s get uncomfortable:

“I know this is going to be a tough question for you, but I got to ask it. Who would you compare yourself to?”

“I don’t know… I try to model myself after a few guys, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Staal.”

“Good… because I think you’re going to be just like Patrice Bergeron.” [winks, leans in, possibly slides his hand under Cooter’s Cooperall*]

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Report: Flyers Listening To Columbus Regarding A Deal For Rick Nash

Kyle - February 18, 2012

Rick Nash

We talked about the Flyers possibly acquiring Rick Nash on CB Radio and said that it was a long shot, but we also know there are many ways to win in the NHL.

With the Flyers sturggling on defense, giving up young pieces for Nash will make a lot of people scratch their head.

According to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly, the Flyers are listening to Columbus, and they want some young guns.

As for the asking price for a player of  Nash’s caliber? Probably Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn.
But … it may be something else. It may be James van Riemsdyk, another player, plus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Or a high draft pick besides a player.


The Blue Jackets have two scouts at today's game against the Penguins, and neither are there to watch the Penguins.

Rick Nash is a star, but giving up Schenn and Couturier certainly seems like a reactionary move. They have a ton of upside. Giving up on them now may be something they regret down the road.

With that said, if I'm going to give up two young players with that kind of talent, I want a player like Rick Nash in return. A line with Claude Giroux and Rick Nash sounds flat-out dangerous. Oh my.