On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ 3rd period comeback against the Red Wings, their collapse against the Stars, and whether or not the show is jinxing the Flyers, as they record during the team’s matchup with the Senators (inconclusive as the team earned a point in a shootout loss). They also discuss the issue of accountability on this team in the wake of Zac Rinaldo’s penalties in the Stars game, Vincent Lecavalier’s back injury, Brayden Schenn and Steve Mason’s potential contracts and the projected increased NHL salary cap next season. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 83: Superstitious …
By Dan De Feo
On December 9th, 2013, Major League Baseball lost one of the best pitchers the league has ever seen. Roy had an efficient and effective career that was cut short due to injuries. It was a brilliant career that included 203 victories, 8 All-Star Games, 2 Cy Young Awards, 7 top-five Cy Young finishes, a Perfect Game, and a Playoff No-Hitter. He signed a one-day contract with the Blue Jays to retire with the team for whom he played the majority of his professional career. This alone is disappointing to Phillies fans, who wanted nothing more than for him to accomplish what he came here to do, win a World Series.
From 2002-2011, Roy was the best pitcher in baseball. During this time period, he ranked first among all qualifying starters in wins (170), complete games (63), shutouts (18), and WAR (67.2), and ranked second in ERA (2.97). Dave Cameron makes a case for Roy by comparing his top 10-year span to that of Sandy Koufax over at Fangraphs.com. Among active leaders, Roy was ranked 1st in WAR, 10th in ERA, 4th in
By Craig F
The Philadelphia Flyers failed to hold on to a lead in the third period, as they fell to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout by the count of 5-4 tonight. Jason Spezza was the lone skater to convert in the shootout, while he and Bobby Ryan both had two-assist games in the win. Clarke MacArthur had a two-goal game for Ottawa, as Craig Anderson stopped 25 of 29 for the decision. For the Flyers, the trio of Michael Raffl, Kimmo Timonen, and Luke Schenn each had a goal and an assist, while Wayne Simmonds recorded a pair of helpers in …
By Dan De Feo
On the third episode of Phillies Faithful Podcast, Dan DeFeo, Nick Boccella, and Mike Elser get angry about a quiet Phillies front-office amongst a flurry of major transactions across the league, while enjoying some Jack Daniels. While the Yankees sign Ellsbury, McCann, and Beltran, the Mariners sign Robinson Cano, and the Nationals steal Doug Fister from the the Tigers, the Phillies trade Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen for waiver-wire candidate, Brad Lincoln, then sign Will Nieves to provide no value at the catching position. We apologize now for the angry, Jack Daniels infused rants, but hope you still enjoy!
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Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Monday, December 9, 2013. When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (13-14-2) look to bounce back from their thumping at the hands of the Dallas Stars in Ottawa as they take on the Senators (11-14-5) at 7:30pm in the Canadian Tire Centre. Are you sure that the Canadian Tire Centre is an actual hockey arena and not a body shop? I’m fairly confident that the Flyers and Senators will not be playing in front of assorted mechanics and bored people with broken cars. Okay, those people might be …