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Kevin Durso
Philadelphia, PA
A Philly sports fanatic who always has an opinion and I'm sharing it with the world
Interests: Philly sports, baseball, broadcasting, Phillies, Eagles, Flyers
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View image | gettyimages.com It looked like Cole Hamels was on his way to another tough luck loss when Ben Revere dropped a two-out, two-run double down the left-field line in the seventh. The lone run allowed by Hamels was no longer a deficit. The Phillies added two more runs,... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com After a week playing in the comforts of home, the Phillies (7-12) close out April and ring in May with a 10-game road trip that begins on Monday. Searching for his first win will be Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who could also be auditioning as the... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo by Frank Klose/Philliedelphia It’s a sign of the times. The Phillies just completed a six-game homestand against the Marlins and Braves that included a Thursday afternoon game and a weekend series. The attendance only broke 25,000 once, on Sunday’s Phanatic’s birthday celebration, and even then, this annual tradition drew... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com For the second straight game, Ryan Howard provided the pop needed. A first-inning home run erased a deficit and set the Phillies on the path for a series win. Just as it was in the opener, an error proved to be the difference, as the Phillies... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Ryan Howard's second home run of the season wasn't enough as the Phillies (6-12) bullpen let a 2-0 lead slip on Saturday night. The series against the Atlanta Braves (9-8), as well as the Phillies home schedule in April, comes complete on Sunday afternoon. First pitch... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Flyers hold the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, which will be held on June 26 in Sunrise, Fl. With such a high pick in what is one of the deepest draft classes in history, there are many directions the Flyers can go. Over the next few weeks, we'll be bringing you up to the draft with several prospects that the Flyers could select with the seventh pick. From this point on, there will be no mention of Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. It would take a miraculous trade for the Flyers... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Cole Hamels is still in search of his first win of the season. On Wednesday, Hamels allowed one unearned run on his own error and nothing else. The Phillies gave Hamels one run of support. Just your typical Cole Hamels start. The Marlins took the lead... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Tuesday night saw the Phillies (5-9) offense break out for seven runs in a series opening win, complete with Ryan Howard's first home run of the season that put the Phillies in front for good. The series continues on Wednesday night as the Phillies go for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com It took two days longer than expected, but Ron Hextall reached his decision last Friday, announcing what seemed imminent as the Flyers early offseason began. Craig Berube was fired as head coach of the Flyers. Berube assumed the head coaching position three games into the 2014-15 season and at that point, helped complete the shift of coaching changes across the city’s sports teams. The longest tenured coach at the time was Chip Kelly, a whopping eight months into his coaching career in Philadelphia. There are many times where the coach takes the brunt of the team’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers didn't strike gold despite the 6.5 percent chance. The Connor McDavid sweepstakes was won by the Edmonton Oilers. With that, the Flyers held their draft slot with the seventh overall pick. Despite the disappointment of losing out on what everyone believes is the next face of hockey, GM Ron Hextall isn't disappointed with the pick. "When you look at it, we're at seven, and you never know if we'd moved back to eight what player wouldn't have been there," Hextall said. "So we'll take seven and we'll get a good player there." The Flyers will not be working... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Editor's note: This is an article from Jaclyn Mason of Meet Me Behind the Net written exclusively for Flyerdelphia. View image | gettyimages.com In the wake of Craig Berube's firing last Friday, Kevin Durso named the top three prospects to replace Berube as the Flyers head coach. There is so much speculation and very little information coming from the Flyers front office, so I decided to turn to the ancient science of numerology for some insight into who would succeed when he steps into Berube's shoes. All three coaches have this in common: they are all, according to their birthdays... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Now that Craig Berube is officially out as Flyers head coach, the search begins for the next leader behind the bench for the Orange and Black. There's only one problem. That coach may not be available just yet. According to Tim Panaccio, the Flyers top three coaching options are all still employed by their current teams, which could make the search that much more difficult. That said, Ron Hextall and the Flyers do have plenty of options, both available and waiting in the wings, as they look for a new coach. The leading candidate without question... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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What Flyers GM Ron Hextall didn't know on Wednesday, he knows now. Make it official. The Flyers have fired head coach Craig Berube after two seasons. Hextall said he made the decision on Thursday night and told Berube on Friday morning. "Nothing changed," Hextall said. "I wanted to make the right decision. I put all the facts together, but in the end, you go with your gut. "He didn't get enough out of our group collectively. You’re looking for the coach who fits your team. In the end, we’re looking for the guy to take this group to another level."... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Michael Taylor belted a solo home run in the fifth, the seventh home run allowed by Cole Hamels this season. Through those five innings, he had allowed just 10 hits in 17 innings on the season. The home runs, and a two-run double by Ryan Zimmerman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com A struggling offense has been the primary reason for the Phillies (3-6) current four-game losing streak. There aren't many bright spots in the lineup and it has shown as the Mets dominated a three-game series sweep earlier this week. The Phillies next series comes in Washington... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The story drags on for now. Ron Hextall has not made a decision on Craig Berube's future as head coach. That was how the Flyers GM opened his press conference on Wednesday, emphasizing diligence in all decisions to be made this offseason. "As soon as I sort through that I’ll let you know," Hextall said. "The process is going on. At this point the decision hasn’t been made. The wait is that I want to be methodical. I want to make the right decision. I am not going to make a quick decision to appease people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers offseason is an array of questions. What was the true downfall of the team? What can make the team a playoff team again? What can make the team elite? How do they get there? Is there anybody here who can help them get there? Who stays and who goes? That is the task for GM Ron Hextall: answering the many questions facing the Flyers. He'll start on Wednesday afternoon by perhaps answering the biggest one on the surface: can Craig Berube be the man behind the bench for a playoff contender? If this is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Tuesday night's game in New York featured a little bit of everything. Citi Field has a playoff feel to it as Mets ace Matt Harvey took the mound for his first home start since 2013. The Phillies managed to stay in the game for most of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com As the Flyers parted ways at the conclusion of the season, several players and head coach Craig Berube all addressed the media. The one person yet to speak is GM Ron Hextall. Hextall will address the media at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is expected to announce a decision on Berube's coaching future. Stay tuned to Flyerdelphia for full coverage of Hextall's press conference and the decision on Berube. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With the exception of Cole Hamels Opening Day start and David Buchanan's first start last Thursday, the Phillies (3-4) have received solid results from their starting pitchers. Buchanan gets a chance to redeem himself from his struggles on Tuesday as the Phillies continue a series in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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The Flyers were in Voorhees on Monday as they packed up following a disappointing 2014-15 season. Each player met individually with Craig Berube and Ron Hextall and also faced the media. The day was filled with quotable moments. Here's some of the highlights. Michael Del Zotto reflected on his season and his desire to return to the Flyers. "It definitely wasn't easy. There's time where you doubt yourself and your talent and ability and that's when you have to put your foot down, take a step back and realize what got you here and what you need to do to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Photo courtesy of Patrick Franklin (@Phils08champs) The Phillies finally got to Gio Gonzalez. It took until the seventh inning for the Phillies to get one the board and erase a lead-off home run by the Nationals. But when the Phillies struck in the seventh, they made it count. A four-run... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com As the starting pitchers have gone, so have the Phillies (1-2). David Buchanan joined Cole Hamels on Thursday night in first-start struggles, allowing six runs in the third inning allowing the Boston Red Sox to claim the series. Jerome Williams makes his first impression on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Brandon Manning is now officially a Flyer. For three seasons, the defenseman got a taste of the NHL level on various call-ups. Manning has played 10 games with the Flyers this season, including the last six, and has done enough to earn a spot in the future. The 24-year-old signed a one-year, NHL-only deal with the Flyers on Friday worth $625,000. Manning has three assists in 10 games this season and five assists in 20 career games spanning three seasons. The deal gives the Flyers seven defensemen with one-way NHL contracts, and that does not include restricted free agent Michael... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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There are just two games remaining in the Flyers season. Prior to the final one on Saturday, when the Flyers host the Ottawa Senators, the team will present their annual awards. The Bobby Clarke Award is given to the team's most valuable player for the season. The race is probably already over. But throughout the season, it was essentially a two-horse race. Chances are the award will go to Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who has emerged into a leading goalie in hockey - and yes, the numbers are there to prove it. But you can also give a nod to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Flyerdelphia