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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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The Flyers announced the signing of defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo following Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colaiacovo, 31, played for the St. Louis Blues in 2013-14, scoring one goal and adding three assists in 25 games. The veteran defenseman has spent his 11 seasons in the NHL playing for the Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. In his career, he has scored 31 goals and added 113 assists for 144 points in 401 career games. Injuries have hampered his career, but Colaiacovo was a first-round draft pick of the Maple Leafs, selected 17th overall in 2001.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
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Shayne Gostisbehere skates during the Flyers 3-2 overtime win against the Kings on Tuesday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Good morning, Flyers fans! Thursday is Flyers Faithful Fan Thursday here at Flyerdelphia. This week, and every week, I will be taking questions for a mailbag. This is your chance to ask questions and have them answered. Let's take a look at what we have this week. Do you think Hexy is being overzealous about Ghost? Who are your most plausible trades for the Flyers with the circumstances? - Josh R. I don't. I think Ron Hextall examined all the options and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers celebrate after Chris VandeVelde's goal in the first period of the Flyers 3-2 overtime win against the Kings. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) From the start, the Flyers had a little more jump than usual. Against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Kings, they needed every bit of it. The Flyers fourth win of the season came the same way the first did, with an overtime goal. Brayden Schenn was the hero this time, but there could have been many others. In the end, it didn't matter who played hero. The Flyers effort, their best of the season, was enough... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers past week has featured wins over the Penguins, Red Wings and Kings. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) It was pretty hard to find a positive note on the Flyers last week after a 4-0 loss in Chicago. A listless team took the ice that night. In the last three games, the Flyers have showed the signs of success while facing the most adversity. They are missing arguably their top defensive pair. They played Saturday without four members of the opening night lineup. And in that time, they have gone from four points in the standings to 10. Suddenly, a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Check it out! Phantoms come from behind with 3 goals in last 6 mins to beat the Bears 4 - 2! http://t.co/5gsxODBNKU pic.twitter.com/QrqZ1AXoBG — LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) October 25, 2014 The Lehigh Valley Phantoms second home game ended with another win, this time in come-from-behind fashion. Over the weekend, the Phantoms took the show on the road. On Saturday, the Phantoms scored a 5-4 win over the Binghamton Senators with Scott Laughton playing hero. The Phantoms jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the second on goals by Nick Cousins, Robert Hagg, Andrew Gordon and Austin Fyten. But Binghamton fought back... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Sunday certainly did not go as planned. The Eagles found themselves in a position to win an important game against the Cardinals. When it was needed most, they couldn’t score a touchdown. That was only a small part of the Eagles loss. The game was ultimately decided with turnovers. A... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
Stats from a season ago and beyond are rather meaningless. But demeanor is another thing. Last season, when he threw just two interceptions, Nick Foles was a confident kid leading a wild ride. He was the new guy at quarterback, and every time he threw, magic seemed to happen. This... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
The Eagles were on the goal line in the closing moments of the game with a chance for a touchdown. All they needed was a yard. They couldn't get it. Instead, the Eagles settled for a field goal and put it in the hands of a defense that had been... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
The Eagles last appearance on the field was their best, a 27-0 win over the Giants. But that was two weeks ago and the Eagles return from the bye week is not an easy one. The Arizona Cardinals, at 5-1, lead the NFC West, an impressive feat to this point... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
It’s been two weeks since the Eagles took the field and delivered their most convincing win of the season, a 27-0 win over the Giants. In the week they return, another tough test awaits. The Eagles have traveled across the country to face the upstart Arizona Cardinals. Here are this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
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Every Sunday, we'll pick a Flyers player and one play from the week that serve as our player and play of the week. This week, our Player of the Week is Jake Voracek. Voracek has two goals on the season, but is up to nine assists following his performance on Saturday. Voracek had a five-game points streak snapped in Chicago on Tuesday, but rebounded for four assists in his next two games. Our Play of the Week comes from Wednesday's win against the Penguins. On this play, Sean Couturier threads a nice pass to Matt Read who finishes on the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Ray Emery made 35 saves in the Flyers 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Craig Berube said it best following the game. The Flyers third win of the season, and first on home ice, was not pretty. There weren't many positives. But the Flyers still managed to steal a game, defeating the Red Wings, 4-2, on Saturday night. "We didn’t play a very good game, but two points is two points," Berube said. The Flyers did have positives in the win. Perhaps the biggest was a strong defensive game, at least from the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Brayden Schenn scored the game-winning goal in the Flyers 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers loss in Chicago featured a period where they allowed 17 shots and three goals. The Flyers nearly repeated that on Saturday. In the second period, the Flyers were on their heels, allowing the first 11 shots of the period to the Red Wings. But they didn't allow a goal. Instead, they scored the equalizer and three more in the third to take a 4-2 win over the Red Wings at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Jake Voracek and the Flyers go for their first home win of the season against the Red Wings on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers first win of the season in Dallas a week ago should have given them momentum heading into Chicago. It didn't. But the Flyers did rally the next day for a win in Pittsburgh. So following their second win of the season, it will be interesting to see how the Flyers respond to another tough opponent. This time, the Flyers return home and face the Detroit Red Wings at Wells Fargo Center. The opening face-off... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
As the Lehigh Valley Phantoms rallied for their most recent win, one player was not present. Top prospect Shayne Gostisbehere was a healthy scratch for the game. Of course, it was learned later that Gostisbehere would be en route to Philadelphia for Saturday's Flyers game against the Red Wings to make his NHL debut after just five career AHL games. Even without Gostisbehere, the Phantoms rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Hershey Bears, 4-2, at PPL Center. Darroll Powe scored midway through the second to even the score and get the Phantoms on the board.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Top prospect Shayne Gostisbehere will be called up and make his NHL debut on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) If you follow the Flyers, you knew this moment was coming. The signs were there last season and furthermore in the preseason. Top Flyers defensive prospect Shayne Gostisbehere will be called up in light of the injuries to Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald and make his NHL debut on Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. Gostisbehere made headlines last season during the Frozen Four in Philadelphia. In the national championship game, Gostisbehere finished with a plus-seven rating, factoring in to all... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Andrew MacDonald joins a long injury list for the Flyers. MacDonald and Coburn are out for four weeks. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers battle with injuries to the defense just went from bad to worse. First, Braydon Coburn, who was possibly to return this week, will now be out for four weeks. Joining him is fellow defenseman Andrew MacDonald, who is also out for the next four weeks. Both have lower-body injuries. The Flyers have not formally announced the roster moves that will be made for Saturday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings, but it appears one of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Good afternoon, Flyers fans! Here at Flyerdelphia, we strive to provide the best Flyers coverage for our readers. So this season, Thursday is Flyers Faithful day. Every Thursday during the season, we will have two features on the site that are specifically powered by our readers. First, we want you to send your questions to our Facebook page and @Flyerdelphia on Twitter with the hashtag #Mailbag. Our lead writer, Kevin Durso, will be answering a few each week, so get your questions in. We will also use Thursday to select our Fan of the Week. Send your photos to our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
The box score this morning will show the Flyers scoring three goals in the third period to claim a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins after being tied, 2-2, entering the final 20 minutes. But it wasn't a goal that really led to the Flyers third-period scoring. Ray Emery stopped Evgeni Malkin from point-blank range. Moments later, R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal. The Flyers never looked back. It was just one of the many cases where defense led to offense for the Flyers. There are certain ways to stop the Penguins. One is by containing Sidney Crosby and Malkin.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
For the Flyers, it may be home away from home. The Consol Energy Center has been friendly to the Orange and Black, and after a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of the Blackhawks, perhaps this was just what the doctor ordered. The Penguins got the game's first goal, but the Flyers took control in the second and third periods to claim their second victory of the season, a 5-3 win over the Penguins on Wednesday night. With the win, the Flyers improved to 10-1-1 in their last 12 regular-season games at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins struck for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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Claude Giroux and the Flyers bid for their second win of the season against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) After a disasterous night in Chicago, the Flyers have a very quick turnaround. And it comes against their biggest rival. The Pittsburgh Penguins await the Orange and Black in the first installment of the Battle of Pennsylvania in the 2014-15 season. Given the Flyers energy level in Tuesday night's loss, it is another daunting task for a team that has struggled early in the season. The opening face-off for Wednesday night's game is set... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
For the first five games of the season, it was tough to see how the Flyers didn't match up with elite teams. They had their moments. They made plenty of mistakes. And yes, they lost the first four games. But they were competitive against good teams. Then came Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. "We were deer in the headlights that first period," head coach Craig Berube said. "You can’t stand around and watch them pass the puck and skate, especially a team like that." A 3-0 first period was a large chunk of the story. And aside from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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Luke Schenn and the Flyers defense have been a huge problem as the Flyers play elite teams early in the season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers season is six games old. They have a 1-3-2 record. It could, and probably should, be a lot better. The Flyers have played better than the record indicates. But losses are still losses and it's hard to ignore the glaring holes the Flyers didn't fill in the offseason that are ever present. There have been calls for Craig Berube to be fired. There are some who think Claude Giroux isn't cut out to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
The Flyers season is already five games old but in the minors, it is the dawn of another season. On Friday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms played in just their second game of the season, opening the PPL Center with a 4-3 overtime win against the Adirondack Flames. Meanwhile, the rest of the minor-league season is just getting underway. Here is more on the minors in today's Future Flyers Report. The Phantoms had just one game over the weekend, taking a trip to Glens Falls to face the Adirondack Flames in the second half of a home-and-home. This time, the Flames... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
After a second period that saw the Flyers surrender three goals, Craig Berube used the intermission to send a message to his team, still in search of its first win. When the Flyers emerged from the locker room in the third, Ray Emery was between the pipes to relieve Steve Mason. Mason had allowed four goals on 18 shots in the first two periods. All four goals were impossible to stop. But Mason was the victim in this message-sending act. And the Flyers response was a three-goal third period to force overtime. Two late penalties for the Stars led to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Flyerdelphia