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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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#53131410 / gettyimages.com During the 90s, a group of players gave the Flyers new life. They built a championship contender that just kept falling short. But playoff runs were a regular thing back then. The Flyers announced on Thursday that three members of that group would have their names listed in the Flyers Hall of Fame. Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins will join the group of hallowed Flyers during the 2014-15 season. Lindros was a Flyer from 1992 to 2000, playing in 486 games. He scored 290 goals and added 369 assists for 659 points. In 1995, he... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
#186736380 / gettyimages.com The first week of camp is nearly in the books for the Eagles and the progress is showing already. On Wednesday, the secondary nabbed four interceptions. There were two more on Thursday for the Eagles defense. Brandon Boykin made his second and DeMeco Ryans joined the party... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eagledelphia
#450277401 / gettyimages.com In the first few days of Eagles camp, there was one noticeable missing part to secondary drills: no interceptions. On Wednesday, there were plenty of them. The secondary picked up four interceptions in Wednesday’s practice, two by new safety Malcolm Jenkins. "That was great to see," DeMeco... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
#459743289 / gettyimages.com Between Chip Kelly’s system and LeSean McCoy’s record-setting season in 2013, Nick Foles was the story of the Philadelphia Eagles. Going into 2014, now he’s the face of the franchise. Foles is the quarterback fans have been waiting for. Through all of the patch work done at... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Eagledelphia
#489334877 / gettyimages.com Welcome home, Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles spent Monday’s practice in front of home fans at Lincoln Financial Field instead of the NovaCare Complex and continued their prep for the 2014 season. Chip Kelly once again addressed the media, and discussed practicing in front of a crowd. "It's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Eagledelphia
#177051149 / gettyimages.com After the initial rush from Day 1 and excitement that is the start of training camp, Day 2 is the chance to start taking a closer look at things. Defense was a headline, as defensive coordinator Billy Davis spoke for the first time since camp opened. However,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
#159630467 / gettyimages.com All around the NFL during the 2013 season, you heard about Chip Kelly’s system. At this time last year, it was about what could be expected from a run-and-gun system that moved fast and kept defenses struggling to keep up at the college level. Kelly’s offensive system... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eagledelphia
#156082903 / gettyimages.com Friday marked the opening of training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles, signifying the beginning of the 2014 season. 2013 was a year of great progress for the Eagles, going from a 4-12 team to NFC East Division champions with a 10-6 record and narrowly falling in the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Eagledelphia
#181964911 / gettyimages.com In the previous development camp, it was easy to turn attention to the rookie defenseman. Aside from the final two games for the then Adirondack Phantoms, this was the first many were getting a look at Shayne Gostisbehere, the headliner of the Flyers defensive prospects. What isn’t talked about nearly as much is talent up front. The Flyers do have it. And they could use it to provide a revival to the offense. It won’t be long before development camp turns into full-on preseason practices and games. Two names that could make their way from trying out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
#460803483 / gettyimages.com Nick Foles started the Philadelphia Eagles Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 13. He completed 22 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns. That was the beginning of the Nick Foles era in Eagles football. Foles made six starts at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Eagledelphia
#459068251 / gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Eagles season ended on January 4 with a last-second field goal in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. Given the spring and summer in Philadelphia sports, it feels like a decade ago. But the long wait is almost over. The Eagles season-opener is on Sept.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will likely start the season in the AHL as the Flyers most NHL-ready prospect. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers most recent development camp wrapped on Tuesday with many of the team's prospects, including the entire 2014 Draft class, participating. One thing was evident throughout camp: the Flyers have a ton of young defensive depth. The future looks bright along the blue line, which makes it the Flyers most important development key moving forward. The Flyers are always a hot ticket during the winter months and early spring. But the ticket fans should really be going after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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Ron Hextall first offseason as Flyers GM has been quiet. Hextall said on Thursday that the Flyers must be patient in the process to win a championship. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The days have turned to weeks since free agency opened on July 1 and the Flyers were forced to make minimal moves due to a tight amount of money available given the salary cap. As other teams have been making moves and improvements, the Flyers are essentially returning with the same team as they had in the previous season. GM Ron Hextall is faced with the challenge of putting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
#451371086 / gettyimages.com Day 2 of the NHL Draft commenced on Saturday morning in Philadelphia and provided the Flyers with the opportunity to add more pieces to the system. They added five players on Saturday. Among the five Flyers drafted were second-round winger Nicolas Aube-Kubel and third-round defenseman Mark Friedman. Here is more on the Flyers five draft picks on Day 2. 2nd Round (48th overall pick) - RW Nicolas Aube-Kubel - Aube-Kubel was considered a sleeper pick by some. A good skater with creative tendencies, the Flyers managed to nab a speed and skill forward after all, even after... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
#478981017 / gettyimages.com New Flyers GM Ron Hextall pulled one from out of left field in making a first-round selection for the Orange and Black. All eyes were on a trio of talented forwards: Kasperi Kapanen, Alex Tuch and Adrian Kempe. The Flyers went with a defenseman and an unlikely one at that. The selection at 17th overall was 6'3", 181-pound blue-liner Travis Sanheim of the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL. Here is more on the Flyers first-round pick. Here's a start: Sanheim is a distant relative of Ron Hextall. There is a connection between the Sanheim and Hextall families,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
#451344766 / gettyimages.com After spending most of Friday trying to trade up for the top pick with Florida, the Flyers ended up holding with the 17th pick. With the 17th pick, the Flyers selected defenseman Travis Sanheim from Calgary in the WHL. Sanheim scored five goals and added 26 assists in 67 games with Calgary in 2013-14. The 6'3", 185-pound defenseman is from Brandon, Manitoba. Several forwards were still on the board at 17, including Kasperi Kapanen and Alex Tuch. Kevin Durso is the lead beat writer for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
#167709362 / gettyimages.com All eyes are on Philadelphia on Friday night for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. The hockey world fixates on the first overall pick, as some of the NHL’s current stars are products of the top pick in the draft. For fans of the Orange and Black, the focus is on the 17th overall pick, where the Flyers select first on Friday night. There are plenty of options for the Flyers to look at with the 17th pick at several positions, barring a trade of course. Here are a few names to pay attention to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers agreed to a multi-year extension with Brayden Schenn on Monday afternoon. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) A busy Monday continued for the Flyers into the evening hours. After finalizing the trade that sent Scott Hartnell to Columbus for R.J. Umberger, the Flyers locked up another forward. Brayden Schenn was top priority for the Flyers in the offseason according to new GM Ron Hextall. That priority is now checked off the list. Schenn and the Flyers reached agreement on a contract extension on a mulit-year deal according to sources. It is a two-year deal worth an average annual salary of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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Scott Hartnell was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger on Monday afternoon. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) One of the longest tenured Flyers is on his way out and a former Flyer has returned. The Flyers made noise on Monday afternoon by trading forward Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward R.J. Umberger and a 2015 draft pick. Hartnell had an up-and-down career with the Flyers, playing in seven seasons with the Orange and Black. He scored 157 goals over his seven seasons and added 169 assists for 326 points in 517 games. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
#450587258 / gettyimages.com Flyers fans had to watch from afar again. The Los Angeles Kings claimed another Stanley Cup Championship on Friday night and three former Flyers hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup once again. It wasn't long ago that Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were on the ice at Wells Fargo Center wearing the Orange and Black and skating off with the Prince of Wales Trophy in 2010. Four years after the heartbreaking overtime loss against the Blackhawks in Philadelphia, Carter and Richards have won the Cup twice. Justin Williams, a Flyer from 2000 to 2004, won his third Stanley Cup... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers announced on Friday that defenseman Kimmo Timonen would return for the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) One of the biggest questions on the Flyers blue line for next season was Kimmo Timonen. Would the 39-year-old defenseman lace up his skates for the Flyers one more time. Timonen signed a one-year contract extension on Friday, returning to the Flyers for the 2014-15 season, his eighth with the team. Timonen scored six goals and added 29 assists while being a durable part of the blue line, playing in 77 games. In his Flyers career, he had recorded 270 points,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
The final day of the draft can be about several things. For the Eagles, it wasn't just building on the immediate future, it was putting pieces in place that could make an impact down the road. The Eagles made four selections on Day 3 and acquired a future pick in... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Eagledelphia
Following the Draft, the Eagles worked into the night, grabbed several undrafted free agents. In all, 15 undrafted players signed with the Eagles. Here are the 15 players the Eagles signed following the draft on Saturday. OG Josh Andrews (6'2", 311 lbs, Oregon State) TE Blake Annen (6'4", 247 lbs,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Eagledelphia
The Eagles needed depth on the defensive line and ultimately needed to use the draft to improve defensively. They did that again with their final pick. With the 224th selection, the Eagles took Beau Allen, a 6'3", 333-pound nose tackle out of Wisconsin. Never heard of the newest Eagles lineman?... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Eagledelphia
The Eagles have made their final selection for the 2014 NFL Draft. With the 224th overall pick, the Eagles selected defensive tackle Beau Allen from Wisconson. Allen recorded 20 total tackles, including two for loss and 1.5 sacks in his senior season at Wisconsin. In his four-year career at Wisconsin,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Eagledelphia