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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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There were so many factors that went against the Eagles leading into Thursday's huge showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. A short week and a trip to Jerry's Palace after a win against the Titans just three days spelled trouble. In a game that was built up with tons of excitement... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eagledelphia
It's a holiday showdown in Dallas, and for the Eagles, there is so much more on the line than just to make Thanksgiving happier in Philadelphia. The 8-3 Eagles meet the 8-3 Cowboys in a game that will finally separate the two teams in the NFC East. A win could... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eagledelphia
Any time the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys face off, you can expect a showdown usually with high stakes. Put the two together on Thanksgiving with first place in the division on the line, and you've got the next closest thing to the Super Bowl. This is far more than a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eagledelphia
The Flyers turned in a second-period effort that would suit a last-place team. Steve Mason was the victim. Craig Berube pulled the goalie that made 46 saves on Monday to keep his team in the game as Mason's teammates floundered in front of him again. For Berube, the message was the same following Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings as it was on Monday: the Flyers are not competing enough. "We had some guys not competing hard enough, and it results in goals against," Berube said. "It can’t happen. You need everybody on your team competing at the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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It's time for a line change for the Flyers. Game after game, it was one line truly powering the Flyers offense. When they were snuffed out by the New York Islanders on Monday, Craig Berube finally noticed what was obvious for several games. The Flyers have a lot of players who can score. But they are not a deep team offensively. The top line continues to succeed. The rest are floundering. It's time for the Flyers to make a necessary and long overdue change. The easy solution for the Flyers to expand scoring is to break up the top line.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
The Flyers grabbed another point in the standings on Monday night, somehow surviving the onslaught of shots that the New York Islanders fired on Steve Mason. Mason was the Flyers star on Monday. The rest of the Flyers were bailed out constantly. In a game where the Flyers had their top line shut down, the rest of the Flyers failed to step up. And Craig Berube is starting to see the light. Something must be done. "Very frustrating," head coach Craig Berube said. "We didn't play good enough in front of him." The Flyers started off the game strong, managing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
There was a force field around Steve Mason's net for 65 minutes. Then the dreaded shootout robbed the Flyers of a second point. Mason made 46 saves in the first 65 minutes of play. But the Islanders got the only two goals of the night in the shootout to beat the Flyers, 1-0, in a shootout on Monday night at Nassau Coliseum. The Flyers again rotated 11 forwards and seven defensemen in the game, but Mason was the star. As the Islanders focused in on the top line, eliminating the Flyers scoring factor, they did everything they could to solve... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
It took two weeks, but the Flyers finally re-entered the win column on Saturday night, defeating Columbus, 4-2, to snap a four-game losing streak. Just in time for a nice long road trip. The Flyers next two games come on the road. After a Black Friday matinee against the Rangers, the Flyers next five games after that will also be on the road, including a West Coast trip. The Flyers first game of that road trip comes on Monday night against the upstart New York Islanders, tied for first in the Metropolitan Division. The opening face-off from Nassau Coliseum is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
A coaching legend who began his career with the Flyers is gone. Former Flyers head coach Pat Quinn passed away on Sunday night at the age of 71 after battling a long illness. Quinn served as an assistant coach with the Flyers starting in 1977 under the guidance of Fred Shero. Quinn took over the reigns as head coach in 1979-80. That season, the Flyers went undefeated for 35 straight games and made a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, losing to the New York Islanders. That season, Quinn was also named the Jack Adams Award winner as coach of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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It's that time again, as Flyerdelphia picks this week's Player and Play of the Week. Our Player of the Week is Claude Giroux. While Jake Voracek has been on a roll since the start of the season, Giroux has consistenly put up points himself. He carried a five-game points streak into Wednesday's shutout loss to the Rangers, but picked right back up on Thursday with a goal in a loss to Minnesota and added two assists in Saturday's win over Columbus. In his last eight games, Giroux has 11 points. Our Play of the Week also goes to Giroux, whose... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The final result finally was in the Flyers favor. The Flyers had lost four straight games. But their last win had come on Nov. 8 against Colorado. A two-week drought didn't feel like it lasted just four games. The 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team that started the four-game losing streak, came just in time for a lengthy stretch of road games, 15 in their next 20 games. "In our situation, we’ve got to start picking up points on teams in front of us," Steve Mason said. "You try not to watch the standings, especially because it’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Flyerdelphia
The tough road to an NFC East titles is fast approaching for the Eagles. At 7-3, any wins that are there for the taking should be taken. That brings the 2-8 Tennessee Titans into Lincoln Financial Field. Two games against the Cowboys and a meeting with the defending Super Bowl... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eagledelphia
The last time the Eagles took the field, there was nothing pretty about the performance. One of the best games by the Eagles two weeks ago against the Panthers was followed with a dismantling by the Packers. The Eagles have two games against the Cowboys and a huge NFC test... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eagledelphia
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The Flyers season is starting to become a broken record. The effort was there but the goals weren't. "We played well enough to win, but you have to score." You've probably heard this before. The result was the same for the Flyers as they fired 39 shots on Darcy Kuemper on Thursday night to score just two goals. In the end, a late turnover by Andrew MacDonald led to the game-winning goal for the Wild in a 3-2 Flyers loss, their fourth straight. Claude Giroux and Mark Streit scored goals, again the top line supplying the only goal from the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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When the captain struck for a late power-play goal, it appeared the Flyers struggles in the standings were finally over. Just three minutes separated the Flyers from at least a point and a chance for more. But in the final minute, it all changed on a broken play. The puck took a strange hop off the end boards and went straight to the stick of Ryan Suter who threaded a pass to Jason Zucker for the game-winning goal with 45.4 seconds left in regulation as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Flyers, 3-2, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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If the Flyers couldn't get up to play on Wednesday in New York, perhaps an earful from the coach and GM and an emotional pre-game ceremony will do the trick. After a pitiful effort in a 2-0 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday, the Flyers return to the ice on Thursday to face the Minnesota Wild at Wells Fargo Center. Prior to the game, Eric Lindros and John LeClair will be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. with the game following. The Flyers 2-0 loss on Wednesday marked the second time this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
The Flyers woes at Madison Square Garden continued on Wednesday night, extending their losing streak to three games. One player came to play. Steve Mason made 32 saves, including several highlight-reel saves, to keep the Flyers in the game. The rest of the roster simply didn't show up. That spelled a 2-0 loss for the Flyers to the Rangers on Wednesday night. If not for Mason, the final score would have matched the lopsided performance. The Flyers were out-played in every aspect, surrendering another power-play goal, failing to strike on power-play chances and being pushed around at every corner. There... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
The two Flyers most synonymous with the 1990s decade are about to take their place in Flyers lore forever. Eric Lindros was a Flyer from the beginning. Though drafted by the Quebec Nordiques, he was traded to the Flyers and instantly a future leader from his rookie season in John LeClair started his career in Montreal before a trade to Philadelphia brought a change of scenery and a new linemate. This was the origin of the Legion of Doom. Lindros and LeClair will join the lengthy list of Flyers great on Thursday night when they are inducted into the Flyers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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For a good portion of Tuesday, the status of captain Claude Giroux was up in the air. Craig Berube didn't know anything. R.J. Umberger played time on the top line while hoping Giroux was good enough to play. Finally, after hours of speculation, Ron Hextall revealed the mildly bad news. Giroux would be out for Wednesday night's game against the Rangers and likely out for Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. The silver lining: Giroux should be back in days - as in Saturday's game against Columbus. But the scary thought is that the Flyers must survive back-to-back games... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers will be without their captain for the next two games. Claude Giroux exited practice on Monday and seemed to be fine, but as the day wore on, it was clear he was dealing with an injury. Giroux has a lower-body injury that Ron Hextall said would keep him off the ice for a short period. Giroux will miss Wednesday night's game against the Rangers and Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. Hextall also said the injury was a matter of days, not weeks, hinting at a potential Saturday return for Giroux against Columbus. Giroux was one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
When you lose a game like the Eagles did on Sunday, the grades don't end up pretty. It was difficult to pull out the positives. There were certainly a few good things from Sunday. But they were heavily outweighed by the brutal mistakes the Eagles made in a blowout loss... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Eagledelphia
The 7-2 Eagles entered Sunday's game against the Packers riding high after a huge win over the Panthers. Their only two losses were by a combined 10 points, and in both cases, the Eagles had a chance to take the lead with a touchdown right on the goal line. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Eagledelphia
When the Eagles made the trip to Lambeau Field last season, they did not face Aaron Rodgers. This time, they got the full Lambeau experience, complete with Rodgers dominance. Rodgers and the Packers put up 17 first-quarter points and never looked back, dominating the Eagles in a 53-20 win on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Eagledelphia
A week ago, the Flyers were riding high after wins in six of their last eight games. Two games this weekend changed all that. The Flyers followed a sloppy 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets with a sloppier 6-3 loss in Montreal against the Canadiens. There were points there for the taking in both games. The Flyers trailed the Blue Jackets by a goal for almost all of the third period. The Flyers entered Saturday's third period against the Canadiens down one as well. But Montreal out-scored the Flyers, 3-1, in the third, easily earning the win. "We tried to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
Just six days aftrer handily beating the Panthers, the Eagles must tame a much bigger beast. The Green Bay Packers play host to the Eagles in Week 11, in a game where a lot of playoff implications are at stake. One of those implications is the Eagles sole possession of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Eagledelphia