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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 The Flyers will get plenty of national exposure in the 2015-16 season. NBC and the NHL announced its national television schedule on Monday. The Flyers will be televised on NBC or NBCSN a total of 18 times during the season. Here is the list of national televised games for the Flyers: Oct. 14 vs. Chicago Blackhawks 8 p.m. NBCSN Oct. 20 vs. Dallas Stars 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Oct. 21 at Boston Bruins 8 p.m. NBCSN Nov. 25 at N.Y. Islanders 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Dec. 30 at San Jose Sharks 10:30 p.m. NBCSN Jan. 5 vs. Montreal... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
After Saturday marked a historical and rare first in the career of Cole Hamels, the next generation of Phillies pitching picked up a first of his own on Sunday. Backed by plenty of run support, including an RBI of his own in the fourth, Aaron Nola cruised to his first... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com In what could have been his final start as a Phillie, Cole Hamels fired the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, the first of his career. From the seasoned veteran lefty whose time in Philly make be coming to a close to the highly-touted rookie right-hander just... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When Cole Hamels took the mound on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, there were many storylines. It could the last time Hamels pitches in a Phillies uniform. However, in his last two starts, he struggled. Was something wrong with the left-hander? Was he hurt? At the same... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The NHL announced time changes for several games on the Flyers 2015-16 schedule. These times changes are not for national telecasts, which will also happen as the season progresses. Seven games now have time changes, including four Flyers home games. October 20 vs. Dallas Stars - from 7:00 to 7:30 November 25 at New York Islanders - from 7:00 to 7:30 November 27 vs. Nashville Predators - from 3:00 to 3:30 November 28 at New York Rangers - from 1:00 to 1:30 January 5 vs. Montreal Canadiens - from 7:00 to 7:30 March 15 vs. Detroit Red Wings - from... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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As the Flyers have spent the offseason doing patchwork to the blue line and re-signing players left and right – and acquiring one or two in the process – a looming free-agent story has flown under the radar. All-star winger Jake Voracek will return in Orange and Black next season. It is the final year of a four-year deal worth $17 million. Voracek will make $4.5 million next season. A bigger pay day awaits. Voracek went from being a solid depth forward and nice compliment piece to an NHL superstar. He held his own in the scoring race last season,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With the seventh pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Phillies selected Aaron Nola, a right-hander on the fast track to the majors. The fast track reaches its conclusion on July 21, 2015, just over a year from his debut in professional baseball. Nola is with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com As training camp draws closer, so too does speculation and discussion over who the Eagles will start at quarterback in 2015. As the debate wears on, it seems more people want to pencil in Mark Sanchez than Sam Bradford. But Bradford's decision to play out the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When the Eagles acquired Sam Bradford in a trade with the St. Louis Rams for Nick Foles, there was great discussion about the quarterback's contract situation. There is one year remaining on Bradford's six-year, $78 million contract, which will pay Bradford $12.985 million in 2015. Many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Even with no action on the ice, it was a busy week for the Flyers. More of the 2015-16 team came into focus while the prospects remain a talking point. Here is a look at this past week's content from Flyerdelphia. Sunday, July 12 Flyers development camp came to a close and Kevin Durso was there for the 3-on-3 scrimmage tournament. He brings you some notes and highlights from the tournament - Flyers close development camp with 3-on-3 tournament Here are some notes from the 3-on-3 scrimmage tournament that closed #Flyers development camp: http://t.co/Ue21HfEqY3 pic.twitter.com/U98eJo5nuW — Flyerdelphia (@Flyerdelphia) July 13,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com On Wednesday, The MMQB on Sports Illustrated, named Eagles head coach Chip Kelly the third most influential person in the NFL. The article, which features quotes from legendary Cowboys coach and FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson, focuses on Kelly's radical offseason, changing several parts while keeping the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Can 2015 first-round draft pick Ivan Provorov make the team out of training camp? The defenseman is a definite candidate. (Photo by Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia) With development camp wrapping on Sunday, the Flyers front office got a good first look at the progress of the organization's prospects from one season to the next. It's still early, and an entire training camp has yet to play out, but there are some prospects determined to make it to the Flyers this season. Here are five prospects that can get into the Flyers lineup at some point during the 2015-16 season. Scott Laughton -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Prior to development camp getting underway last week, the Flyers inked top pick Ivan Provorov to an entry-level deal. Just days after camp broke, the Flyers signed their other first-round pick. Travis Konecny signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers on Thursday worth $925,000 per year. The 18-year-old forward was selected with the 24th overall pick at the NHL Draft in June after scoring 29 goals and recording 68 points this past as captain Ottawa 67's of the OHL. Konecny will likely return to juniors after participating in Flyers training camp. In the season prior,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Ron Hextall's plan for the Flyers, especially with a wealth of prospects budding with potential, has its origins based on patience and remains rooted in patience. If patience is a virtue, it may take a lot of self-will from Hextall and new coach Dave Hakstol to exercise such patience. The Flyers prospects are already making it difficult to be patient. Development camp just came to a close for some of the Flyers top prospects in the organization. Right away, you can see how bright the future is. But how far off in the distance is the future? That's for Hextall... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When the Eagles used their first-round pick at this year's draft to select Nelson Agholor, it was clear they were drafting another piece of the team's future at wide receiver. What most people probably didn't expect was that Agholor could factor into that future almost immediately.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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The following is a guest post by Jaclyn Mason of Meet Me Behind the Net. When the Flyers announced Dave Hakstol as the new head coach, many were blindsided. Since then, he’s been the subject of much speculation, which should come as no surprise given that he’s the first head coach to move directly from college hockey to the NHL in over three decades. Hakstol’s a blank slate. All we can do is guess about his leadership at the professional level and whether he’s ready for the proverbial big leagues, let alone the Philadelphia Flyers rabid fan base. A few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Taylor Leier captained Team Barber to win the Flyers Development Camp 3-on-3 scrimmage tournament on Sunday. (Photo by Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia) The Flyers development camp came to a close with the players splitting up into four teams for a 3-on-3 scrimmage tournament. Team Barber, consisting of captain Taylor Leier, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, David Drake, Radel Fazleev, Robert Hagg, Luke Philip and Anthony Stolarz, claimed victory in the tournament. Here are some highlights. Ivan Provorov is definitely offensively-gifted, but it takes seeing him live to really get an understand for his talent. Though the ice was cut in half and teams were playing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The period of hibernation between the draft, the early days of free agency and training are upon us. That still left plenty to think about as the offseason continues. Here is a look at this past week's content from Flyerdelphia. Friday, July 3 After managing to get two high-ceiling first-round draft prospects, add picks with stellar returns on two trade deadline deals and most-recently trading Nick Grossmann, Chris Pronger's contract and Zac Rinaldo for two picks and Sam Gagner, Kevin Durso wondered what does "magician" Ron Hextall have next up his sleeve? - What does magician Hextall have up his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com After spending 72 hours in limbo, Sam Gagner has found a home for the 2015-16 season with the Flyers. The 25-year-old forward, who turns 26 in August, comes in with motivation. This is his fourth NHL team in eight NHL seasons. "I feel like I have a lot to prove," Gagner said. "I have a lot of people to prove wrong and plan on doing that. I'm as motivated as you can get." Gagner figures to be a middle winger for the Flyers. The top line of Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek and Michael Raffl should remain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers will continue to be heard on the airwaves of Greater Media. The Flyers have agreed to a multi-year extension, allowing 97.5 The Fanatic to retain the broadcasting rights as the flagship station of the Flyers. Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol joined the station's morning show for the announcement. We are proud to announce a multi-year extension with the Philadelphia Flyers! The games will be heard on 97.5 The Fanatic for years to come! — 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) July 7, 2015 The partnership formed starting in 2012, and includes the Greater Media affiliate, 93.3 WMMR, as a broadcast partner as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com A few days ago, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz proclaimed the goal of the team was to go 16-0 this season, to be successful in every game to the point of victory. 16-0 is obviously difficult and in most cases unrealistic. But after two 10-6 seasons... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com One of the Flyers first-round draft picks has officially been signed. The Flyers and defenseman Ivan Provorov agreed to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday. The deal is the maximum at entry level, worth $925,000 per year with bonuses. Provorov, the seventh overall pick at last weekend's draft, is on the roster for Flyers development camp starting next Tuesday and could have an outside chance at making the team's roster for the 2015-16 season. Colin McDonald signs two-way deal The Flyers also added right wing Colin McDonald on a two-way deal. McDonald spent last season in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Day 2 of free agency came and went with little fanfare. The Flyers added one player who will spend most of the season in the AHL as a depth signing. What headlined today's news was the team's announcement of the development camp roster and schedule. Here are the details. The Flyers signed goalie Jason LaBarbera to a two-way deal. The 35-year-old has played for six teams in 11 NHL seasons. LaBarbera spent last season in the Anaheim Ducks organization and was a part of the Los Angeles Kings organization from 2005 to 2009. The Flyers will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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In just a little more than four months, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has gone from your average, ordinary general manager to a magician at work. He traded 40-year-old veteran Kimmo Timonen, who had not played all season and had two months left in his playing career, for Chicago’s second-round pick. He turned Braydon Coburn into a first-round pick, a third-round pick and Radko Gudas in a trade with Tampa Bay. He traded Nick Grossmann to Arizona for Sam Gagner while making Chris Pronger’s contract disappear. And then, he did the impossible, acquiring a third-round pick for Zac Rinaldo. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Upon the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Flyers GM Ron Hextall had a checklist of items. Find a new head coach to take his visions and blueprints of the roster and make them work on the ice. Check. Dave Hakstol makes the jump from the NCAA to the NHL in 2015-16. Acquire a stud defenseman. Check. Ivan Provorov will be here soon enough, if not on opening night this season. He may be that close to NHL ready. Acquire a scoring winger. Check it off with a pencil. Hextall’s got the coach and the defenseman and started to get the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Flyerdelphia