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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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10 days ago, the Flyers had played two of their better games only to watch both end in losses following regulation before going into Ottawa and getting blown right out of the building. A 4-0 loss seemed to snap all momentum. In the past week, the Flyers have rebounded with three wins in four games, including back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday. Now they return to Ottawa with momentum on their side, looking for revenge against the Senators. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Flyers Leaders GP G A P Senators Leaders GP G A P Claude Giroux... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
View image | In any other season, this would be the perfect storm for the Eagles. The New England Patriots are the next opponent on the schedule. For Sunday's game, they will be without wide receiver Danny Amendola, out with a knee injury. They will be without wide receiver... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eagledelphia
Well, how is that for a change of pace? With wins in three of four games this week, the Flyers earned a solid six points in the standings. It is a different tune than what we've been playing in the past few weeks. So this week, it was actually harder to pick out a Player of the Week given the success of some players. Our Player of the Week is Claude Giroux. Giroux had six points in the four games this week, scoring two goals and adding four assists. Our Play of the Week is split between two different plays... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | When the Flyers last met the New York Rangers on Oct. 24, they turned in their best effort of the season and managed to best the Rangers in a shootout by a 3-2 final. That pulled their record to 4-2-1 through seven games of the season. Things turned south in a hurry from there. But after their latest win, a 3-0 shutout win at Madison Square Garden in an effort that quite possibly bests the one in October's shootout win, perhaps the Flyers are gaining the momentum back. In four games this week, the Flyers have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | For the second time in three years, an Eagles team led by Chip Kelly played a game against the Detroit Lions where the outcome said it all. Two years ago, the Eagles faced the Lions in the game that is now known as the Snow Bowl.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | Well, here we are again, getting ready for another Thanksgiving with Eagles football. First off, on behalf of the Eagledelphia staff, we are wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving. We hope the food, football and family makes it a great one. Now to the Eagles, where there... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | It's been five games for Shayne Gostisbehere, but I've seen enough. The Flyers should not return the 22-year-old rookie defenseman to the minors after Mark Streit returns from injury, or for any other reason for that matter. It's not just because he happens to have more goals scored than the reigning leading goal-scorer on the team, two to Jake Voracek's one. There is so much more to his game that warrants him staying at this level. Gostisbehere is not without his flaws. He still has issues in the defensive zone that will get him scored on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Photo: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia The Flyers have recalled forward Colin McDonald from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, GM Ron Hextall announced on Tuesday. McDonald, who had served as the team captain in Lehigh Valley, recently returned from injury after going down in the Phantoms season opener. He has one assist in four games with the Phantoms. McDonald, 31, had 43 points in 133 games with the New York Islanders in the last three seasons. The move is likely due to the injury suffered by Sam Gagner in Monday night's overtime win against Carolina. While there was no official update on Gagner, he... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | It's almost hard to believe that at the start of the regular season some two months ago that there was an actual belief that the Eagles could possibly pull off a 12-4 record. Given their roster on paper, given their performance on the field, given the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Eagledelphia
Brayden Schenn had his stick along the ice as Jake Voracek found him with a pass to the slot. The puck hit the back of the net. Finally, the scoring drought was over for the Flyers. In a second period that featured chance after chance with no payoff, you could see the weight lifted off the shoulders of the Flyers, particularly the guys who make up the first power play unit. "It was nice to see one go in," head coach Dave Hakstol said. "I think we had by my estimation we probably had 12 to 14 scoring chances, maybe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | After seven straight periods, two overtimes, two shutout losses and then some, it was finally over. Jake Voracek's pass to the slot was tipped into the net by Brayden Schenn. Goalless drought over, just like that. But it would take overtime for the Flyers to get a second point they had appeared to earn with a strong second period. A third-period rally by the Hurricanes forced the extra session. In overtime, it took just 24 seconds to end things as Shayne Gostisbehere fired a shot past Eddie Lack for the game-winning, power-play goal to give the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
You can't say Rod Brind'Amour wasn't honest in his opening remarks as he became the 24th member of the Flyers Hall of Fame. "I am honored and humbled to be here tonight. I didn't know what to expect coming out here," the Flyer forward of nine years said. "It's been 16 years. I wasn't sure you guys were going to remember me. This is Philadelphia and Flyers fans never forget." How could Flyers fans forget a work-a-holic player like Brind'Amour? In his nine seasons with the Flyers, he scored 235 goals and added 366 assists and still holds the Flyers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
As the Flyers prepare to honor another legend of the past, the recent past has been anything but memorable. After coming away with a dramatic win in Carolina less than two weeks ago, the Flyers have dropped three straight games, scoring two goals combined in the three games. This includes shutouts in the last two games. The team that helped the Flyers snap a losing streak previous is at Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. So perhaps the Carolina Hurricanes are the medicine the Flyers need to snap their scoring drought. A ceremony honoring Rod Brind'Amour is set to begin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | The scoreboard spoke for itself. The Eagles lost on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 45-17. There is no need to meander around what you know is already coming, so let's just get right to it. Here is this week's report card. Pass Offense: Mark Sanchez... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | He was the perfect counterpart to the Legion of Doom. While the teams of the 1990s were dominated by stars like John LeClair and Eric Lindros, Rod Brind'Amour held his own special place on those teams. While he was never part of a line like the Legion of Doom, Brind'Amour personified Flyers hockey with a gritty style. He had the ability to play with skill when he needed to. He was an all-around player, capable of taking the ice in all situations. He was a warrior on the ice. He was a leader. He was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | It's a word that has been used far too often to describe Philadelphia sports performances. Embarrassing. When you look back to this team, the preseason success that followed an offseason of pure insanity, they were the hope of the Philadelphia sports scene. The Phillies and Sixers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | The first overall pick in the 2015 Draft showed the Philadelphia Eagles exactly why he was a top pick. Jameis Winston threw five touchdown passes, putting together a career day while the Eagles watched their season slip even further away. The Eagles dropped to 4-6 on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | This may have been the most challenging week to pick a Player and Play of the Week. The Flyers played three games, lost all three, and scored a combined two goals. Things are bad, clearly. That said, there is one player who had a solid week, all things considered, because he is a piece of the future. Our Player of the Week is Shayne Gostisbehere. Gostisbehere scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. Gostisbehere's goal, which came on the power play, is also our Play of the Week. This seems like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | Mathematically, the Eagles still have a chance. The NFC East division leader sits at 5-5 and the Eagles at 4-5. But on paper, by record alone, the Eagles are no better than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday’s opponent that carries the same 4-5 record. So do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Eagledelphia
It's another week with one win and two losses for the Flyers. A 1-0-2 week is certainly a lot better than the ones of recent memory, but the team is still struggling for points in the standings and goals on the ice. Miss anything on Flyerdelphia from this week? We have it all for you here. Saturday, November 14 Radko Gudas and Luke Schenn are earning more playing time by being two of the Flyers best defensemen in advanced stats. Marc Naples takes a closer look - Schenn, Gudas muscling their way into lineup The Flyers announced the call-up of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | It took 63:45, but one team finally scored at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. At 3-on-3, plays develop quickly. After killing off a late third-period penalty taken by Wayne Simmonds, the teams had 3:19 of 3-on-3 time. A two-on-one between Joonas Donskoi and Melker Karlsson developed going the other way. Donskoi fed a pass over a diving Michael Del Zotto and onto the stick of Karlsson who put it under the bar for the game-winning goal at 3:45 of overtime, giving the San Jose Sharks a 1-0 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
The Flyers shootout loss on Tuesday to Los Angeles had everything but the finish. The Kings tied the game in the final minute of regulation and the Flyers couldn’t convert in overtime or the shootout to grab the extra point. But after one of their better efforts of the season, the Flyers can bring that confidence into a game against another tough Western Conference team. The San Jose Sharks await the Flyers on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. It’s no secret the Flyers performance has been better with Shayne Gostisbehere in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
It’s been 18 games and the Flyers are now 6-8-4 after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. After a 4-2-1 start, the fall down in the standings wasn’t expected. The easy person to blame in the coach – always has been, always will be. But this is in no way Dave Hakstol’s fault. The first-year coach has no choice but to make due with what he has and try to find a way to be successful. First off, it’s important to keep in mind that Hakstol is one of the few who hasn’t defended the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | The term “Dream Team.” It follows the Eagles around like a ghost, the ghost of Vince Young perhaps. It is a term that signifies a team with great expectations that crumbled under the pressure, that underperformed and could not rise to the occasion. The 2015 Eagles... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | Shayne Gostisbehere got a small taste of the NHL as an emergency call-up last season. He played in two games before going back to the AHL. Five games later, his season was over after an ACL injury. The Flyers game in Carolina on Saturday night, Nov. 14, was a long time coming for Gostisbehere. It was on Nov. 7 the previous year that Gostisbehere suffered his season-ending injury. The 22-year-old defenseman spent the rest of the season working to get back on the ice. As the recovery progressed, he worked out to get stronger. He watched... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Flyerdelphia