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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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We all know what should be happening starting in a matter of 10 days with the Flyers. The changes should start unfolding early and continue throughout the offseason. An end to Craig Berube's tenure is only the first step, but really, you can look at the roster and wonder who even should be around for another season. There are more players than you may think who deserve a further look. As I said last week with Berube, a coach can sometimes get more or less out of the players on the team in terms of leadership and the ability to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com DeMeco Ryans will remain a part of the Eagles linebacker core, even after the addition of Kiko Alonso and new contracts for Brandon Graham and Connor Barwin. Ryans and the Eagles have agreed to a restructured contract extension that keep the veteran linebacker with the team... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
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The Flyers 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night came at a cost. In the third period, both Wayne Simmonds and Andrew MacDonald suffered injuries that will cut their seasons short, as both will sit out the remaining seven games this season. Simmonds was hit was a Mark Streit shot late in the third and has a lower-body injury. The official injury is a fractured left leg. In the first, Simmonds scored his 28th goal of the season, which is one short of his career high. MacDonald is out with an upper-body injury, a fracture in his right... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Wednesday night marks the beginning of the Flyers final stretch of games, just two more in March and then six in the first 12 days of April before the season comes to a close and the team spends the next two months watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs from home. There won't be any down time for Ron Hextall. The Flyers GM faces some important decisions as the team tries to move past a trying season. For the Flyers to move on from a disappointing and frustrating 2014-15 season, they must start by removing one source for the frustration. The team... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers may be an inconsistent team, but they certainly have their moments where consistency reigns supreme. The Flyers goaltending woes have not been about ability, but health. That reared its ugly head once again on Saturday night. So did their struggles on the road. Against the lowly Edmonton Oilers, the Flyers dropped their ninth straight loss on the road, and fourth on the road trip, falling 5-4 in overtime at Rexall Place on Saturday night. The game opened with instant confusion as Ray Emery started the game in goal. Steve Mason had been expected to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Playing on the road has been a problem for the Flyers all season, and even more evident in their final lengthy road trip of the season. The Flyers are wrapping up a four-game road trip on Saturday night in Edmonton, trying to snap an eight-game road losing streak. After Saturday's game, there will be just eight games left for the Flyers this season, and six of them will be on home ice. Even so, a 4-1 loss to Calgary on Thursday prompted a players only meeting. Even that might not be enough to equate to a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Scoring struggles have been just one of the inconsistencies that have plagued the Flyers for much of the season, especially of late. Goals were at a premium again on Thursday and again, it was the Flyers having trouble finding the back of the net. Two late goals in the second appeared to sink the Flyers with 20 minutes of hockey still left to play. A goal in the final seconds for the Flyers seemed to be the spark that could change momentum. But the Flames quickly regrouped and finished the job, defeated the Flyers, 4-1, on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers first game in March, a home game against the Calgary Flames, set off a month of triumph and tragedy - sometimes in the same game. The Flyers scored twice in the third to even the score against the Flames before falling in overtime, 3-2, on March 3. Days later, the Flyers defeated the St. Louis Blues and held a late 2-1 lead on the Boston Bruins as they looked poised to close the playoff gap to two points. A late penalty, game-tying goal and eventual overtime loss to the Bruins started a downward spiral. The Flyers have lost... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Eagles have made many moves this offseason that present creative contract situations and require some tweaking of contracts already in place. One of the players taking on a new contract of sorts is Connor Barwin. Barwin's contract was restructured by the Eagles on Wednesday and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Whether you believed it after the Flyers heartbreaking loss in Boston - a distant memory at this point - or after a 5-2 romping by the Devils the day after or even Tuesday night's dismantling by the Canucks, the Flyers season is officially dead. Sure, mathematically they aren't eliminated from playoff contention yet. But in those final seconds in Boston, which saw the playoff picture shift five points alone, the Flyers playoff push was over. The Flyers have one win since - Saturday's 7-2 shellacking of the Detroit Red Wings. But with every loss comes new life for the Flyers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The quarterback carousel continues to turn. After a couple of days with all things quiet, the Eagles stirred things up again on Monday. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles held a workout for quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow has not played in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Another week of Flyers hockey is in the books and it's time for us to give out our Player and Play of the Week honors. The Flyers struggled through the week, falling to the Devils on Sunday, 5-2, the Stars on Tuesday, 2-1, and the Blues, 1-0 in a shootout, on Thursday before picking up a huge win on Saturday against the Red Wings, 7-2. Brayden Schenn is our Player of the Week. Schenn tallied three points in Saturday's win, including two goals. Our Play of the Week honor goes to Steve Mason. Mason made several incredible saves in Thursday's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With the news of R.J. Umberger's season-ending injury, the Flyers had a void at forward that needed to be filled. And in the closing stages of this season, they have decided to give one of their up-and-coming prospects a chance at the NHL level. Nick Cousins, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms leading scorer this season, has been recalled and will join the Flyers for the upcoming four-game road trip. Cousins leads the Phantoms with 21 goals and 55 points in 61 games this season. Most recently, on March 11, Cousins scored three goals and added an assist... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Saturday signaled the one-week mark of the beginning of the end for the Flyers. Last Saturday, the Flyers were 15 seconds away from moving within two points of the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot. One week later, the Flyers are now 10 points back of that spot. On Saturday afternoon, they welcomed the Detroit Red Wings to town. Detroit is currently third in the Atlantic Division. You wouldn't have known it by the play on the ice. It marked the 10th straight home win for the Flyers against Red Wings, who are still in search of their first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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As the Flyers playoff hopes fade away and the end of another season closes in, the time has come to look for the reasons and scapegoats responsible for another long offseason. There will be a lot of changes made to the Flyers in the coming months. A coaching change is likely on the way. The roster could undergo an overhaul – maybe not of the Chip Kelly variety – during the offseason as Ron Hextall continues to try to mold the team into his own. One thing that should not change is the player that is considered the leader of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com It might be a complete overhaul, but the Eagles have reshaped a majority of their roster leaving limited holes. The defense, with the exception of one starting safety, is essentially set. Offensively, the Eagles will be looking to add a wide receiver and pieces to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com At his introductory press conference on Wednesday, new Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford expressed interest in reuniting with former Oklahoma teammate DeMarco Murray. "Absolutely, I've been trying my hardest. I've called him, texted him, I've done everything," Bradford said. "We've been in communication. I feel like if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com If you missed Thursday night's Flyers game against the St. Louis Blues, you didn't miss much. It was a re-run of an episode played far too often this season. Steve Mason made 35 saves, many of them of the highlight-reel variety, before taking the loss as the Flyers fell to the Blues, 1-0, in a shootout. Stop me if you've heard this before. If it sounds all too familiar, it's because it's not the first time the rest of the Flyers left Mason out to dry. It also was an exact replica of the Flyers loss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com On Wednesday, before the news of DeMarco Murray broke, the Eagles had an agreement in place with former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews. Now it appears the signing of Murray hasn't derailed the agreement between the two parties. After making a scheduled visit with the Eagles,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Last season, the Phillies and Comcast SportsNet introduced "Sundays with Schmidt," with Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt sitting in on home game telecasts as a broadcaster. Schmidt is expanding the role in 2015, as he will now be part of the broadcast team for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Before DeMarco Murray, there was Frank Gore. Remember him? Gore was an Eagle for about a day before backing out of a deal in Philadelphia and eventually signing in Indianapolis. The guaranteed money in both reported agreements was the same. Gore’s swift departure from the Eagles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Exactly one month from today, the Flyers will likely take the ice for the final time in the 2014-15 season. It will be remembered as a season of missed opportunities. Honestly, it should be considered a minor miracle that it took until the beginning of this week to eliminate the notion of the Flyers and the playoffs. But that has finally come to pass. The Flyers took a slow start to the season and managed to give their playoff hopes life. Talks constantly shifted between the draft lottery and the ever-diminishing hope of making the playoffs.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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As the final horn sounded, Jake Voracek slammed his stick against the boards, breaking it. Steve Mason threw the word embarrassing out again. After being 15 seconds away from their biggest win of the season on Saturday, the frustration of the heartbreaking loss that day has brought about three straight losses for the Flyers. In the process, they have watched their playoff hopes vanish. The frustration falls on the three players that have carried the team for much of the season. Offensively, it was Claude Giroux and Voracek that couldn't miss when it came to scoring goals and piling on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The last two games have been a story of frustration. Things got no better on Tuesday night. Steve Mason stood on his head, keeping the Flyers in the game for most of the night. But with less than seven minutes to play, the Stars were able to solve Mason at last, taking the lead and eventually holding on for a 2-1 win over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers stormed out of the gate and struck for the game's first goal at just 1:13. Luke Schenn fired a shot through a screen that was deflected by a Dallas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com It could have been the beginning of a crucial week where the Flyers were on the cusp of a playoff spot. Instead, the Flyers are trying to regroup from a lost weekend that may have ended their playoff bid for good. The Dallas Stars are in town for the first of four games in the next six days. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. Way back on Oct. 18, the Flyers picked up their first win of the season in Dallas on an overtime goal by Claude Giroux. Giroux, still in search of his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Flyerdelphia