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Rob Riches
Greater Philadelphia
Cabrini College alumnus
Interests: Learning, sports, personal growth
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Jim Bunning, the Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and former Congressman that spent six seasons in the Phillies pinstripes, passed away at the age of 85 following a stroke suffered last October. Continue reading
With his third season wrapped up, Hextall has made 13 trades. Here's how they've all shaken out, ranked from worst to best Continue reading
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One stretch of 11th Street down at the Sports Complex, spanning from Pattison Avenue down to Terminal Avenue, will be named "Ed Snider Way" in his honor. Continue reading
After a lengthy career as a goalie in the NHL and the minor leagues, Pelletier joined the Flyers' front office upon their expansion in 1967. Continue reading
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Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was awarded as the Player of the Game in France's 5-1 win, but according to him, it was egregiously undeserved. Continue reading
On this day in 2000, Keith Primeau brought an end to the longest game of the NHL's modern era, as the Flyers took down the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth overtime of Game 4 of the Second Round. Continue reading
One of the most beloved Phillies to take the field in recent memory will take on a new role as a TV analyst. Continue reading
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Wayne Simmonds has been announced as one of the nominees for the NHL Foundation Player Award -- directly rewarding players who make significant contributions off the ice. Continue reading
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Nick Pivetta will come up from the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and will make his MLB debut. Continue reading
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As the Flyers enter the offseason with a number of questions, specifically regarding coaching, they answered on Thursday by relieving longtime assistant coach Joe Mullen of his duties. Continue reading
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Of course, for the players, breakup day came a little earlier than anybody wanted it to. Frustration was paramount, and in the case of a few, it got emotional. Continue reading
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The Flyers made a bold statement Thursday, with a resounding 6-3 win punctuated by a five-goal first period. Continue reading
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(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly) By Rob Riches, Sports Talk Philly contributor With just a handful of games remaining in the Flyers season, they have a chance to do something that they haven't done since before the All-Star Break -- win three games in a row. They close out their season... Continue reading
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(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly) PHILADELPHIA -- For much of the Flyers' matchup with the Ottawa Senators, it seemed like both teams were interested in playing overtime. They weren't generating quality scoring chances, and deploying a take-no-chances style of play. Though they were able to respond to Senator goals with relative... Continue reading
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(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly) By Rob Riches, Sports Talk Philly contributor Though the Flyers closed out their four-game road trip in spirited fashion, they still find themselves on the outside looking in, and playoff elimination is still looming on the horizon. That still doesn't change the fact that the games... Continue reading
Despite falling behind early, the Flyers had no problem recovering quick and playing far ahead of the Pens in a 6-2 win. Continue reading
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The Flyers close out a four-game road trip against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Continue reading
The loss snaps a six-game Flyers win streak against the Jets, a streak dating back to Nov. 29, 2013. Continue reading
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With the erratic Flyers clinging on to as much playoff hope as they can, they embark on a four-game Western road trip that kicks off tonight in Manitoba, against the Winnipeg Jets. Continue reading
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They more than answered the bell on Wednesday, blanking the Pens, 4-0, in what can be considered a statement win. Continue reading
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The Flyers continue their four-game stretch against Metro Division teams with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Continue reading
Shero, a bit of a philosopher, was always there to provide a motivational quote on the chalkboard before games as a way to motivate players and get them thinking -- the most notable being the "Win today, and we walk together forever" from the 1974 Finals against Boston Continue reading
Wayne Simmonds and Shayne Gostisbehere scored in the Flyers' 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs Continue reading
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They head to Toronto to take on a team that stands directly in their path to the second wild card spot. Continue reading
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Jakub Voracek put the Flyers ahead, while Steve Mason capped off his magnificent game by turning away Jonathan Huberdeau for the 2-1 win. Continue reading