Oh, the things you notice when your driving on the back roads of Pennsylvania. This Winnipeg Jets fan almost caught me taking this photo.
Vinny Lecavalier’s mansion located in Davis Islands in Tampa Florida is on the market. The mansion comes with a hefty price tag of $4.45 Million. Former Yankee Derek Jetter is one of many retired athletes that currently live on Davis Island. The mansion has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It’s 7,636 square feet on a 0.3-acre lot.
Lecavalier has 7G/11A this season in 51 games played this season. The Flyers are 5th place in the metropolitan division with a record of 29/29. They are 20-9-6 at home, 9-20-10 away — struggling on the road.
I’m going to try and do weekend roundups for everyone. I’ll do my best to keep up weekly. As you may know, having two kids takes up most of the day. Enjoy!
The Flyers get the win 2-1 against the Sabres on Sunday. Matt Read gets the first goal in the first period at 3:19. The second goal was by Michael Raffl at 12:45 in the third period. The Flyers are 23-22-10, 5th in Metropolitan Division.
According to The Boston Globe, The Boston Red Sox made an offer for Cole Hamels.
1. Cole Hamels, LHP, Phillies — General manager Ruben Amaro said last week that four teams had made offers for Hamels. One of them, according to a major league source, was the Red Sox. But what we’ve been able to piece together through various sources is that the package Boston offered was heavy on the major league side, trying to avoid giving up any of their top prospects. Suffice it to say, that won’t get you Hamels. The Phillies are insistent on prospects, and if they don’t get them now they’ll wait until the trade deadline when there might be more desperation by teams seeking to win.
The epic Riley Cooper calender controversy. The Eagles released this following statement: “We do not oversee the production of the annual team calendar,” the Eagles said in a statement. “We do not provide any input about the players who are featured or where those pictures appear in the calendar. The NFL licenses the production of that calendar to a third party and we do not have an opportunity to review the material.”
The Co-Host/Co-Producer of War Room Sports had his own opinion:
— B.Austin #WRS (@ThoughtEpiphany) February 12, 2015
Julius Erving said he thinks the mascots are why the dunk contest lost popularity, according to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
From the Report:
“The mascots messed it up,” Erving said, referring to the stunts pulled during regular-season games as part of crowd entertainment. “It was great seeing regular human beings, even though they were 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, running and dunking a basketball. When mascots started doing it with all the trampolines and all the crazy stuff and falling on the floor, then it became more like the X Games. The players can’t live up to that.”
The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate Scott Hartnell’s 1000th game tonight. Hartnell played 517 games with the Flyers. The Flyers faced the Blue Jackets tonight and lost in OT 4-3.
via video Comcast Sportsnet
Steve Mason will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury. Mason injured himself during a TV timeout on Sunday.
MASON OUT 2-3 WEEKS
Following the team’s morning skate in Montreal, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that goaltender Steve Mason will be out for approximately 2-3 weeks with a lower-body injury.
Mason left the Flyers-Capitals game at Washington midway through the second period and did not return. He has missed a total of 10 games this season, both with separate lower-body injuries and all within a span of 52 days (Dec. 19-27 & Jan. 10-27). Overall, Mason has a 11-12-7 record with a 2.30 GAA and .925 save percentage.
With an injury to Phantoms goaltender Rob Zepp, the club recalled rookie Anthony Stolarz from their AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley yesterday, who will serve as back up for Ray Emery tonight vs. Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
Emery owns a 9-9-1 record with a 3.34 goals-against average and .886 save percentage this season.
Kimmo Timonen had an interview with 94.1 WIP Friday morning. He remained positive about his future in the NHL. Timonen, who is 39 was diagnosed with a blood clot in September. Timonen will be honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association for the “Good Guy Award” on January 16, 2015.
“We still may be four, four weeks away until my medicine runs out,” Timonen told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Friday morning. “Until that time, we’ve got to do some re-testing probably in a couple weeks to see where I’m at and we go from there. But so far, everything looks good. I’m in good shape and I’m pretty excited about what might come in four weeks, but we don’t know. We haven’t done any testing, so you know, it’s not about me it’s about the health and what the picture will show.”
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The Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux exits the game early 3rd period after what appeared to be a serious cut to his leg.
As reported by CSN Philadelphia:
“Giroux went into the corner with the ‘Canes defenseman Justin Faulk to battle for a loose puck and became entangled with Faulk in the first five minutes of the third period with the Flyers trailing, 2-0.
Faulk’s skate appeared to slice through Giroux’s left leg. Replays show significant blood leaking through his tape wrap and socks.
The injury was serious enough that referee Ian Walsh stopped play and motioned for the Flyers’ training staff to come onto the ice. Giroux was helped off with his left leg in the air and went through the Canes’ off-ice entrance to get quicker medical attention.”
The Flyers tweet this update:
INJURY UPDATE: Giroux is probable for tomorrow’s game in New Jersey.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 3, 2015
This young Flyers fan reacts after opening his Christmas present from a family member. The boy noticed it was a Sidney Crosby jersey and pushed it away.
Oooooooooh,” the boy yelled.
“That’s my boy,” the father said. “We’ll use that for toilet paper.”
The father has the right idea.
We are giving away 2 tickets courtesy of the Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.
Game: Reading Royals vs. Wheeling Nailers 1/7/2015 @ 7:30pm.
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Former Flyers Coach Pat Quinn passed away at the age of 71 on Sunday. Quinn coached the Flyers from 1979-82. He took the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1980. Quinn coached the Flyers to a 35 game unbeaten streak in 1979-80, and still remains an NHL record.