Keith Allen Former Flyers GM Dies

The Flyers former GM Keith Allen died Tuesday at age 90. Allen was hired as the first head coach of the Flyers in 1967. In their inaugural season, the Flyers finished first in their division with the best record among the six new teams. The Flyers fell to third place in their division in 1968-1969 season. Allen was then named the GM of the Flyers. He helped created the brand we all love and know the “Broad Street Bullies”. The Flyers won the Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. He earned the name “Keith the Thief”.

Allen was elected in the Hockey Hall Fame as a Builder in 1992. He was the executive vice president of the Flyers.

Posted by: Sam Fareri

Citizens Bank Park Renamed?

The home of our beloved Phillies home field could have a new name. There are rumors that TD Bank may buy Citizens Bank.

The Phillies sold the naming rights to Citizens Bank for $95 million over 25 years, which includes $57.5 million for naming rights and another $37.5 million in an advertising package.

Can we get use to the name TD Bank Park?

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Sixers Want to Trade Evan Turner

The Sixers are looking to trade Evan Turner for a draft pick. It would make sense to trade him now instead of letting him become a free agent and get nothing. The Sixers would need to pay $8.7 million for his extension.

Turner is averaging a career-high 18.1 points with 6.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He is shooting 43.5 percent, but struggling at the 3 point line at 28.6 percent.

Does it make sense to trade him now?

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Who will the Eagles Target in 2014 Draft?

According to Yahoo.com Sports, The Eagles will target five players in the 2014 first round draft.

They are the following players:

Justin Gilbert, Cornerback, Oklahoma State
Mike Evans, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M
Ahmad Dixon, Safety, Baylor
Kelvin Benjamin, Wide Receiver, Florida State
Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

Chip Kelly had a rough start with the Eagles but finished with a 10-6 record as a rookie NFL coach. I trust his judgement in the 2014 draft.

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Flyers defeat LA Kings: Wayne Simmonds 100th NHL Goal

The Flyers bounce back to beat the LA Kings 2-0 tonight. Steve Mason had 35 saves. The two goals were scored by Wayne Simmonds in the second period and Claude Giroux in the third period.

Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th NHL goal tonight. Simmonds was signed on August 15, 2012 with a six year extension worth a average of $4 million annually.

Congratulations to Wayne Simmonds!

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LeSean McCoy wins FedEx Ground Player of the Year

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LeSean McCoy wins FedEx Ground Player of the Year. He lead the NFL in rushing yards this season with 1,607 yards. He’s the first running back since Steve Van Buren in 1949. McCoy did break Wilbert Montgomery’s record which was held in 1979 for 1,512 yards in 1979.

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The Sixers will face Andrew Bynum

The former Sixer Andrew Bynum signs with the Pacers. The contract is worth $1 million. Bynum will be a backup for Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi.

Bynum averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. He missed last season with the Sixers with a knee injury.

The Sixers will face Andrew Bynum on March 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Can he remain remain healthy this season? Who knows.

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Congrats to Michael Carter-Williams

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Congratulations to Michael Carter-Williams who is heading to All-Star weekend.

Carter-Williams is averaging 17.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds. He leads as a rookie in all categories.

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Michael Vick says he wants to be a starter

Michael Vick had an interview with Super Bowl Media Center. He does plan to return in 2014 as a starter. “Absolutely,” he said “I can’t see no other way” according to NFL.COM.

Vick mentioned he wouldn’t rule out returning to the Eagles. Since he lost his starting position to Nick Foles, he will try his luck as a free agent for a starting position.

Michael Vick has not played 16 games in a season since 2006.

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Why is A.J. Burnett a good fit for philly?

Ruben Amaro Jr. seems to be shopping for free agents this off season. Pitchers? Yes, pitchers! ESPN.com reported that the Phillies and Orioles had shown interest in Burnett this winter.

Burnett, the veteran righthander became a free agent. The Pirates failed to extend his contract of $14.1 million. He made $16.5 million last season.

Burnett was 26-21 with a 3.41 in 61 starts with the Pirates in the last two seasons. He led all National League starters in strikeout rate and groundball rate.

Burnett could be a good fit to the Phillies rotation to breakup the two lefthanders.

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