Monthly Archives: June 2010

R-Ut Roh – Utley Hurt in 7-3 Loss to Cincinnati

By STEPHEN WILDMAN
Staff Writer — swildman@highhopesblog.com
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Chase Utley hit the disabled list after injuring finger Monday. Photo: AP

The first game in this three game series versus the Cincinnatti Reds started out with promise for our Phightins.  Kyle Kendrick retired the first nine batters he faced, the Phillies batters were getting on base despite not being able to score, and it seemed only a matter of time before they were going to bust out against Johnny Cueto and company.  Then fate stepped in, as it has many times this season, to put the brakes on any good feelings this team has had as of late.

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Hamhuis to Pittsburgh; Talks open with Nabokov

By JAY BOEHMER
Staff Writer — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Flyers GM Paul Holmgren spent the day in negotiations with GMs from across the league today in LA, including Toronto's Brian Burke (left). Photo: Flyers

LOS ANGELES — Today’s 2010 Entry Level NHL Draft started pretty quietly for the Flyers. Not much news seemed to be coming out of Southern California two weeks after the team lost the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks. But as day one of the draft winded down the Flyers finnally made a move that got people back east talking.

One of the Flyers’ newest pieces and someone who seemed to be a key component to strengthening this year’s defensive core was sent packing just days after arriving in Philadelphia. The good news for Dan Hamhuis is that he isn’t going too far.

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Sixers select Evan Turner with second pick

By MATTHEW WATERS
Staff Writer — mwaters@highhopesblog.com
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It came as no surprise when the 76ers selected Evan Turner with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s official: the Sixers finally have a true two guard.

No more forcing Andre Iguodala to play out of position, no more acting like Willie Green is anything more than an average D-leaguer at best: with the second overall pick in the 2o1o NBA Draft, the Sixers selected Ohio State guard Evan Turner.

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Mark your calendar: Top dates in Flyers 2010-11 season

By CHRIS DiFRANCESCO
Staff Writer — cdifrancesco@highhopesblog.com
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Photo: Getty Images

The NHL’s Eastern Conference Champions will begin their re-launched efforts to return to the Stanley Cup Finals beginning on October 7th in Pittsburgh’s brand new arena,  the Consol Energy Center. With many teams now gunning to bring the Flyers down after reaching the Stanley Cup, the challenge will become even tougher.

Below are my top five matchups to look forward to now that the complete 2010-2011 Flyers schedule has been released.

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He’s back – Rollins returns in Phils 2-1 win over Indians

By STEVE WILDMAN
Staff Writer — swildman@highhopesblog.com
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J-Roll made his return from the DL last night after missing all but eight games this year. With him comes the energy and leadership this team desperately needs. (Photo: Ron Cortes/ Philly.com)

It probably wasn’t the perfect night for Jimmy Rollins at the plate (0-4) in his first game coming back from his second stint on the disabled list, but he looked never happier to be back on the field… again…

You could also say it wasn’t the perfect night at the plate for any of the Phillies batters.  As a team, it was the second straight game where they recorded only 4 hits.  Luckily for them, however, they were playing the Cleveland Indians.

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Flyers deal Parent, strengthen defensive corps

By JAY BOEHMER
Staff Writer — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Ryan Parent is the first one to go, as the team that took us on an incredible ride begins to tweak their lineup.

A top story of the Flyers’ series against Chicago was whether our top four defensemen, led by Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen, could keep up with their squad, which ran six men deep.  The results showed as the opponent’s third line kept the Flyers in check while ours was taken advantage of at nearly every opportunity.

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Flyers prospect analysis

By JAY BOEHMER
Staff Writer — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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With the hangover from the Flyers’ Stanley Cup Final finally gone (for those of you still feeling the effects, I’d recommend seeing a doctor), anyone whose eyes haven’t turned towards the offseason and the 82 plus games that follow must do so now.

As those of you who listened in on our original offseason podcast would already know, the Flyers have plenty of pieces, especially forwards, that needn’t be tinkered with going into the 2010-2011 season.

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