Monthly Archives: October 2010

Flyers humiliate Isles, 6-1

By SHAY RODDY
Managing Editor — sroddy@highhopesblog.com

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Chris Pronger and the Flyers humiliated the New York Islanders Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center, winning 6-1. (AP)

It was an ugly, ugly night Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center for the New York Islanders, who had the appearance of a borderline playoff team coming in, but left looking like a group that simply doesn’t belong in the same league as the Flyers.

The Orange and Black humiliated the Isles in every sense of the word in front of a sellout Wells Fargo Center crowd, Saturday night, winning 6-1 in what will go down as one of the strangest, most physical, and best efforts of the Flyers’ young season.

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Physical, forechecking Flyers punish Penguins 3-2

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Sergei Bobrovsky stops Tyler Kennedy's shot, putting the Flyers in a good position to win a game at Pittsburgh. (AP)

PITTSBURGH — The biggest story coming into this Friday night match up against the Pittsburgh Penguins was Coach Peter Laviolette’s decision to scratch forward Nikolay Zherdev and play Dan Carcillo. A last second decision, it seemed to foreshadow the kind of game that played out during the opening minutes.

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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: What’s Wrong with the Saints?

By WESLEY KAMINSKY
Contributor — wkaminsky@highhopesblog.com
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What's wrong with the Saints? The should be powerhouse is falling fast in the rankings. (AP)

In a season full of surprises, week 7 was once again filled with the unexpected. The Raiders put up 59 points, the Browns went into New Orleans and won, Kenny Britt had 225 yards receiving, Deangelo Hall had four interceptions, and to top it all off, the Cowboys season got even worse with Tony Romo breaking his collarbone  Should I keep going?

One thing is clear: The NFC is wide open. When I say wide open, I mean it. No team has looked dominant. In the AFC it’s a different story with the Steelers, Jets, Patriots, and Ravens.

Here is my attempt to sort out the madness.

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Flyers offense blows Buffalo away

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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The Flyers looked good on the power play Tuesday against the Sabres. (Photo: Philly.com)

With the Flyers biggest problem so far being consistency, it seems fitting that they should face another team that has yet to win back to back games. It wasn’t perfect, they didn’t show the level of intensity they needed immediately out of the gate and had a lapse during the third period, but they earned a win and that’s what matters.

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Flyers lack desire, scoring in Columbus

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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A lackluster effort led to a slamming from the head coach Monday. (AP)

Two teams stepped onto the ice Monday night in Columbus, but only one team wanted to win a hockey game. And that’s just what the Blue Jackets did as the Flyers rolled over and handed them a 2-1 victory.

There were moments in the opening period where it looked like the Flyers would turn it up, but they were just that – moments. For no significant amount of time throughout the first 40 minutes did it appear as if the guys in white cared about the outcome.

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Hitting wins Championships? Phils’ focus shifts to an interesting offseason

By Stephen Wildman
Senior Baseball Insider – swildman@highhopesblog.com
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1st baseman Ryan Howard's last at-bat was only a microcosm of the Phillies's batters' NLCS lack of success (photo: philly.com)

When the dust settled after a familiar one-run loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of  the NLCS, the eliminated Phillies still felt that this was their series to lose.  And who could blame them.  No one outside of a few mile radius of the Golden Gate Bridge thought the Giants had any shot in dethroning the Phillies as the reigning National League Champions.  Apparently, however, a team of journeymen coupled with excellent starting pitching and a strong bullpen seemed sufficient enough to chop down the overwhelming favorites. Continue reading

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27-point finish sends Titans over Eagles, 37-19

By MATTHEW WATERS
Staff Writer — mwaters@highhopesblog.com

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Things got messy late in the game, Sunday, for the Eagles. (Philly.com)

What a great way to cap off a weekend in Philadelphia sports.

All eyes shifted toward the Eagles today after Philly’s $25 million man watched our city’s World Series dreams go down the drain, taking a direct route through the strike zone. The Eagles were in great position to go into the bye week on a high note, but Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt had other plans, scoring all three of Tennessee’s offensive touchdowns as they routed the Eagles 37-19 thanks to an incredible Philadelphia meltdown in the fourth quarter.

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