Monthly Archives: April 2011

Flyers blown out in Game 1

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Tim Thomas stopped 30 shots as his team ran over the Flyers in Game 1. (Courtesy Philly.com)

All the talk of energy, momentum and physicality in the days leading up to Saturday’s loss must have worn the Flyers out, because they had none to show, and paid for it with a 7-3 loss.

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76ers — A Season Review

By MIKE CUSTER
Staff Writer — mcuster@highhopesblog.com
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Resiliant is the best word to describe a successful 2010-11 season for the Sixers. (Courtesy Philly.com)

After the curtains closed for the 76ers’ season on Wednesday night, the players shuffled back to the locker room before boarding their final flight to Philly, as the Miami Heat immediately turned their attention to their impending Round 2 battle with the Boston Celtics.  As was the story of the series, the Sixers started hot, and played well enough to stay in the game until the end.

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Flyers ready to face Bruins

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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With a few days off to rest and prepare, the Flyers are anxious to get at the Boston Bruins in Game 1 Saturday. (Courtesy Philly.com)

This time last year, the Flyers were preparing for a series against the Boston Bruins. Their preparations may not have to change much this year, but there’s certainly going to be something new in everyone’s mind.

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Flyers – Bruins: The Rematch

High Hopes has you covered all series long, home and road. Jay Boehmer, Matthew Nadu and Shay Roddy take you inside the Wells Fargo Center with full video and text coverage of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

Promo shot, edited, directed by Chris O’Brien.

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Special plaques help sick youngsters’ dreams come true

By SHAY RODDY
Managing Editor — sroddy@highhopesblog.com
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These plaques, available for $99, can help youngsters living with life-threatening illnesses' dreams come true.

There is no denying the potential for greatness each night at Citizens Bank Park. In a city where little matters more than its sports teams, we can’t contain the excitement of seeing four of baseball’s best pitchers go on back-to-back-to-back-to-back nights.

But now and then, we are all reminded that we spend our time and energy in the fun and games department of life.

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VIDEO: Flyers flip script in Game 7

Shay Roddy and Matthew Nadu break down the Flyers Game 7 win against the Sabres and look forward at the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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Sixers fight hard, but end season in Miami

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Doug Collins and his boys fell short in Miami. But in the end, they completed one of their huge goals: to make the Sixers relevant again. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Apollo Creed wins again.

True, Creed is a fictional character just like his heroic counterpart, Rocky Balboa. But just as Rocky represents hope, determination and belief, Creed represents talent, flash, stardom, and success.

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