The Flyers: Philadelphia’s Last Gasp Of Postseason Hope

Great blog, I’ve always admired Philadelphia’s passion when it comes to its sports franchises’. Im re-bloging this so my readers can be grateful that Boston is constantly in post-season contention year in and year out in all four sports.

CBS Philly

By Joseph Santoliquito

Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — The Phillies finished what was expected to be a promising season losing 89 games and finishing 23 games behind first-place Atlanta. The Eagles were just throttled by the Denver Broncos, giving up the most points in a game since 1972, and don’t seem to be heading toward the post-season (though the NFC East could make it interesting). We know what the Sixers will bring and the theme of their season—losing on their way to [Andrew] Wiggins.

Postseason hope now rests with the Flyers, beginning tonight, when they host Toronto.

Gone is headcase malcontent goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and shopworn Danny Briere. In are center Vinny Lecavalier, defenseman Mark Streit and goalie Ray Emery.

But can the Flyers reach the postseason, with the NHL’s new realignment? It’s certainly going be much harder with Detroit and improved Columbus now in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers finished…

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