Comcast-Spectacor announced the resignation of Peter Luukko early Monday afternoon.
Luukko resigned to "pursue other entrepreneurial endeavors" after 25 years with the company.
Dave Scott, a former EVP at Comcast's cable division, will serve as acting president.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It was a play the Flyers had practiced many times. And it may be one that finally gets one of their most baffling assets off the mat.
Matt Read dished to Steve Downie. Downie cycled up the wall and passed off to a streaking Andrej Meszaros, who pivoted, spun around Nashville’s Craig Smith and laid an absolutely perfect backhand pass to Sean Couturier in front of the Predators’ net.
Nevermind the fact that Couturier deposited the puck behind Marek Mazanec to knot the score late in the third period. That was a bonus.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Family. Turkey. Football.
Thanksgiving is purely American.
But what does that mean for a group of 23 mostly foreign hockey players now living in Philadelphia? Only two Flyers, Adam Hall and Hal Gill, are American.
TAMPA, Fla. -- When the news first leaked late Monday night, jaws dropped around Canada and the hockey world.
The NHL’s long-time Canadian national television partner, TSN, will no longer have rights to broadcast the game beginning next season. The NHL and Rogers Sportsnet reached a landmark 12-year, $5.232 billion deal for exclusive Canadian television rights.
That’s roughly $4.9 billion in American dollars.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Relaxing in Florida’s warm, gentle breezes, trips to the Sunshine State normally go one of two ways for the Flyers.
Like the winter-time temperatures in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia, the differences in games are polar opposites.
Either, the difference in latitude provides a change in attitude, and the no-pressure environment in South Florida is a healthy respite from a long and grueling season. In that case, the Flyers usually put a hurtin’ on the lowly Panthers, like a 7-1 pounding in their last visit to BB&T Center on Jan. 26.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Turns out, NHL executives did know what they were doing when they imposed that 113-day lockout last season.
The average NHL team has an enterprise value (equity plus net debt) of a whopping $413 million, nearly 46 percent more than a year ago, according to Forbes Magazine’s annual rankings. And for the first time ever, three Canadian-based teams are ranked in the top five.
Teams have long disputed the Forbes valuations, but Forbes says their data is groomed from sports bankers, public documents and consultants who conduct studies on such matters. Since almost all teams are privately held, their books are not open to the public.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The lasting image may be Dustin Byfuglien’s jig at center ice after his game-tying blast in the third period, but the Flyers returned home with five out of six points on their three-game road trip.
Here are five observations on the Flyers’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Jets.
1. A RESPONSE: Yes, the Flyers blew a one-goal lead in the third period for the second time in 10 days. But their response this time was much better. On Nov. 5 in Carolina, the Flyers lost that one-goal lead with 52 seconds left and crumbled in overtime.
UPDATE (12:15 pm): The Flyers announced that Ray Emery will start in goal tonight against Marc-Andre Fleury. While it is a bit of a surprise, since Mason is coming off a shutout and has played so well all season, Emery has also only allowed two goals in his last two starts - both against New Jersey.
The information below is helpful because it does give a glimpse inside why the Flyers' coaching staff might not want to use Mason. His career numbers cleary sag when starting two days in a row - like most goaltenders would.
Puck drop is at 8 o'clock tonight on NBC Sports Network.