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Video: Three big questions

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:07 AM
Video: Every week the Daily News' Rich Hofmann provides answers to the three biggest questions in Philadelphia sports for CineSport's Noah Coslov. This week Rich answers questions about the Flyers and Sixers playoff hopes and offers his take on the Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper situation. Read more

Giroux suspension too harsh (UPDATED)

Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:30 PM
Well, the Flyers have their rallying cry. NHL dean of discipline Brendan Shanahan has done it. He has suspended the Flyers’ Claude Giroux for one game for a hit to the head of the Devils’ Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of their playoff series Sunday night. Shanahan has suspended a superstar... Read more

Phillies chat with Rich Hofmann

Monday, May 7, 2012, 5:31 AM
Join Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann for a live chat about all things Phillies starting at noon Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post comments. Read more

Will Giroux be suspended?

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 10:12 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- Claude Giroux has become the Flyers’ leader, and no one questions it. He is them and they are him and that is that, at least for now. When Giroux is the best player on the ice, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs. When he is quiet, they lose two... Read more

Flyers dumped in OT

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:51 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- For people who play hockey at this time of year, the desperate search is for victory in any of its many shapes and forms: pretty, ugly, does not matter. For people who watch hockey and write about hockey at this time of year, the quest is for a narrative to explain it all, to validate... Read more

Flyers flatline

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 10:05 PM
Wow, were the Flyers bad on Tuesday night. A team built on emotion showed little. A group schooled in aggression rolled over. A Flyers team that is better than the New Jersey Devils, and that got a long stretch of great goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov, nonetheless finds itself hip-deep now in a... Read more

Three Big Answers: Key Game 2s for Sixers, Flyers

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 11:40 AM
Video: Can the Sixers muster a win against the Bulls? Is a Sixers or Flyers win more significant in Game 2? Should fans continue stressing over the Phillies' struggles? The Daily News' Rich Hofmann gives his thoughts. Read more

Devils should be worried

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 7:26 PM
The Flyers won a game, just a game, just one of the four games that they will need in order to get past the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But the way it happened should leave the Devils wondering -- because this was a great chance for them to take the series opener... Read more

3 Big Answers: Sixers to NBA Playoffs; Dawkins to HOF?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 10:56 AM
Video: Will Brian Dawkins be one of the few safeties voted into the Hall of Fame? How significant is a winning record for the Sixers? The Daily News' Rich Hofmann and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss those questions and the Phillies' struggles. Read more

Next stop for Dawk: Hall of Fame

Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:28 AM
The news, inevitable for all who wear a uniform, arrived Monday morning: Brian Dawkins is retiring. Next stop: Canton. Having been paid to watch this Eagles team for 3 decades now -- and if that isn't the gig of the century, I don't know what is -- there are few certainties and many conflicted feelings... Read more
About this blog
Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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