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Archive: June, 2010

Flyers finally fall

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 11:15 PM
Thirty-five years. It is hard to believe sometimes that it has been that long since the Flyers hoisted the Stanley Cup. They just pushed us all to the brink with a playoff run that none of us will soon forget. It was thrilling, startling, indelible. But it is over, two games short of the goal. Outplayed... Read more

Flyers now facing elimination

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 10:52 PM
CHICAGO -- Eighty-two games in the regular season. Twenty-two games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And now, for the Flyers, one final game of goaltender roulette. On a night when the Chicago Blackhawks asserted themselves in a way that neither team had been able to accomplish to this point, Flyers coach... Read more

Flyers win in OT

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 11:20 PM
That the Flyers went into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final trying to make history pretty much goes without saying. But there is history and there is history. And there is this: no team in the annals of North American professional sports -- no team, not one, not ever -- has won a playoff series after... Read more

Laviolette's psychological warfare

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 8:55 AM
You have to love this time of year, and what it brings out in people -- first defenseman Chris Pronger and the business with antagonizing the Chicago Blackhawks by collecting the puck at the end of the games, and now coach Peter Laviolette pulling out all of the psychological stops with the Flyers... Read more
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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 Reach Rich at

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