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Another Flyers comeback stuns Penguins

Friday, April 13, 2012, 10:21 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Just a few days, and a few million heart attacks ago, the widespread expectation was that Flyers-Penguins would be spectacular bloodsport. People saw the way the regular season ended, and the history of animus between the franchises, and the closeness of the two teams in the standings... Read more

Flyers need to pressure Penguins' D

Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:37 PM
PITTSBURGH -- We must begin with all of the usual caveats, especially these two: that pucks can take funny bounces, and that goaltending is uber-important. Which means that there are a lot of factors that might determine the outcome of this playoff series between the Flyers and Penguins. Still, take... Read more

Briere leads huge Flyers comeback

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 10:25 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Even as late as Wednesday morning, Danny Briere was admitting nothing other than that he was feeling better every day. Under orders not to say anything in the days following the upper back contusion he suffered at the hands of the Penguins’ Joe Vitale with a week to go in the regular... Read more

Flyers/Pens: Calm before the storm

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 1:33 PM
PITTSBURGH -- There is little left to say but there were plenty of people saying it in the Flyers' and Penguins' locker rooms at Consol Energy Center. The buildup to this first-round playoff series has been enormous, fueled by the emotions of the last couple of weeks. Given a chance to revisit the... Read more

3 Big Answers: It's not yet time to panic

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:58 AM
Video: With Ryan Howard & Chase Utley out, should the Phillies be nervous? Who's to blame for the 76ers' slide? Which team is better, the Flyers or the Penguins? Rich Hofmann of the Daily News discusses these topics. Read more

D-E-M-E-T-R-E-S-S. What's in a name?

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11:55 AM
The legend of Howard Mudd grows. We already knew that he was a molder of men, a mad scientist among offensive line coaches, and the inspiration for a frequently hilarious fake Twitter feed called @HowardMuddFacts. Now we know this: that it was Mudd who insisted that his newly-signed left tackle, Demetress... Read more

3 Big Answers: Predicting the Phillies' future

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 2:01 PM
Video: How many games will the Phillies win? What are the Eagles looking for in the NFL Draft? Will the Flyers and Penguins face off in the playoffs? Rich Hofmann of the Daily News has answers. Read more

3 Big Answers: Acquiring Tebow, Utley's injury, Sixers' stretch

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 11:14 AM
Video: Should the Eagles trade for Tim Tebow? Are the Phillies in trouble? What will this next stretch tell us about the 76ers? The Daily News' Rich Hofmann has answers. Read more

3 Big Answers: Temple's chances, Eagles' needs, Phillies' buzz

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 10:56 AM
Video: How far must Temple advance in the NCAA Tournament to win over the city? What will the Eagles do in free agency? Has the buzz around the Phillies disappeared? Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann has answers. Read more

3 Big Answers: Sixers' issues, Eagles' strategy and Flyers' outlook

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 1:00 PM
Video: Can the Sixers fix their problems? Do the Eagles feel a sense of urgency? Did the Flyers do enough before the trade deadline? Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann has the answers. 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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