Saturday, November 28, 2015

NBC says Flyers are....what?!

Here's hoping NBC's hockey coverage this year is better than its promotional campaign.

NBC says Flyers are....what?!

(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP)
(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP)

Here's hoping NBC's hockey coverage this year is better than its promotional campaign.

And more trustworthy.

The Peacock Network laid an egg with a commercial it has been running to promote Saturday afternoon’s season opener between the host Flyers and their arch-rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the commercial, the excited announcer (Think Ted Knight from the old Mary Tyler Moore Show) breathlessly proclaims: “Claude Giroux and the Flyers have their sights set on revenge for last season’s playoff loss to Pitt!!!”

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Uh, not quite.

It was the FLYERS who jolted the Stanley Cup favorite Penguins, four games to two, in last year’s opening round.

Oh, and irony of irony: The NBC Sports Group is a subsidiary of Comcast, which is the Flyers’ parent company.

Go figure.

G's "C" arrives. After Thursday's practice before 15,000-plus at the WFC, Claude Giroux was given his captain's jersey and he put it on while in the TV booth.

Laughton staying. Not only is 18-year-old rookie Scott Laughton going to be on the Flyers' opening-day roster, but it appears he will center the third line. He has been centering LW Wayne Simmonds and RW Matt Read _ players who combined for 52 goals last season.

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