Eric Goldstein

Sports Reporter

Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld ready for spotlight in preseason opener

Instead of watching last year’s MVP candidate Carson Wentz or Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles fire passes to receivers, the 40,000 fans at the Eagles open practice on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field endured a heavy dose of third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who ran most of the plays...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:14 PM

Can Eagles Michael Bennett Mike Wallace make an impact this season?

The Philadelphia Eagles made five shrewd offseason moves last season that helped catapult them to their dream season and euphoric win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Without bringing in Alshon Jeffery, Tim Jernigan, LeGarrette Blount, Patrick Robinson, and some guy named Foles, it...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 3:30 PM

Will we see Flyers Isaac Ratcliffe in NHL this year?

When Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants a particular player in the NHL Entry Draft, whether it’s trading a perennial 20-goal scorer or multiple draft picks, he makes it happen. Hextall sent veteran Brayden Schenn to St. Louis last year in exchange for the Blues’ 27th overall pick...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5:07 PM

5 storylines to watch for at Eagles training camp

The Super Bowl title defense officially commences on Thursday for the Philadelphia Eagles. After winning their first championship in 57 years, the Eagles begin their quest for a second straight title. As they head to the NovaCare Complex for the start of training camp, let’s examine five key...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:43 PM

Flyers Philippe Myers' goal is to stay focused, make team

Philippe Myers knows from experience that he needs to walk a fine line. On one hand, the shutdown defenseman wants to break training camp this fall with the Flyers. On the other, he doesn’t want to obsess too much with the opportunity to the point it disrupts his focus and, ultimately,...

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:42 PM

Flyers Joel Farabee gets quick introduction to NHL before heading to college

In the span of less than two weeks, Joel Farabee went from being a member of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program to a first-round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to Boston University to attend school this summer and play for the Terriers this upcoming...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 4:03 PM

NHL Free Agency: Time for Hextall, Flyers to open the check book

It’s time for Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall to make a bold move or two this summer. Heck, maybe even add in a blockbuster trade. Whatever he chooses to do, fans can only hope for no more Dale Weiss-like signings or deals that bring back Jori Lehtera or R.J. Umberger, which...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 2:16 PM

2018 NHL Draft: Flyers, Hextall add to stockpile of forward prospects

When each of the eight players was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday and Saturday at the 2018 NHL Draft, general manager Ron Hextall likely congratulated and welcomed the 18-year-olds to the organization either in person or over the phone. However, he probably won’t talk to them...

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:08 PM

Flyers 2018 NHL Draft Q&A Part 2 with Russ Cohen

The first round of the NHL Draft was easy for Ron Hextall last year. With the second pick in the draft, the Flyers GM was guaranteed one of the two projected superstars, Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick. When the New Jersey Devils took Hischier, Patrick was the no-brainer pick for Hextall. This...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:31 PM

Flyers 2018 NHL Draft Q&A Part 1 with Russ Cohen

The first round of the NHL Draft was easy for Ron Hextall last year. With the second pick in the draft, the Flyers GM was guaranteed one of two projected superstars, Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick. When the Devils took Hischier, Patrick was the no-brainer pick for Hextall. This year’s draft...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 2:34 PM

Flyers fail to measure up to Stanley Cup finalists Golden Knights, Capitals

Surprisingly, not much separated the Philadelphia Flyers and this year’s Stanley Cup Finals teams, the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals, during the regular season. We know – insert eye roll here. However, take a look for yourself. The Flyers finished with 98 points,...

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4:49 PM

NHL Draft: Potential future stars available for Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall traded Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues at last year’s NHL Draft for veteran Jori Lehtera and the Blues’ first round pick in 2017 and 2018. While Lehtera was essentially a salary dump and could get cut this summer, the Flyers used...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:29 PM

Taking stock of Flyers goalies

It’s no secret that the Flyers need an elite goalie to compete for, and ultimately win, the Stanley Cup.   If there was any doubt whatsoever, just look at the goalies for the four remaining teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Two of them are finalists for the Vezina this season, one won...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:40 PM

Eagles Carson Wentz update: Is the Philly QB good to go?

Eagles President Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson don’t have a timetable for when quarterback Carson Wentz will be cleared to return from the torn ACL he suffered last December.   Wentz, who injured his left knee on a goal line dash against the Los Angeles Rams and missed the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:39 PM

Flyers 2017-18 season in review: Recounting the highs and lows

The Flyers locker room was somber and quiet, as expected, on Sunday after the team was eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, each of the half-dozen or so players, as well as the head coach, who were paraded in front of a giant throng of...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:52 PM

Penguins playing at championship level in playoffs against Flyers

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t look this good during the regular season. They didn’t even look this good in any of the four regular season games when they swept and outscored the Flyers, 20-11. They weren’t this fast. They weren’t this strong along the boards. They weren...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:56 PM

Flyers need to improve everywhere to win Game 2

Hey Flyers fans, back up from the ledge of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Breathe in, and then exhale. Repeat. Everything is going to be alright. We think. Yes, we know the Flyers were single-handily obliterated by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the opening game of Stanley Cup Playoffs. And...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:25 PM

Guide to being excited for Flyers - Penguins NHL playoff series

It’s Flyers vs. Penguins. It’s Sidney Crosby vs. Claude Giroux. And it’s in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Let’s face it. This is the matchup every Flyers fan was hoping for – at least in their heart. OK, maybe not. Maybe fans didn’t want to...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 1:28 PM

Bruins continue doing Flyers favors as Philly playoff berth nears

The Flyers reduced their magic number to lock up a playoff berth to three points over the holiday weekend, thanks almost entirely to the Bruins and a resurgent Petr Mrazek. Boston did them a huge favor by sacking the Florida Panthers, 5-1, on Saturday, and then on Sunday lost to the Flyers and a...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 4:18 PM

3 reasons why the Flyers will, or won't make the playoffs

Despite a five-game losing streak and dropping seven of eight earlier this month, the Flyers were still never in any serious danger of falling out of a playoff spot. Thanks to a successful stretch in January and February, they had built a nice cushion in the standings and were able to withstand the...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:47 PM