Eric Goldstein

Sports Reporter

Flyers must ignore hoopla as outdoor game critical to playoff push

At the last sporting event to take place at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles were in a fight for their playoff lives. They needed a legendary and heroic final drive, led by Nick Foles, to outlast the Houston Texans on Jake Elliott’s winning field goal as time expired in late...

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:28 PM

Trio of young players key to Flyers' mid-season turnaround

Carter Hart has undeniably been the catalyst for the Flyers' midseason resurgence and one of the main reasons they’ve crept back into the playoff conversation. Since the rookie netminder’s first game in December, the team has developed a completely different persona, ultimately leading to their...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 5:49 PM

3 reasons why Flyers will and won't make Stanley Cup playoffs

It was just three weeks ago when Philadelphia Flyers fans were actually rooting for the team to lose in order to increase its chances of landing the top pick in the NHL draft to select stud center Jack Hughes. However, as the Flyers prepare to face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday at the Wells...

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:20 PM

Flyers playing with confidence in front of rookie Carter Hart

The Philadelphia Flyers finally found life in what has been a miserable season and have won six straight games heading into Saturday’s contest against the Vancouver Canucks, which is tied for their longest streak since last February’s six-game run. It is also not a coincidence that rookie...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:02 PM

Poor grades dominate Flyers first half report card

Everyone, at least once in their life, had a report card in school they did not want to open, look at, or for heaven’s sake, show to mom and dad. Well, it’s kind of how the Philadelphia Flyers feel because their first-half grades are in and, just like the team’s record, they...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:19 PM

Eagles must make critical offseason decisions on offensive, defensive lines

The Eagles quickly addressed the quarterback quandary last Tuesday, when Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson declared that Carson Wentz would be the starting quarterback for 2019 season and the team will likely move on from Nick Foles. "Carson...

Monday, January 21, 2019, 3:17 PM

Eagles offensive line receives help from practice squad teammate

Philadelphia Eagles rookie defensive lineman Joe Ostman has apparently been one of the most important players on the team for the last three or so weeks. Well, not on game days, mind you.   For the record, Ostman has spent the entire season on the Eagles practice squad. His job, to a lesser...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 1:58 PM

Foles facing 'extremely talented defense' in Chicago

The Eagles offense, under the stewardship of quarterback Nick Foles, finished the last three games of the regular season against the Rams, Texans – both teams that qualified for the playoffs – and the dismal Redskins by scoring a combined 86 points and racking up an impressive 1,280...

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 4:47 PM

Darren Sproles outruns Father Time to keep Eagles season alive

Darren Sproles was ready to retire after last year and finally look back on a spectacular career that one day could warrant an induction into the Hall of Fame. However, those plans were delayed by at least a year when he tore his ACL in Week 3 and missed the remainder of the 2017 campaign. The...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 4:12 PM

3 takeaways from Eagles Week 16 victory over Texans

The Nick Foles' late-season magic continued and Jake Elliott converted on a 35-yard field goal as time expired as the Eagles survived in a heart-pounding 32-30 victory over the Houston Texans that allowed them to spend Christmas still alive in the hunt for a playoff berth. Unfortunately, they...

Sunday, December 23, 2018, 8:09 PM

What should each Flyers player expect under their Christmas tree this year?

In the past three weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers have fired their general manager, assistant GM, head coach, and an assistant head coach. It has not exactly been a merry time of the year, eh? However, the Metro is here to offer some cheer. Let’s take a step back from all of the serious...

Sunday, December 23, 2018, 11:37 AM

Taking stock of GM Chuck Fletcher's internal upgrade options for Flyers

Chuck Fletcher, the new general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, is not expected to give the current roster much of a leash before he starts to make changes to it. If the team can turn around its inconsistent season this month, then expect the locker room to remain intact. However, should the...

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:59 PM

Why did Flyers pick Chuck Fletcher as their new GM?

The Flyers shocked the hockey world last Monday when they fired General Manager Ron Hextall. However, it was hardly a surprise this Monday when the team announced his replacement. Chuck Fletcher, who was hired as the eighth general manager in team history, was rumored as the favorite for the job...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 3:16 PM

Flyers patience with Hextall's rebuilding plan ran out

When the Philadelphia Flyers hired Ron Hextall as general manager in 2014, it signaled a drastic change in how the organization would operate. Prior to his arrival, the front office had taken the impulsive approach to patch up holes each season by signing aging veterans to long-term contracts and...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 1:49 PM

Brian Elliott riding hot streak to help pace Flyers resurgence

In the Flyers’ 2-1 loss on Tuesday to the Florida Panthers, which ended their season-high six-game point streak, there was plenty of blame to go around. For starters, the atrocious penalty kill, ranked second to last in the NHL, surrendered a goal for the 10th time in the last 11 games. The...

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:55 PM

NFL Eagles 2018 second-half preview, predictions

As the Eagles kick off the second half of the season on Sunday night against the spiraling Dallas Cowboys with a disappointing 4-4 record, they need a big push over the final two months of the season just to make the playoffs, let alone try and defend their Super Bowl championship. The remaining...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:06 PM

Good, bad, ugly from first month of Flyers season

Let’s not mince words here – the Flyers are off to a terrible start. Even with Tuesday night’s 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks, the highs are far and few between, while the list of lows seems endless through the first month of the season.  At 5-7 heading into the first week...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4:37 PM

Flyers trying to solve problem of starting games slow

By now, you’ve probably heard Flyers GM Ron Hextall, coach Dave Hakstol, and nearly every player on the roster give a reason for why the team has a maddening penchant to start games slowly. Well, all parties are either wrong in their assessment, or they have failed to execute its solution....

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:09 PM

10 observations from Flyers first week of 2018-19 NHL season

The start to the season could have gone better for the Flyers, but it also could have gone worse. They persevered through a two-game western road trip to open the year, an embarrassing home loss, then had to trek to Ottawa but still emerged with a respectable 2-2 record. Not great but, again, not...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:08 PM

Flyers preview: 10 things to get you set for 2018-19 NHL season

The Philadelphia Flyers finished last season with 98 points, in third place in the Metropolitan Division, and lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Following an offseason that consisted of adding an offensive weapon and buoyed by a strong returning cast,...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:34 PM