Kyle Phillippi

Olympic Men’s Hockey: Locals hope to deliver another underdog story for Team USA

Philadelphia has been the pinnacle for recent underdog success stories, and a trio of locals are hoping to keep that mentality going for Team USA in a year in which no NHL players will be participating in the games. Ryan Gunderson (Bensalem), Chad Kolarik (Abington) and Brian O’Neill (...

Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:49 PM

Alshon Jeffrey shows promise in Eagles debut

The numbers are nothing to brag about. Two catches for 23 yards. Yet, the debut of Alshon Jeffrey certainly left the Eagles feeling good as the prized offseason acquisition got his feet wet for the first time in the midnight green. “It was good to get him out there and finally get some...

Friday, August 18, 2017, 9:21 AM

Whose stock is up, whose is down after Eagles' second preseason game

The Eagles beat the Bills 20-16 Thursday night, but the score couldn't matter less. What matters is what happened on the field as the Eagles evaluate and prepare their roster for the 2017 season.  Here's a look at who helped and hurt their stock in the game: Stock Up Ronald Darby,...

Friday, August 18, 2017, 9:09 AM

It's time to start respecting Phillies' Odubel Herrera

Odubel Herrera is riding a 16-game hitting streak, the longest by a Phillies player in over 10 years. Yet, Herrera isn’t receiving the respect from the national or even local market. Despite his antics and occasional lapse of judgment, Herrera is one of the game’s best outfielders but...

Monday, August 14, 2017, 4:36 PM

Nick Pivetta proving to be a curious case study for Phillies

When it’s come to the Phillies rebuild, not many things have been as clear as the organization would have liked. Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams look to be solid big leaguers, the same goes for more established players in Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis. In regards to the pitching prospects...

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 1:14 PM

Aaron Nola is looking more and more like Phillies' ace

When the Phillies chose Aaron Nola in the first round of the 2014 draft, the organization felt they had nabbed their ace of the future. The LSU product had some consistency issues and injury concerns early on, but Nola has gotten back on track and in a big way. The right-hander was...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 1:45 PM

After trading away Pat Neshek, are Phillies done dealing?

The organization made its first move leading up to the MLB trade deadline, sending All-Star reliever, Pat Neshek, to the Colorado Rockies for three prospects, one of which – shortstop Jose Gomez – was the No. 21 prospect in Colorado according to MLBPipeline.com. It was the most obvious...

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:21 PM

What will Flyers lines look like in 2017? Here's what fans think

Roster competition is nothing new for the Flyers. Yet, this year feels a lot different than those camp battles in the past. There’s a chance that from top to bottom, this year’s Flyers lineup is as skilled as any they’ve had in recent years. There’s a mix of veterans in...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:15 PM

Nick Williams adjusting to Phillies, MLB quickly

There were plenty of eyes on Philadelphia Phillies youngster Nick Williams during his time with Reading and Lehigh Valley.   A prized piece in the Cole Hamels trade, Williams came to Philadelphia with high expectations. He delivered in the minor leagues and certainly played his way into the...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:58 PM

Flyers sign Nolan Patrick, what’s next for the No. 2 pick?

A day after the New Jersey Devils inked the No. 1 overall pick, Nico Hischier, to an entry-level deal, the Philadelphia Flyers followed suit by officially signing the No. 2 pick, Nolan Patrick. With Patrick now on the books at a $925K annual average value, the question now is where he fits into...

Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:08 PM

Taylor Leier's mission: Make Flyers' opening night squad

Taylor Leier has spent the offseason doing the typical stuff, giving his body a break from the grueling hockey schedule and spending time with his family. He’s enjoying the final month or so of that now before the real challenge kicks in: making the Philadelphia Flyers opening night roster...

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:58 PM

Brendan Warren impressed with Flyers organization after offseason trade

Brendan Warren was just laying around, taking in an easy Friday night. His phone rang around 9:30 p.m. with the call coming from the Arizona Coyotes, informing him of his inclusion in a trade to Philadelphia for Nick Cousins and goaltending prospect, Merrick Madsen. “I was kind of shocked...

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:02 PM

The dynasty you don’t know about at Flyers' Trial on the Isle

It was three years ago when Morgan Sherwin was scrolling through her Twitter feed and saw the Philadelphia Flyers account post about an upcoming volleyball tournament to be held at the annual Trial on the Isle in Stone Harbor. She told her friend, Shannon Thomas, about the event, resulting in the...

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 12:20 PM

PHOTOS: Flyers prospects at 2017 Trial on the Isle

 The Flyers top prospects took to the beach to play volleyball, cornhole, have potato sack races and play a little hockey — among a variety of other activities (like bubble soccer) — for the benefit of adoring fans Wednesday in Stone Harbor, NJ. Above are some snapshots of the...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 5:30 PM

Oskar Lindblom’s rise with Flyers a credit to his hard work

In Sweden, Oskar Lindblom says there really aren’t any skating coaches like there are in the states. Because of that, he had to take the onus of improving his weakness -- skating -- on his own time and in his own way. Scouting reports listed his agility as his major weakness. After being...

Monday, July 10, 2017, 2:37 PM

Flyers' Nolan Patrick remains patient, observant as development camp opens

The Flyers hit the ice for the first time since the regular season ended as 40 prospects gathered for the team’s development camp. Absent from that, though, was the Flyers No. 2 selection from this summer’s draft: Nolan Patrick. The Brandon Wheat Kings product underwent abdominal...

Friday, July 7, 2017, 7:51 PM

Flyers Development Camp 2017 guide

Are you planning on attending one of the on-ice sessions this weekend? Here’s a good way to sound smart with your friends as you either sit in the bleachers or jostle for position along the glass with hundreds of fans in the orange and black: The jersey numbers to know: Forwards 54 -...

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:02 PM

It's time for Phillies to call up Scott Kingery

The Phillies are known to take a patient approach with its prospects, which often leads to the debate among fans as to whether it’s better for a 20-something-year-old to mash in the minors knowing a call-up likely isn’t coming regardless or to give that kid a taste of the majors to...

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 5:32 PM

Scott Laughton, Mike Vecchione appear to be a brewing battle for Flyers

Two things happened over the past few weeks … well, actually a bunch has happened to create this logjam at forward such as the selection of Nolan Patrick, the rise of Oskar Lindblom, the re-signing of Jordan Weal and the acquisition of Jori Lehtera via the Brayden Schenn trade....

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 3:32 PM

Flyers mail bag: What about goalie Anthony Stolarz?

Does Travis Sanheim or Phil Myers make the main roster over Andrew MacDonald? (@DanTheFlyeraFan) At this moment, I think the two youngsters who make the team on the blue line are Sam Morin and Robert Hagg. Those two, along with Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere, will be a part of this team for...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 3:09 PM