The conference semifinal round of the 2015 NHL playoffs is in full swing. Each series has played two games so far with the mixed results. Three of the four feature two games to none leads while the Capitals and Rangers are tied one game each.
It was Game 6 of the 1998-99 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the Flyers down three games to two, they were on home ice trying to force a Game 7 back in Toronto.
One of the bigger topics of this series was the officiating. Some of the calls seemed to be inconsistent, to say the least. Unfortunately, for Flyers fans, it was a call late in Game 6 that would prove to be crucial in the outcome of the game - and the series.
The first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs is finally complete. It is close so far as eight out of eleven got at least seven points out of the first round. Here are the updated standings for our first ever Flyerdelphia Playoff Bracket Challenge.
When looking at the broad landscape of Philadelphia sports, and at all four teams, who can you trust to lead them?
The NFL is preparing for its annual draft and a rock star named Chip Kelly continues to make noise day in and day out. But he seems to have the trust of the fan base to put together a Super Bowl contender at all costs.
The Sixers are in limbo, rebuilding, yes, but also making very little progress in terms of the current roster in a season that recently came to a close.
The Phillies…yeah, don’t ask.
And then there is Ron Hextall and the Flyers. Hextall, like Kelly, should have the trust of the fan base. He has very clearly stated his goals in both the long-term and short-term and has pulled all of the right strings in a lost season.
When he speaks, you listen. And when you listen, you get excited about the future and its potential. It’s all the more reason that Hextall can get the Flyers to the promised land.