November 2, 2015 |
As last summer was ending, our silver Tacoma climbed through the Cascade Mountains with four adults and a jon boat in tow. Moss-colored peaks, like giant green gumdrops, corralled us through the highway toward our Adirondack vacation. My cousins and husband visualized a respite from suburban South Jersey - fishing, dining, shopping, and relaxing. But I'd been apprehensive about this wilderness week. I'd prepped myself with camping videos on YouTube and researched survival products.
September 8, 2014 |
Poor Emilie Krause, or rather, her poor characters. As a member of New Paradise Laboratories' newer, younger ensemble, Krause seems to have settled in as the company's little girl lost - all softness and saucer eyes - last in 27 , its depiction of rock-star afterlife, and now in its FringeArts world premiere The Adults. But it's a privileged position, and something NPL founder and director Whit MacLaughlin has been exploring of late with pretty spectacular results. The Adults falls in line with the company's aesthetic: It's nasty, beautiful, ugly, thought-provoking, and hypnotic, with movements that slither and repeat, its actions far louder and more expressive than its limited script.
April 14, 2014 |
FIVE YEARS AGO, a wrecking ball tore a hole through the brick and mortar of the Spectrum - tearing down nearly 40 years worth of dusty Flyers and Sixers memories. On the periphery, the demolition of America's Showplace left the Flyers' top minor league affiliate in need of a new home after an impressive 13-year run across the street from the big club. That wrecking ball left the Phantoms' franchise in shambles. They've yet to recover. The Phantoms will play their final home game in Glens Falls, N.Y., this Friday to mercifully end the most embarrassing era of minor league production in the Flyers' 47-year history.
February 24, 2014 |
Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon has concussion problems from banging his head into the glass during a recent game and is out of the Phantoms lineup indefinitely, Adirondack coach Terry Murray confirmed after his team's morning skate Saturday in Voorhees. The Phantoms played Bridgeport at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Earlier this season, Bourdon spent two months at the University of Michigan, where he received treatment from concussion specialists and also skated on the college rink.
April 21, 2013 |
The Flyers will not be in the Stanley Cup playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 seasons, so the last four regular-season games are a matter of pride. "Being a professional, you have to leave it all out there," said forward Danny Briere, whose team plays in Carolina on Saturday night. "I think the guys are ready to do that no matter where we are in the standings. It's frustrating. It's disappointing, but we're getting paid to do that, so there is no reason for us to not give it all we have left.
April 18, 2013 |
The Flyers' defense is running out of healthy bodies. They recalled Brandon Manning and Matt Konan from Adirondack of the AHL on Tuesday to replace injured defensemen Kent Huskins (concussion) and Bruno Gervais (torn stomach muscle), who are both out for the season. Manning picked up an assist - his first NHL point - on Brayden Schenn's first-period goal Tuesday against the New York Rangers. "It's exciting. This is where you want to be," Manning, 22, said before the game.
April 10, 2013 |
FOR A DEFENSE corps desperately seeking consistency in the wake of mounting injuries, the familiar face of Marc-Andre Bourdon has been conspicuously missing. That's because Bourdon has been sidelined since Nov. 30, 2012, missing 53 straight games with the debilitating aftereffects of his second concussion in a year. "The way I see it, I have two options," Bourdon told the Daily News, opening up in an exclusive interview for the first time since his last concussion. "I can either get hit again and again and deal with these same problems.
March 14, 2013 |
ERIK GUSTAFSSON had his head buried in a program during the first intermission on Sunday night, sitting in the press box at the Wells Fargo Center among the popcorn, soda, former Flyers and other healthy scratches. For any hockey player, the press box is the last place you want to be seen. It's where careers go to die. For Gustafsson, though, seeing the game seven levels above the ice surface provided a unique perspective. His only other trips to the press box were as an injured player, with little need to focus on the details of the game.
October 9, 2012 |
PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY will be played in the Delaware Valley this week. It just won't be at the NHL level. With established NHL players like Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Zac Rinaldo and Erik Gustafsson chewing up valuable Phantoms roster spots during the lockout, the Flyers assigned six prospects to the ECHL's Trenton Titans on Monday. One of the surprise cuts was Jason Akeson, who spent a good part of the summer training with Claude Giroux in Ottawa. Akeson, 22, led the Phantoms last year with 55 points in 76 games.