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November 30, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though Philadelphia hasn't witnessed a Stanley Cup parade in four decades and this year's Flyers have been lifeless, the Wells Fargo Center was filled and alive for a recent game with San Jose. Many of the fans had been going since they were youngsters. They proudly wore team gear and followed the action as knowingly as they might a football game. And while the home team lost again, its loyal supporters will return. Two years from now, the Flyers will celebrate their 50th anniversary.
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October 3, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL is monitoring Hurricane Joaquin's projected path and investigating scheduling contingencies in case the Eagles-Redskins game on Sunday needs to be moved from FedEx Field in Landover, Md. The league said Thursday in a statement that "there is no change in the schedule for the game at this point. " It's scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. One option being discussed is moving the game to Detroit, according to the NFL Network. Detroit has been used in the past when games could not be played in a team's home venue.
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June 4, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Together, they formed the Flyers' top defensive pairing for most of their seasons in Philadelphia. Now, in a twist of fate, Tampa Bay's Braydon Coburn and Chicago's Kimmo Timonen - good friends dealt by the Flyers before the trade deadline - will oppose each other in the Stanley Cup Finals, which start Wednesday in Tampa. Both have had major medical problems this season but find themselves within four victories of winning their first Stanley Cup. "It's great. After everything I went through, this is the reason - and the only reason - that I came back," said Timonen, 40, who missed most of the season with blood clots.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Kevyn Orr, the bankruptcy attorney whose Detroit credentials set off alarms on Wall Street when he was appointed by Gov. Christie as part of an Atlantic City emergency management team, is leaving the post, the governor's office said Monday. Orr's role was described as "counsel" to Kevin Lavin, the full-time emergency manager, whose duties to date have been mostly those of a super-auditor of the city's finances. Lavin is being paid $135,000 a year; Orr's compensation, billed by the hour, has not been made public.
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November 28, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THEIR SIXTH loss in seven games served as yet another example of what Ron Hextall views as the Flyers' most prominent issue. Wednesday's 5-2 loss at Detroit featured stretches of good play, but a lack of consistency throughout all 60 minutes- on an individual level and on a team basis - is what concerns the first-year general manager. "We've got to respond better to adversity," Hextall said after the yesterday morning's practice at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. "When things don't go our way, we need to continue to push.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Last week I saw the play Detroit at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. It wasn't really about Detroit. It was about neighbors. About the randomness of who might chance to move in next door. About the strange intimacy that can come with neighbors who just may invade your lives and change them. Detroit addressed how the whole concept of neighborhood has changed over my lifetime. One of the characters in the play summed it up in one line: " Neighbors - the word is really archaic.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
There's a strange sort of bookending between Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th-season opener, Lisa D'Amour's Detroit , and last season's production of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike . Where Durang's characters examined contemporary America through the eyes of an elder generation filled with nostalgia and disdain for today's careless youth, D'Amour brings us up to date, in real time, with the American Dream's death...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
At 33, Detroit's Danny Brown has become as notorious for sexual antics onstage and for self-admitted drug use as for his lewd, crude, yet smartly penned brand of electro-rap that manifested itself best on his most recent albums, XXX (2011) and Old (2013). From rapping on a laissez-faire lifestyle in his best tracks to titling himself "the Adderall Admiral," Brown doesn't seem to be a settled down-and-serious guy. Yet he delayed an interview several days to settle on a house just outside Detroit.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NBA infamy is hovering over the 76ers like a buzzard eying a carcass. A loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center would mark their 27th straight loss. That would give them the record for consecutive losses by a U.S. professional team. Based on this season's previous matchups with Detroit (26-45), a loss appears unavoidable for the Sixers (15-57). Just don't tell that to Thaddeus Young. "I always felt like we can go into any game and beat anybody on any given night," the Sixers power forward said.
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January 31, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers believe Tuesday's 5-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings came just at the right time. That's because the win ended a four-game losing streak just before they embark on a three-game trip to the West Coast that couldn't be more challenging. It begins Thursday in Anaheim and continues Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles against the Kings before concluding Monday night in San Jose. Entering Wednesday, Anaheim led the NHL with 83 points. San Jose was in second place in the Pacific Division behind Anaheim with 74 points, and Los Angeles was third with 66. The Flyers (26-22-6)
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