June 4, 2015 |
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.
April 29, 2015 |
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.
November 28, 2014 |
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.
November 2, 2014 |
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.
October 18, 2014 |
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...
August 30, 2014 |
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.
March 30, 2014 |
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.
January 31, 2014 |
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)
December 10, 2013 |
This was the day when Nick Foles finally threw an interception. It was the day when the Eagles' offense had minus-2 yards of offense after the first quarter and zero points at halftime. It was the day when we found out something more about the kid quarterback who already has shown us so much in this increasingly enchanted season. The unexpected snow that turned Lincoln Financial Field into a winter blunderland Sunday afternoon was threatening to bury the Birds when Detroit's Jeremy Ross returned a punt for a 58-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter.
December 9, 2013 |
Connor Barwin lives in the shadows of Philadelphia's skyline with a silhouette of Detroit's skyline etched on his right biceps. His Twitter profile lists two locations: "Detroit, Philadelphia. " The Detroit area is his hometown. Philadelphia is now his home. Barwin is not one who just passes through wherever he's living. The son of a city manager, Barwin yearns to be engaged with a sense of civic pride that is sometimes rare in such a transient industry. He played sports on both sides of 8 Mile Road while growing up around Detroit.