January 17, 2014 |
On one hand, the Flyers have shown amazing resiliency as they have won eight games - seven since Dec. 4 - with comebacks that have erased third-period deficits. On the other hand . . . They are living too much on the edge and need to play better early in games so that the late heroics aren't needed. "Sooner or later, you're not going to win every game in the third," Brayden Schenn said after the Flyers escaped with a dramatic 4-3 win in Buffalo on Tuesday, using Vinny Lecavalier's goal with 14.8 seconds left to end a two-game losing streak.
January 14, 2014 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When James Franklin's coaching stint at Vanderbilt began in December 2010, most fans hoped there would be at least incremental improvement in a program where five wins constituted a good season. If he could eventually make the Commodores competitive in America's toughest college football conference, the SEC, that would be a bonus. Now, with Franklin gone to Penn State, any objective look at his three seasons would conclude he accomplished that task. A 24-15 record, back-to-back 9-4 seasons in the final 2 years, and consecutive bowl wins (three straight bowl trips overall)
December 3, 2013 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the calendar turned to December and the temperature has dipped, the only thing getting warmer is the heat being turned up on the Flyers. It is no stretch to say that the next 38 days may well define their season. At the very least, the next month or so will give a true glimpse into whether the Flyers are contenders for a playoff spot or just pretenders. Beginning tonight, the Flyers will play 18 games in 38 days: 13 road games; nine games against Western Conference teams who are a combined 56-26-10 against the East; five divisional games; and three games on the end of back-to-back nights.
December 2, 2013 |
NASHVILLE IS a hidden gem among stops on the NHL tour, with inviting country-music sounds and neon-soaked spirits spilling out of the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway next to Bridgestone Arena. Inside, the Predators skate in front of one of the most unusual - and passionate - fan bases in hockey, which the Flyers will get a taste of tonight in their third trip to the Music City since 2005. For three seasons after July 1, 2009, though, Nashville became the city NHL players loathed to visit.
July 19, 2013
Food-service provider, Aramark announced the construction of a new business services center in Nashville, Tenn., that will affect hundreds of Philadelphia jobs. An Aramark spokesman said that about 300 workers here, primarily in finance and human resources, may choose to apply for positions at the new facility or elsewhere in the company, or face being laid off over the next two to three years. The company, headquartered in Philadelphia, posted global annual revenues of $13.5 billion in its most recent annual report.
July 10, 2013
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh on a six-year, $28.2 million contract. The deal, announced Monday, will carry an annual salary-cap hit of $4.7 million for New York, which is close to the financial ceiling with players still to re-sign, such as forwards Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. McDonagh, 24, ranked second on the team with 78 blocked shots last season. Nashville gets boost Less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago, Viktor Stalberg signed a four-year, $12 million contract to join Nashville.
June 8, 2013
The Rev. Will Campbell, 88, a minister who drew acclaim for his involvement in the civil rights movement, died Monday in Nashville from complications after a stroke he had about two years ago. Mr. Campbell was the Nashville representative of a pro-integration operation called the National Council of Churches. Because he was white, he was allowed entry into rooms unapproachable by some of those at the forefront of the movement. "We knew there was somebody who cared and was concerned about what happened to us," Bernard Lafayette, a civil rights leader in Nashville and close friend of Mr. Campbell's, told the Tennessean newspaper.
June 6, 2013
Brandt Snedeker learned life's lessons, working at his mom's pawn shop in Nashville, waiting on folks down on their luck. "People work their asses off to make a dollar, and it gave us a good sense of reality," he told the San Diego Union-Tribune in January. "My dad always told us that we're just one bad decision away from being on the other side of that counter. "
March 22, 2013 |
FIFTY YEARS ago, Mississippi State's men's basketball team defied racist politicians by sneaking out of town to play in its first NCAA Tournament, against Loyola of Chicago, which started four African American players. Unwritten legislation, which prohibited any Mississippi state college from playing against a team that was segregated, stopped MSU from playing in the 1959, 1961 and 1962 tourneys, despite winning the Southeastern Conference in those seasons. But on March 2, 1963, MSU president Dean W. Colvard decided to end the disgrace and accepted the automatic bid to the tournament.
March 20, 2013
Standings Teams are listed in order of playoff position. The first eight teams in each conference earn playoff berths, with the three division winners in each conference seeded first, second and third. W L OL Pts. GIs Op. d-Pittsburgh 22 8 0 44 108 80 d-Montreal 19 5 4 42 90 70 d-Carolina 15 11 2 32 83 78 Boston 19 5 3 41 81 57 Ottawa 15 8 6 36 72 62 Toronto 15 12 2 32 86 83 d-Winnipeg 15 12 2 32 77 85 New Jersey 13 10 6 32 72 81 N.Y. Rangers 14 12 2 30 67 68 N.Y. Islanders 13 12 3 29 83 91 Tampa Bay 13 15 1 27 96 86 FLYERS 13 16 1 27 81 92 Washington 12 15 1 25 78 85 Buffalo 10 15 4 24 76 93 Florida 7 16 6 20 70 109 d-Chicago 24 2 3 51 100 62 d-Anaheim 20 3 4 44 90 66 d-Minnesota 15 10 2 32 70 68 St. Louis 16 10 2 34 85 80 Detroit 14 10 5 33 78 75 ...