October 28, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Kings felt they were getting close to a championship and needed a veteran or two to put them over the top. The Flyers wanted to get younger and faster. And, so, the teams pulled the trigger on a blockbuster 2011 deal that sent captain Mike Richards to the Kings for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, and a second-round draft pick that the Flyers later dealt for Nick Grossmann. Ron Hextall, now the Flyers' general manager, was the Kings' assistant GM at the time, and he remembers vividly why the deal was attractive from Los Angeles' perspective.
October 26, 2014 |
Marquis Teague needed an opportunity to show that he can contribute in the NBA. The 76ers needed to look at another point guard. Both sides will get a chance. The Sixers acquired Teague and a 2019 second-round draft pick from the Brooklyn Nets on Friday for Casper Ware. The Sixers are the third NBA team for the 6-foot-1, 189-pounder since January. The move will save money and create a roster spot for the Nets, who are expected to waive Ware. Brooklyn would have owed Teague his guaranteed $1.1 million salary if they cut him. He has a $2 million team option for the 2015-16 season.
October 24, 2014 |
A trade show that had planned to move its annual event to Atlantic City, after bad experiences in 2012 and 2013 at the Convention Center, has reconsidered and will return to Philadelphia in August, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the center said Thursday. To fulfill its contract, the NBM Show, sponsored by National Business Media, a trade magazine publisher/trade show producer specializing in sign making, printing, apparel decorating, awards and engravings, had to hold one more show - in September 2014 - at the Convention Center.
October 3, 2014 |
A former eBay executive was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for insider trading tied to the Internet auction site's 2011 acquisition of a King of Prussia-based e-commerce firm. Christopher Saridakis, 45, of Wilmington, pleaded guilty in May, admitting he tipped off friends and relatives to a pending $2.4 billion deal between San Jose, Calif.-based eBay and GSI Commerce, where he worked as a marketing director. Saridakis was named a senior vice president at eBay after GSI's purchase.
October 3, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The latest rumor barely rolled off a reporter's tongue and Ron Hextall grinned, albeit only for a second. "I'm not going to talk about trades," Hextall said. "But I will give you one other piece of advice: Don't believe everything you read. " The rumor, from TSN's Bob McKenzie, said Hextall is actively shopping a defenseman - particularly Luke Schenn or Nick Grossmann - in order to open up a space in the lineup for 2013 first-round pick Samuel Morin. Hextall wasn't happy.
September 28, 2014 |
TRENTON - The Democratic and Republican nominees for Congress in New Jersey's Third District agree on a number of issues important to South Jersey voters, such as recovering from Hurricane Sandy and investing in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. So, to draw a contrast in a competitive race that has drawn national interest, Democrat Aimee Belgard and Republican Tom MacArthur each tried to send one clear message to voters during their first joint appearance Friday in an NJTV interview: Don't trust my opponent.
September 16, 2014 |
It's difficult to imagine Cody Parkey as an Eagle if it weren't for the relationship between Howie Roseman and Ryan Grigson. Former Eagles colleagues and frequent trade partners, the two general managers on Aug. 20 had just placed rookies on waivers who would have filled holes on each other's teams. The Eagles needed a kicker, and the Colts had just cut Parkey. The Colts needed a running back, and the Eagles had just released David Fluellen. Realizing the mutual interest, Roseman and Grigson worked out a straight-up deal before Parkey and Fluellen officially went on waivers.
September 13, 2014 |
Cody Parkey lost his job. It was Aug. 20, and the Indianapolis Colts decided to waive him. Then the kicker received a call from Colts general manager Ryan Grigson telling him that he had been traded to Philadelphia. The Eagles surrendered running back David Fluellen, whom they planned to waive. It was a swap of two unwanted players. If the Eagles hadn't traded for Parkey and tried claiming him off waivers, the kicker would have been up for grabs to the 21 teams ahead of them on the waiver wire.
September 3, 2014 |
Gov. Christie's three-day trade mission to Mexico will begin Wednesday with an agenda that includes a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, receptions with business leaders, and a trip to a Mexican state with New Jersey connections. Christie, who is leading a state delegation to Mexico City, said his goal is to strengthen New Jersey's relationship with Mexico, which is its second-largest trading partner and has a growing presence in the Garden State. The number of residents of Mexican descent in New Jersey has doubled in the last decade to more than 217,000.
September 1, 2014 |
As he prepares to lead a trade mission to Mexico this week, Gov. Christie has been relatively silent on an issue vexing the Republican Party: immigration reform. New Jersey's famously outspoken governor, who is considering a run for president in 2016, has repeatedly attacked President Obama in recent weeks over the influx of unaccompanied children trying to cross Mexico's border into the United States. But he also has deflected questions about how he would change the country's immigration system at a time when congressional Republicans - who blocked a bill providing a path to legal status for millions of people in the country illegally - are gearing up for a battle with Obama over the possibility the president will take executive action on the issue.