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Author: Jacob Erlbaum

How the Flyers Went From Stanley Cup Contenders to Potential Rebuilders

Reading Time: 3 minutesPrior to the COVID-19 pause in 2020, the Philadelphia Flyers looked like one of the best teams in the NHL. They had won 9 out of 10 games, including 9 in a row before losing to Boston just before the pause. When the NHL returned to play, the Flyers earned the Eastern Conference’s number one seed and looked poised for a deep playoff run. The Flyers then went on to win their first playoff series since the 2011-12 season and in the second round, the Flyers mounted a 3-1 series comeback against the New York Islanders...

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From Rebuild to Playoffs: How Photosynthesis Saved the Eagles’ Season

Reading Time: 3 minutesDuring his Wednesday press conference after a dreadful road loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, head coach Nick Siriani used an analogy of a flower growing to describe how the Eagles will be successful going forward. At the time, Siriani had already been under fire for the team’s poor play, especially its inability to run the football and the analogy only increased the criticism of the first-year coach as it gave way to an abundance of questions about Siriani’s credibility. Well, fast forward to the postseason and the Eagles are the best run team in football...

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NHL Tiers for all 32 teams as the New Year Approaches

Reading Time: 8 minutesAfter an extended break due to COVID-19’s ambush on the National Hockey League, let’s take a moment to see where all 32 teams stand with 2022 at the doorstep: _________________________________ The Tampa Bay Lighting tier Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point have missed significant time, but the Lightning haven’t missed a beat. Since losing Point, Tampa Bay is 11-2-1 and currently sit atop the NHL standings with 44 points. The Lightning are as dominant as ever and will only get better with the return of its stars. To me, they remain the Stanley Cup favorites. The true...

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