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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


In what has become a classic Flyers play, Braydon Coburn will not play in Game 5 after all.

Despite his assertion that he was ready to go. Despite the thought by the coach and general manager that there was a chance, there was really never a shot of Coburn playing today.

Although they won't admit it, Coburn does have a concussion.

Typical Flyers fare.

Frankly, it's frustrating... both from a writer's perspective and that of the fans.

When blatantly lying to the media and their fans the Flyers should take this thought into consideration:

Philadelphia fans are disenchanted with Eagles coach Andy Reid because he chooses not to share information with them - leaving them as "need-to-know status."

It's frustrating - just divulge the information. If the kid has a concussion - call it a concussion. Keeping these head injuries secret is a bad practice.

One of these days, somebody is going to play with a concussion, with full disclosure to the team, and get hurt again - even worse.

Every sport has a dark cloud of some sort... hockey happens to have a concussion problem.

And the Flyers are one of the most egregious offenders.


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