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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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SBISA MAKES TEAM.... HOCKEY MOMS... FORMER FLYER SUSPENDED.... FLYERS AUCTIONS

As has been reported all week, rookie defenseman Luca Sbisa will start the season on the Philadelphia Flyers roster.

Ryan Parent, who will undergo shoulder surgery and be placed on the long-term injury list.

The Flyers submitted their initial 23-man roster to the league earlier this afternoon.

Here is that roster:

Forwards (13)

Centers: Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Glen Metropolit, Steve Downie, Darroll Powe
Left Wings: Simon Gagne, Scottie Upshall, Joffrey Lupul, Riley Cote
Right Wings: Danny Briere, Mike Knuble, Scott Hartnell, Aaron Asham

Defensemen (7)

Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn, Randy Jones, Luca Sbisa, Steve Eminger, Ossi Vaananen, Lasse Kukkonen

Goalies (3)

Marty Biron, Antero Niittymaki, Jean-Sebastian Aubin

It may seem curious that the Flyers are carrying three goalies, but it should only be temporary. Aubin has a two-way contract and will most likely be sent to the Phantoms.

More on this in tomorrow's edition of the Daily Times.

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Get this.....

Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the famous hockey mom who is also the governor of Alaska, will drop the first puck Saturday when the Flyers face the New York Rangers.

“Because of the tremendous amount of publicity she has brought to our sport, we invited the most popular hockey mom in North America to our home opener to help us get our season started,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider. “We are very excited she has accepted our offer and we are very proud of the publicity she is generating for hockey moms and the sport of hockey.”

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Former Flyer Ben Eager was suspended for three games to start the season after swinging his stick at Dallas Stars' pest Sean Avery in a preseason game.

Eager was seated on the bench and swung at Avery as he skated by. He missed Avery, thus the three games. If he hit him, it would have been alot more.

Eager was always a chucklehead. This doesn't surprise.

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The Flyers have a couple of unique items up for auction through NHL.com

The first in an antique desk used by both Bob Clarke and Paul Holmgren from the Flyers' general manager's office.

It's not quite the resolute desk that sits in the White House and was a key part of the movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," but it's still a pretty cool item.

The other item is a pair of autographed work boots.

The work boots were awarded to the player of the game from each Flyers victory last season as determined by the players. Each time a player was given the work boots, he autographed them and carried them in his bag until the next win.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of my most enjoyable moments in life are the one's spent watching my son play the "coolest" sport on earth. Sporting my berry lipstick and enjoying my Timmies steeped tea...I can't think of anything better.

I think it's great Sarah Palin is making this appearance.

October 9, 2008 at 2:00 PM 

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