Archive for Anthony SanFilippo

Delco Times: The Secret of the Slushie

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , on March 21, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

A FLYERS SECRET

“No other teams in hockey use the slushies, so don’t share our secret until we win the Cup.”

– Flyers Trainer Jim McCrossin

…Great, interesting read.  By far the craziest story concerning the Flyers that I’ve read in a while, but hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Tweet: Hip Surgery for Walker?

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , on October 15, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Tim Panaccio tweeted about Matt Walker needing hip surgery minutes ago:

…Essentially, if Walker has surgery, with the amount of time he’d be out, the Flyers traded Simon Gagne for a fourth round draft pick.  That’s brutal to fathom, let alone comprehend.  Presumably, Walker will be put on the IR making his $1 million + salary come off the books for the time being.  The depth the Flyers had defensively appears to have dwindled by one.

Anthony SanFilippo of the Delco Times and Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer have also weighed in on the situation.

Updates: SanFilippo Talks Return to Philly with Gagne

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , on October 14, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

The man of the hour tonight, Simon Gagne, sat down with Anthony SanFilippo (@AnthonySan37 on Twitter) of the Delaware County Times to talk about his impending return to the only city he’s ever really known in his prior 11 NHL seasons, Philadelphia.

Gagne is back in Philadelphia tonight

Now a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Gagne makes his first return to the Wells Fargo Center since being traded down South as a result of the Flyers’ tight salary cap situation in the off-season.  The interview is in transcript format and is a great read.  The two men spoke before Gagne played in last night’s contest against the Montreal Canadiens, a game his Lightning would go on to win, 4-3.

Check out the interview here: SIMON SAYS…

Leighton on the Shelf for 6-8 Weeks; Back Troubles Since Playoffs

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

This is news we knew was coming.  That still doesn’t make any part of it good.  Some tweets for you:

UPDATE: Panaccio, Seravalli, and SanFilippo all reporting via Twitter that Leighton’s bulging disc in his back has become herniated.  Once again, not good.

…This is going to be a tough injury for Leighton to completely recover from.  I agree with Seravalli in questioning why the Flyers signed him to a two-year extension given this predicament with his back.  It’s time for Bobrovsky and Boucher to earn their keep, or the Flyers will have some SERIOUS questions coming at them.  Let’s hope Leights has a speedy recovery.

And the Flyers’ goaltending carousel continues to spin round and round….

Updates: SanFilippo – Pens Will Win Cup

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , on October 6, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Morons in Pittsburgh are hoping SanFilippo's assessment is correct. I'm not.

Yes, you read that correctly, Flyers fans.  Anthony SanFilippo of the Delaware County Times has predicted that the Stanley Cup will be won in 2010-2011 by none other than arguably the Flyers most heated present-day rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins.  In his article that ran yesterday in the Delco Times, SanFilippo broke down the “nine” Stanley Cup contenders entering this season in his mind.

He has the Flyers losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals, and the Pens going on to beat the Vancouver Canucks in the Final, capturing their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Agree?  Disagree? Give it a read:  SANFILIPPO: PENS REIGN SUPREME ONCE STAAL RETURNS

Updates: The Spectrum is Goin’ Down

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , on September 28, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

This morning, Anthony SanFilippo of the Delco Times reported that he has confirmed with Peter Luukko that the Spectrum has seen its final summer.

The old Spectrum was home to many great moments in Philly sports history

The old building that has sat staring at its successor, the Wells Fargo Center, will be slowly torn apart starting in September to make room for the entertainment complex, Philly Live!, that is supposed to be opening up in the area where the Spectrum once stood.  According to SanFilippo, the plan is to start razing the inside of the facility in November, and by the time December rolls around the demolition crew will be on hand with a wrecking ball to knock down the Spectrum.  As Travis Hughes says on Broad Street Hockey,

As we head to South Philly this fall and early winter for games at the Wells Fargo Center, we’ll be forced to gaze across the parking lot at the building that’s slowly dying. By spring, we probably won’t be able to tell there was ever a building there.

…It’s sad to think that the Spectrum will be all but gone come the time the Flyers will likely be gearing up for a playoff run.  Personally, it will be pretty emotional for me as I think with many Flyers fans my age and older our first game was seen inside the old Spectrum, and that’s where our earliest memories of the Flyers begin to form.  It’ll be tough to see the old girl go down, but we certainly will be reminded of the Spectrum with every ounce of historic Flyers footage we ever see.

God Bless the Spectrum!

Check out SanFilippo’s article here: SPECTRUM DEMOLITION SET FOR NOVEMBER

Updates: Surgery for Leino, Betts, Backlund, Carcillo

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Anthony SanFilippo of the Delaware County Times is reporting on his blog today that Ville Leino and Dan Carcillo will join Blair Betts and Johan Backlund as some of the Flyers to go under the knife early for surgical procedures this postseason.

Betts is one of four Flyers to have surgery so far this off-season

Betts is scheduled to have surgery on his dislocated shoulder, suffered during round two against Boston, and Backlund will have a minor hip procedure to get the goaltender ready for next year.  However, just today SanFilippo said that now Leino and Carcillo will each have procedures.  Carcillo, who sat out various games as a healthy scratch throughout the Eastern Conference and Stanley Cup Finals, was playing with a sports hernia and will have surgery to correct it.  The Flyers, according to SanFilippo, have said that Carcillo’s procedure may take a while, but the winger should be ready for training camp.

Ville Leino is the fourth and newest Flyer to go under the knife so far this summer, as he is having what SanFilippo terms a “minor hip cleaning” that “won’t cost him that much time this summer.”  Leino came onto the spotlight for the Flyers this postseason, emerging as one of the most talented players on the roster and hopefully earning himself a spot in the Flyers’ line-up for many years to come.

Speedy recovery wishes to all dealing with surgeries, get well soon!