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Philadelphia Flyers 2010-11 NHL Predictions

The Flyers 2009-10 regular season came down to a shootout in the final game of the season. The Flyers won that shootout, earned a No. 7 seed and proceeded to shock the world and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

After that improbable run Philadelphia will certainly not be sneaking up on anybody this season. The Flyers remain one of the more physical teams in the league, but in last year’s postseason their skill players showed that this team has that added offensive dimension to make an extended postseason run.

Mike Richards and Jeff Carter both surpassed 30 goals and 60 points last season. There is a ton of depth behind them with Daniel Briere (26 goals and 27 assists last season) and youngsters Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk. Chris Pronger has meshed right in with the Philadelphia defensive rotation.

Anybody who just watched Philadelphia in the playoffs might think that the goaltending situation is a strength of the team, but entering the season it appears to be the biggest question mark. Waiver-wire acquisition and former third-fiddle goaltender Michael Leighton emerged as one of the more valuable commodities in the playoffs. After Ray Emery and Brian Boucher were sidelined with injuries, Leighton took the reins. He certainly had his moments, but he was far from consistent. Despite catching lighting in a bottle and carrying Philadelphia to the Stanley Cup Finals, his career record in the NHL remains 34-40-10. The defense will need to do its best to cover up for Leighton’s shortcomings.

The Flyers hit the road to open the season as they have the unenviable task of helping the Penguins christen their new arena on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Flyers and Penguins will actually meet three times in October. After a road trip to St. Louis for Game 2, the Philadelphia Flyers schedule eases up with a five-game homestand.

Offseason Moves
Arron Asham is suiting up for division rival Pittsburgh while former Penguin, veteran winger Bill Guerin has a decent shot of earning a roster spot in Flyers’ training camp. Simon Gagne is off to Tampa Bay and goon Riley Cote is retired and replaced by enforcer Jody Shelley. The Flyers are the latest team to take a chance on journeyman forward Nikolai Zherdev, it is a low-risk gamble on the fourth-overall draft pick in the 2003 draft, but there is a high reward to be had.

Philadelphia Flyers Predictions: Outlook
They were two games away from the Stanley Cup, but they were also one shootout loss away from missing the postseason. That needs to be remembered when setting honest expectations from this group. Philadelphia has weapons and the bodies to play the physical brand of hockey Philadelphia fans have become accustomed to. There is plenty of potential amongst the second and third liners, but for the most part it is unproven.

Philadelphia Flyers Futures Odds
A year after winning the Eastern Conference, the Flyers’ hockey odds of repeating are +700. Their odds to win the Stanley Cup are +1200. Within the division they have the third best odds (+350) to win the Atlantic. Their season win total ‘over/under’ is 42.5. Odds are courtesy of BetUS.

NHL Predictions for Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers have the talent and experience to separate themselves from the Rangers and Islanders in the Atlantic Division, but likely will not be able to hang with the Penguins and Devils for an 82-game season. Do not be surprised if Philadelphia’s playoff future is still in jeopardy as the season winds down. Philadelphia ‘under’ 42.5 wins looks to be one of the strongest NHL future plays right now.

Doc Moseman is one of the pioneers of the NHL handicapping industry. Check out his Web site for up-to -the-minute NHL Odds and his famous winning hockey picks.

2010-11 Philadelphia 76ers NBA Predictions and Odds

The Sixers start the season with a new GM, Rod Thorn, who is perhaps best known for bringing Michael Jordan to the Chicago Bulls. Thorn hired Doug Collins as head coach and now the Sixers are poised to make some noise in the Atlantic Division, but for that to happen, Philly needs to work on the basics like perimeter shooting and defense.

Last season, rather than making the playoffs and scoring a lot of points in former coach Eddie Jordan’s Princeton offense, the Sixers’ were exposed as undisciplined, unmotivated, and played without energy and passion. Conversely, Doug Collins will play the mentor role, developing and inspiring the Sixers’ young players. 

Collins is the polar opposite of Jordan and he’ll game plan to his players’ strengths rather than having them fit into a pre-planned scheme like Jordan did. However, Collins will have a hard time finding wins if he doesn’t improve the team dramatically with their interior defensive game. It’s unlikely but if he can shore up the defense this year then the Sixers might have a glimmer of hope to backdoor into the playoffs.

The Philadelphia 76ers schedule has the Sixers hitting the road for two games at Indiana and Washington. The good news for Philly is they will play six out their last eight games at home, with the last four consecutive games at home to close out the season.

Philadelphia 76ers Offseason Moves
The Sixers left no stone unturned when making moves this offseason. General Manager Ed Stefanski got demoted and Rod Thorn was named as Team President. Jordan was fired and replaced with Doug Collins.

As for the players, Philadelphia dealt Samuel Dalembert to Sacramento in exchange for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes. Long-time Sixer Willie Green and fourth-year forward Jason Smith were traded to Charlotte for veteran forward Darius Songalia, and 2010 first round pick Craig Brackins from Iowa State.

Philadelphia might have had the steal of the draft by picking up Jrue Holiday 17th overall and he looks like he’ll start in front of the NBA’s overall second pick in the preseason, Evan Turner, a Naismith award winner. Finally, the Sixers have been having a hard time trying to dump Elton Brand, but there is little interest due to his lead ballon of a contract. Therefore, he is still on the team.
 
Philadelphia 76ers Preview: Outlook
Last year the Sixers were ranked 24th in defensive efficiency rating, but that should improve this year with top-five defender Andre Iguodala getting support from rookie small forward Holiday. Turner will help bolster the defense as well, but Philly did little to address their interior defense. Philadelphia will excel on perimeter defense, but that will only make opponents go to strong to the inside.

The Sixers also have an excellent transition game, as they have a very athletic group of players. However, the problems for Philly include a lackluster half-court offense, awful defensive rebounding, and porous interior defense. The Sixers won’t contend for a title this year, or even the playoffs. However, if Philly concentrates on developing their young core players they should be back in the postseason in two years.
 
Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers odds to win the Atlantic Division are +5000 and the odds double if you want to back the Sixers to win the NBA Championship at +10000. The oddsmakers set the Philadelphia 76ers ‘over/under’ at 33.5 total wins; a seven-game, or 24 percent increase in total wins over last year. The Philadelphia 76ers won 27 games in 2009-10 and finished fourth in the Atlantic Division. NBA odds are courtesy of BetUS.

NBA Picks for Philadelphia 76ers
Last season the Sixers were ranked in bottom third in most statistical categories from three-point shooting to defensive rebounding. Jordan’s Princeton offense was a bust and the Sixers suffered through a disastrous season. Will a new proven GM and a new head coach translate into seven more wins for the Sixers? Certainly the Sixers should win more games than last year, but I think 34 games is too much of a leap so I am advising playing the ‘under’ 33.5 total wins for the 2010-11 NBA season.

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Nfl – Washington Redskins Defeat Philadelphia Eagles

Donovan McNabb worked his way back to the Philadelphia Eagles stadium this Sunday as he guided the Washington Redskins to their second win of the season. McNabb had an impeccable first half commanding the aerial raid that would ultimately lead the Redskins to its 17-12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

McNabb had called the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia his home stadium for 11 seasons. Most of his successful moments as a professional athlete came in this stadiums wearing the Eagles colors. McNabb threw 125 yards and one touchdown against his former team. McNabb, who has been a 6-time Pro-Bowler had to speed things down in the second half, to stay within the game-plan that Mike Shanahan had deployed to defeat the Eagles.

There had to be a significant arrangement in the game-plan. Most fans out there were expecting a Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick showdown, as Vick had managed to perform brightly after the Eagles starting quarterback, Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion during the season opener. Vick, who is certainly putting a lot of effort into bringing back his A-game after his two years in a Federal Prison, was having one heck of a season, making sure that there were no doubts that he deserved to be the guy leading the Eagles aerial and land-based attacks.

Towards the end of the first quarter, Vick launched himself forward in a 23-yard-scramble, searching for spaces and escaping from defenders until he got sandwiched between two Redskins defenders and had to leave the game with sore ribs. Kevin Kolb came in, and kept things under the radar for a while. But the problems were still out there for the Philadelphia Eagles.

One thing is certain, both Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick are phenomenal quarterbacks, and that is a indisputable plus for the Eagles. But there is not too much of a margin for these two to rely on, as the Eagles defense has some serious flaws. Had Vick avoided the collision and remained on the field the Eagles could have won. At least thats a reasonable guess. Despite Kolbs talent, Vick is a bit more flexible and athletic. While Kolb sits in the pocket and throws his passes from within the safe-zone, Vick can run and squeeze between players if necessary. He is fast on his feet, but then there is always the risk of injury.

One thing is for sure. Once Vick was out, and the Redskins went for the half-time break, the was a drastic change in Washingtons team tactics. Lets take a look at McNabbs numbers in the first and second half. For instance, he completed 6 of 8 for 115 yards in the first half, completing a touchdown pass and a very respectable 156.3 passer rating for the first two quarters. This was the key for the 17 points the Redskins had in the first half against the 6 points procured by the Eagles.

Then came the change in tactics and McNabb hit personal record-breaking lows in the second half. He completed 2 of 11 for 10 passing yards (yes: 10!) and one interception. If you like doing numbers, thats a 1.7 passer rating. At the end, the Redskins played well and pulled off the upset. But is this a good sign for Washington, can they keep on winning games and managing to stay competitive in their conference.

The Redskins will now face the Green Bay Packers in what its expected to be a very close game while the Philadelphia Eagles will have to visit San Francisco and go head to head with the 49ers.

Stephen Lars is a prominent sports blogger and currently covers NCAA Football, previews and handicaps for the BetIAS’ Sports Betting Blog . You may reprint this article in its full content, please note no modifications to it are accepted.

NFL – Washington Redskins defeat Philadelphia Eagles

Donovan McNabb worked his way back to the Philadelphia Eagles stadium this Sunday as he guided the Washington Redskins to their second win of the season. McNabb had an impeccable first half commanding the aerial raid that would ultimately lead the Redskins to its 17-12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. McNabb had called the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia his home stadium for 11 seasons. Most of his successful moments as a professional athlete came in this stadiums wearing the Eagles’ colors. McNabb threw 125 yards and one touchdown against his former team. McNabb, who has been a 6-time Pro-Bowler had to speed things down in the second half, to stay within the game-plan that Mike Shanahan had deployed to defeat the Eagles. There had to be a significant arrangement in the game-plan. Most fans out there were expecting a Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick showdown, as Vick had managed to perform brightly after the Eagles starting quarterback, Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion during the season opener. Vick, who is certainly putting a lot of effort into bringing back his A-game after his two years in a Federal Prison, was having one heck of a season, making sure that there were no doubts that he deserved to be the guy leading the Eagles aerial and land-based attacks. Towards the end of the first quarter, Vick launched himself forward in a 23-yard-scramble, searching for spaces and escaping from defenders until he got sandwiched between two Redskins defenders and had to leave the game with sore ribs. Kevin Kolb came in, and kept things under the radar for a while. But the problems were still out there for the Philadelphia Eagles. One thing is certain, both Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick are phenomenal quarterbacks, and that is a indisputable plus for the Eagles. But there is not too much of a margin for these two to rely on, as the Eagles’ defense has some serious flaws. Had Vick avoided the collision and remained on the field the Eagles could have won. At least that’s a reasonable guess. Despite Kolb’s talent, Vick is a bit more flexible and athletic. While Kolb sits in the pocket and throws his passes from within the safe-zone, Vick can run and squeeze between players if necessary. He is fast on his feet, but then there is always the risk of injury. One thing is for sure. Once Vick was out, and the Redskins went for the half-time break, the was a drastic change in Washington’s team tactics. Let’s take a look at McNabbs’ numbers in the first and second half. For instance, he completed 6 of 8 for 115 yards in the first half, completing a touchdown pass and a very respectable 156.3 passer rating for the first two quarters. This was the key for the 17 points the Redskins had in the first half against the 6 points procured by the Eagles. Then came the change in tactics and McNabb hit personal record-breaking lows in the second half. He completed 2 of 11 for 10 passing yards (yes: 10!) and one interception. If you like doing numbers, that’s a 1.7 passer rating. At the end, the Redskins played well and pulled off the upset. But is this a good sign for Washington, can they keep on winning games and managing to stay competitive in their conference.

Stephen Lars is a prominent sports blogger and currently covers NCAA Football, previews and handicaps for the BetIAS’ Sports Betting Blog . You may reprint this article in its full content, please note no modifications to it are accepted.

The Philadelphia 76ers Tickets : One Of The Professional Team In Nba

The Philadelphia 76ers are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In 1946, Danny Biasone sent a 5,000 check to the National Basketball League offices in Chicago, and the Syracuse Nationals became the largely Midwest-based league’s easternmost team. In 1949, the Nationals were one of seven NBL teams that merged with the Basketball Association of America to form the NBA. In 1955, the Nationals (led by forward Dolph Schayes) won the NBA championship.

On July 9, 2008, the 76ers signed power forward Elton Brand to a 5 year, 79.795 million-dollar contract. They were able to sign him after trading Rodney Carney , and renouncing their rights to all their unrestricted free agents.Brand had originally opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, looking to re-sign with them. But Elton saw that the 76ers offered him more money (he regarded their offer as the Philly-Max), and a better chance at winning an NBA Championship playing in the Eastern Conference.

This move has been the subject of controversy since there were rumors that he and Baron Davis had made a friendly agreement to play together for the Clippers. Later on the team signed free agent point guard Royal Ivey of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kareem Rush from the Indiana Pacers, and then signed former Sixer Theo Ratliff after Jason Smith’s injury.

Donyell Marshall was signed on September 2, 2008 after he stated that he wanted to go back home to his agent and end his career in the city of brotherly love.Rush, Ivey, Ratliff and Marshall were all paid the veteran’s minimum wage because of their one-dimensional play, but they were to be contributors to a team on the rise. During the offseason they also re-signed valuable restricted free agents Louis Williams for 5 yr/25 million and Andre Iguodala for 6 yr/$ 80 million.

However, the Sixers couldn’t find the form that pushed them to the playoffs last year. The Sixers started the year with an uninspiring 9/14 record before firing head coach Maurice Cheeks on December 13. Assistant GM Tony DiLeo took over and the Sixers gradually improved. They finished the season with a 41/41 record, with a 32/27 record under DiLeo. Brand’s first season with the Sixers ended early with a right shoulder injury that required surgery. Despite the loss of Brand, the Sixers earned a playoff berth with a 90/95 win against the Detroit Pistons on April 4, 2009, at home.

In the first round, they faced the Orlando Magic. Three of the first four games of the series provided late-game heroics. Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young made game-winning shots in Games 1 and 3, respectively, while Orlando’s Hedo Turkoglu provided the game-winner in Game 4. Just like in the previous year’s playoffs, the Sixers led 2/1 after three games. But the Magic went on to win three straight to eliminate the Sixers from the playoffs.

It was also during the season that the Sixers played one home game at their old home, the Wachovia Spectrum. The Sixers won 104/101 over the Chicago Bulls on March 13, 2009. The game was played to provide the final curtain call on the Spectrum, which was scheduled to be imploded on New Year’s Eve 2009.

For the 2009 offseason, the Sixers drafted UCLA point guard Jrue Holiday with the 17th pick. The Sixers also traded power forward Reggie Evans to the Toronto Raptors for a three-point specialist, small forward Jason Kapono, who had won back-to-back three-point shootouts in 2007 and 2008.[17] This offseason also marked the return of the 1977/1997 76ers logo, along with a redesigned court and new uniforms updating the 1982/83 jerseys.

On May 18, 2010, the NBA Draft Lottery was held. With the 76ers holding the sixth-best odds at receiving the top pick, they managed to land the second pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, beating out the Warriors, Kings, Timberwolves, and Nets, who all had better odds. Two days later, Doug Collins was named head coach of the 76ers. Collins previously played for the Sixers, and coached the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and the Washington Wizards. On June 24 they picked Evan Turner with the second overall pick of the draft.

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Philadelphia Flyers 2010-11 NHL Predictions

The Flyers 2009-10 regular season came down to a shootout in the final game of the season. The Flyers won that shootout, earned a No. 7 seed and proceeded to shock the world and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

After that improbable run Philadelphia will certainly not be sneaking up on anybody this season. The Flyers remain one of the more physical teams in the league, but in last year’s postseason their skill players showed that this team has that added offensive dimension to make an extended postseason run.

Mike Richards and Jeff Carter both surpassed 30 goals and 60 points last season. There is a ton of depth behind them with Daniel Briere (26 goals and 27 assists last season) and youngsters Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk. Chris Pronger has meshed right in with the Philadelphia defensive rotation.

Anybody who just watched Philadelphia in the playoffs might think that the goaltending situation is a strength of the team, but entering the season it appears to be the biggest question mark. Waiver-wire acquisition and former third-fiddle goaltender Michael Leighton emerged as one of the more valuable commodities in the playoffs. After Ray Emery and Brian Boucher were sidelined with injuries, Leighton took the reins. He certainly had his moments, but he was far from consistent. Despite catching lighting in a bottle and carrying Philadelphia to the Stanley Cup Finals, his career record in the NHL remains 34-40-10. The defense will need to do its best to cover up for Leighton’s shortcomings.

The Flyers hit the road to open the season as they have the unenviable task of helping the Penguins christen their new arena on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Flyers and Penguins will actually meet three times in October. After a road trip to St. Louis for Game 2, the Philadelphia Flyers schedule eases up with a five-game homestand.

Offseason Moves
Arron Asham is suiting up for division rival Pittsburgh while former Penguin, veteran winger Bill Guerin has a decent shot of earning a roster spot in Flyers’ training camp. Simon Gagne is off to Tampa Bay and goon Riley Cote is retired and replaced by enforcer Jody Shelley. The Flyers are the latest team to take a chance on journeyman forward Nikolai Zherdev, it is a low-risk gamble on the fourth-overall draft pick in the 2003 draft, but there is a high reward to be had.

Philadelphia Flyers Predictions: Outlook
They were two games away from the Stanley Cup, but they were also one shootout loss away from missing the postseason. That needs to be remembered when setting honest expectations from this group. Philadelphia has weapons and the bodies to play the physical brand of hockey Philadelphia fans have become accustomed to. There is plenty of potential amongst the second and third liners, but for the most part it is unproven.

Philadelphia Flyers Futures Odds
A year after winning the Eastern Conference, the Flyers’ hockey odds of repeating are +700. Their odds to win the Stanley Cup are +1200. Within the division they have the third best odds (+350) to win the Atlantic. Their season win total ‘over/under’ is 42.5. Odds are courtesy of BetUS.

NHL Predictions for Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers have the talent and experience to separate themselves from the Rangers and Islanders in the Atlantic Division, but likely will not be able to hang with the Penguins and Devils for an 82-game season. Do not be surprised if Philadelphia’s playoff future is still in jeopardy as the season winds down. Philadelphia ‘under’ 42.5 wins looks to be one of the strongest NHL future plays right now.

Doc Moseman is one of the pioneers of the NHL handicapping industry. Check out his Web site for up-to -the-minute NHL Odds and his famous winning hockey picks.

NHL 13 – GM Mode Commentary – Philadelphia Flyers – Ep.7 S1 “Draft”

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NHL 13 – GM Mode Commentary – Philadelphia Flyers – Ep.6 S1 “Wrapping Up Season 1”

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NHL 13 – GM Mode Commentary – Philadelphia Flyers – Ep.4 S1 “Huge Trade!!!”

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NHL 13 - GM Mode Commentary - Philadelphia Flyers - Ep.5 S1

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