The wounds from yesterday's 6-4 loss to the Devils are still fresh, as should be expected after we had to endure Ilya Kovalchuk posting a Gordie Howe hat trick. Here are a few stories to distract us from that, and perhaps one to add a little salt.
First, how's this for a possible business partnership? Former Mayor of Philadelphia and Governor of Pennsylvania and Flyers owner Ed Snider are among a group folks interested in possibly buying the Inquirer and the Daily News. [AP/Delco Times]
Meanwhile, the February 12th episode the NBC Network show "Charlie Moore: No Offense," featuring the Mad Fisherman, will showcase the rod and reel talents of Flyers bench boss Peter Laviolette. The pic at above-right looks nothing like the Lavvy we saw ready to hold someone's face up to the skate sharpener at the end of yesterday's first period, eh? [Flyers.com]
Zac Rinaldo's agitation may have helped the Flyers turn the tide of yesterday's game, but it also cost him $5,000. After the game, Rinaldo was issued two separate fines of $2,500, one for a late hit on Jacob Josefson and another for the trip of Zach Parise that led to the third period melee also including the Schenn/Kovalchuk fight. Still awaiting word on whether Parise was fined for slashing Jaromir Jagr and possibly breaking his finger, or Anton Volchenkov for hitting him at every opportunity. I guess Volch had to find another skill player to pick at, with Danny Briere still sidelined with the concussion he gave him. [CSN Philly]
Interested in a closer look at the SABR-like side of hockey analysis? Eric T. digs through some zone entry comparisons for the Flyers and Rangers. Uh huhghuhh huh. He said 'zone entry.' [Broad Street Hockey]
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CAMDEN, N.J. -- The first matchup between the oversized point guards will have to wait.
Ben Simmons will not face off against Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is sidelined because of soreness in his right knee, in the Sixers' Saturday evening game against the Bucks. Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 blocks per game this season.
That’s not the only absence.
Jerryd Bayless, who had started in place of JJ Redick (leg), is out with a sore left wrist. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot gets the nod at shooting guard.
“It’s another opportunity to show up and make some shots and prove that I can do that,” Luwawu-Cabarrot said at shootaround, also noting he has to play tough defense on Eric Bledsoe (17.7 points per game).
Reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon will also miss the game because of a personal matter, per the Journal Sentinel. Brogdon beat out Joel Embiid and Dario Saric for the award last season.
Markelle Fultz (right shoulder) remains out. He worked on free throws, driving drills, and knocked down a jumper in the portion of shootaround available to the media.