NHL Free Agency Open Thread

NHL Free Agency Open Thread

Beginning today at noon, Flyers Jaromir Jagr and Matt Carle will join stars from around the NHL, such as Nashville's Ryan Suter and New Jersey's Zach Parise, in exercising their rights to unrestricted free agency. Whether any of those particular players will land in Philadelphia is unknown, we can only promise GM Paul Holmgren should be busy.

Just how busy is yet to be determined. As Tim Panaccio pointed out on Saturday, the Flyers have their work cut out for themselves. You really should take the time to read the overview for the finer points, but to summarize:

The salary cap is currently set at $70.2 million as of last week, though it's widely assumed that figure will be significantly reduced once a new a collective bargaining agreement is reached. This complicates matters for the Flyers, who have little room under the cap to operate already -- as usual -- and several areas they either would like to or must address: backup goaltender, scoring depth, and defense.

Panotch offers his take on some possible solutions, but we won't spoil the entire article for you. It's worth a read. As for my own thoughts, I'm more concerned about signing or replacing Carle than adding another scorer.

The fact that the Flyers are still talking to the Blue Jackets about Rick Nash suggests they feel different, or at least are determined to take care of both. However, for all of the instances the words "forward depth" have been recited this summer, one would think they might give the guys who are here a chance to replace the goals the club loses if Jagr departs, and whatever else went missing when James van Riemsdyk was sent packing.

We'll see what happens. There is a relatively small group of free agents that fit the mold of what the Flyers are searching for, so the possibilities aren't exactly endless, but where the chips will fall is still anybody's guess.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

Oh man, oh man, oh man. It's finally here. The 2017-18 Sixers season is underway with our squad locked in a pretty tightly contested game down in Washington after a quarter of play.

We've already seen Joel Embiid attempt to destroy the world -- and get fouled.

But the most buzzed about moment from the first frame of the Sixers' young season was clearly when Markelle Fultz went to the foul line and... well, tossed up some ugly bricks.

This isn't the first time we've seen this but it is the first time non-preseason Sixers fans are seeing it. We wondered aloud if the Sixers were doing the right thing with Fulz prior to tonight's game. The lack of information on his injuries is troubling. So what's the deal with that form?

Well, Twitter had a field day with it.

Although Fultz's shoulder looked perfectly fine on this delicious block! He also had a couple of early buckets.

It's a long season, rook. Just please work on that free throw motion.