Scott Laughton is tearing up the OHL

Scott Laughton is tearing up the OHL

How about some happy Flyers news to turn those frowns upside down? How does that sound?

Good, right? Right!

If you would, Flyer fans, take a deep breath, forget about what happened last night against the Devils and take a look up north to the Ontario Hockey League where Flyers’ prospect and Oshawa Generals center Scott Laughton is torching the league and leaving nothing but dust in his wake.

Laughton, a 19-year-old whom the Flyers selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is mercilessly terrorizing opposing defenders to the tune of 14 goals and 14 assists in 14 games played. For those of you that are unsteady when it comes to math, that’s an average of two points per game.

I’d say that’s pretty darn good.

The cherry on top of his spectacular season so far was this ridiculous goal he scored this past Sunday against Peterborough. The guys over at Broad Street Hockey first had something on it earlier in the week.

My goodness, that was filthy.

To recap, Laughton cuts down the wing, dangles through a defender’s legs, blows past said defender, dekes the poor goalie’s jock into the 12th row and backhands the puck into a wide-open net.

For those wondering why Laughton isn’t in the AHL with the Phantoms right now, the Flyers weren’t able to do that due to NHL/Canadian Hockey League transfer rules that state a player of his age has to either play in the NHL or head back to juniors. The Flyers decided Laughton needed some more seasoning and sent him back to Oshawa in early October

Laughton seems to be the first “can’t-miss” prospect the Flyers have had in sometime.

Therefore, if there were any player in the entire organization right now that would be untouchable, you’d have to think it would be Laughton.

That said, we all know how this organization works and how all different types of rumors can float around. The fact that the Flyers are playing so poorly right now doesn’t make anyone in the organization untouchable if it means greatly improving the team.

But, as of now, Laughton looks like a keeper the Flyers shouldn’t even ponder moving.

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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Despite raising bar in 2017, Philadelphia won't host 2018 NFL draft

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Despite raising bar in 2017, Philadelphia won't host 2018 NFL draft

The City of Philadelphia did an incredible job hosting the 2017 draft.

And it still wasn't enough to keep it. 

The NFL has announced the 2018 draft will be held in the Dallas Cowboys' home, AT&T Stadium. Dallas — or technically Arlington, Texas — will be the third city to host the draft in three years, following Chicago and Philly. 

It has been rumored for months that Jerry Jones had his city as the favorite to host the next draft. Turns out those rumors were right. 

Good luck topping what Philly did in 2017 though. 

“Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We are grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, the cities of Arlington, Dallas, and Frisco, and the Dallas Sports Commission for their leadership in turning this vision into reality.” 

The 2018 draft will begin on April 26. The NFL's release said the draft site will include the field, stands and outdoor plazas. 

According to the NFL, at the 2017 draft, a record 250,000 fans attended the three-day event along the Ben Franklin Parkway. The estimated economic impact for the city was $94.9 million. 

“The Draft was a family-friendly event for Philadelphians and visitors across the country,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “I thank all of our public and private partners, especially the City employees and first responders, who made this event a success and allowed Philly to shine in the national spotlight once again.”

Aside from the numbers, the draft in Philly was aesthetically pleasing. The television shots from the Parkway were gorgeous and the vibe around the entire event was special. 

Things went so well, NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O'Reilly said the draft in Philly was a "resounding success." 

It won't be coming back in 2018, but the next time it does, the city will be ready.