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Flyers' Kevin Hayes details his one very Allen Iverson-like moving habit

Flyers' Kevin Hayes details his one very Allen Iverson-like moving habit

The Flyers' Kevin Hayes, like the rest of the NHL's players, is spending some down time in his house while the league is suspended. 

Unfortunately for Hayes, he just moved into a new place, which means he's a bit short on things to do. So he hopped on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast with former NHLers Ryan Whitney and Paul Bissonnette, and current NHLer Keith Yandle, to talk about their lives while social distancing, and of course some hockey.

The best part of the pod, though, started when Hayes outlined his very empty apartment:

I just moved into a new place, so I'm tryin' to f-----' get groceries, get the essentials. I have a bed and a couch in there, and a TV with Xbox.

Talk about the bare minimum there, Hayesy. (Photos from his Twitter account also show a pool table, and a fairly stocked bar, but not much else.)

A few minutes later, Hayes offered up a very interesting detail on how he handles his (very regular?) moves between apartments:

HAYES: You guys are gonna think I'm an idiot, and an a--hole who just wastes money, but every year I leave the Xbox or Playstation in the apartment I was previously in and give it to the movers. 

CHICLETS: That's a nice gesture.

HAYES: So I buy a new one every year. This year, I'm on Xbox.

That's a pretty unique tip for the moving crew. Gotta say, though, as someone who has set up plenty of gaming consoles over the years, that would drive me nuts. 

Also, the Chiclets guys noted that Hayes' penchant for leaving expensive items behind reminded them of one popular Philly athlete: Allen Iverson.

During his playing days, Iverson reportedly would opt to buy new clothes on the road instead of bringing his stuff with him, and then would often leave those clothes behind, or give them away.

Here's how Hayes feels about the characterization:

No, I honestly just try to get the f--- out of my place. I hire the movers, I take all my clothes, and I'm like, 'Alright, hopefully all my furniture shows up to my next spot.' And if not, I'll just buy new s---.

It's hard to fault the logic.

Here's hoping Hayes gets through his time away from hockey, considering his bare living arrangement. Maybe he and Gritty can play some Rocket League.

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Flyers Talk podcast: Hearing from Carter Hart, discussing Brian Elliott's future

Flyers Talk podcast: Hearing from Carter Hart, discussing Brian Elliott's future

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer and Jordan Hall discuss the goaltending situation and much more.

From Taryn Hatcher's interview with Carter Hart to the latest on the NHL hiatus, let's dive in:

1:10 — The latest on the 2019-20 NHL season

4:15 — Why the Flyers are in a good spot

8:10 — How do you prepare for this stoppage?

13:00 — Hart is a fit for Philly; is he the Flyers' MVP?

21:10 — Should the Flyers re-sign Brian Elliott?

26:35 — How Hart is staying busy during the break

33:00 — Hearing from Hart with Hatcher

36:00 — What to make of Hart's interview

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James van Riemsdyk erupts, a Scott Hartnell look-alike and Flyers crush Rangers in NHL 20

James van Riemsdyk erupts, a Scott Hartnell look-alike and Flyers crush Rangers in NHL 20

The Flyers had one more trip to Madison Square Garden on tap.

The game was originally scheduled for April 1 and would have given the Flyers an opportunity to complete a four-game regular-season series sweep of the Rangers.

However, because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has suspended the 2019-20 NHL season, the Flyers remain 3-0-0 against New York.

So, we decided to give the Flyers their shot at a sweep on NHL 20 Thursday night as NBC Sports Philadelphia aired a simulation with the amazing trio of Jim Jackson, Keith Jones and Taryn Hatcher on the call.

The Flyers jumped all over the chance by racing out to a monstrous lead and holding on to beat the Rangers, 6-4. James van Riemsdyk was a force with four points (two goals, two assists), while Nicolas Aube-Kubel (one goal, one assist), Claude Giroux (two assists), Ivan Provorov (two assists) and Travis Sanheim (two assists) had multi-point efforts.

By the way, how about Jackson's setup? Outstanding.

Leading the way, van Riemsdyk scored a second-period goal and a first-period power play tally. He was in his office for both of them.

After his second marker, van Riemsdyk had the look of "another goal, not a big deal."

After van Riemsdyk's first-period goal, Giroux came in from the top rope on his celebration. Provorov, a little nervous.

During the third period, Tyler Pitlick punctuated the blowout by making it 6-1. His rebound goal was so powerful, it ripped through the net.

In the first period, Carter Hart weathered the storm as the Rangers were all over him.

The Flyers had a chance to strike first thanks to the 21-year-old goalie. Jakub Voracek did the honors for the orange and black by slinging home a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist.

The sequence all started off a nice play by Justin Braun. Voracek was all smiles and then did some visualizing on the bench.


There was a bold and daring Flyers fan at MSG. Let's hope he got home safely. He enjoyed his New York trip.


As the MSG public address announcer was announcing van Riemsdyk's first-period goal, the Flyers scored again with Scott Laughton ballooning the lead to 3-0.

After the Rangers responded, the Flyers answered right back courtesy of Aube-Kubel.

Is it just me or does Aube-Kubel look like a clean-cut Scott Hartnell in NHL 20?


Anyway, the Flyers led 4-1 at first intermission and 5-1 at second intermission.

Ryan Strome scored two of New York's goals and Artemi Panarin added one, but the Flyers stayed in control throughout.

Let's consider that a sweep.

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