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Flyers Talk podcast: Locker room music, decisions on defense and more

Flyers Talk podcast: Locker room music, decisions on defense and more

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer, Taryn Hatcher and Jordan Hall discuss decisions on defense and hear about locker room music from James van Riemsdyk.

From Hatcher's interview with van Riemsdyk to our picks for a Flyers statue, let's dive in:

1:00 — Takeaways from catching up with van Riemsdyk

6:40 — JVR talks locker room dynamic and music

10:00 — Shayne Gostisbehere and decisions on defense

19:08 — Why the 24-team tournament idea would be really fun

21:45 — Which Flyer has the best chance to be the team's next 100-point scorer?

25:10 — The Patrick Kane-Eric Lindros debate

29:00 — Picking a Flyers statue to go outside of the Wells Fargo Center

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Why Ivan Provorov never plays soccer before a game and enjoys Claude Giroux in practice

Why Ivan Provorov never plays soccer before a game and enjoys Claude Giroux in practice

A lot of hockey players like to play soccer with each other in the hallways of an arena before a game.

For players, it's a fun way to bond, loosen up and sharpen coordination.

But you won't ever see Ivan Provorov kicking the ball with the boys. Not since early on in the defenseman's rookie year during 2016-17.

As a 19-year-old, in his third career game, Provorov was a minus-5 and the Flyers lost to the Blackhawks, 7-4. Provorov badly lost his footing on one Chicago goal and Claude Giroux came over to uplift the teenager.

Provorov didn't play up to his high standards in October 2016 — and he still remembers it.

My first year here, I think starting from the third game, I didn’t really have my best four or five games in a row," Provorov said Wednesday in a video interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia's Taryn Hatcher. "I played soccer, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to do something.’ So I changed it up, stopped playing soccer, picked it up and started playing well, started playing my game, and I was like, ‘I guess I’m not touching the soccer ball anymore.’

As a joke, apparently the Flyers' equipment staff would occasionally hide the ball in Provorov’s gear.

“Yeah, it drove me nuts," Provorov said with a laugh. "I’d be like, ‘Hey, come get this out of my stall because I ain’t touching it.’”

Hey, it has worked for Provorov.

And Giroux still helps him. When asked which teammate he likes defending the least in practice, Provorov picked the Flyers' captain.

“Maybe G because if he gets one by you, he doesn’t stop talking about it," Provorov said. "And lets you know, too.”

Tough love — that's a good captain.

How about Provorov's favorite teammate in practice?

“G, too, because when you do shut him down, you can let him know, too,” Provorov said.

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Flyers Talk podcast: Taryn Hatcher joins to discuss Ian Laperriere, picks for a Flyers documentary

Flyers Talk podcast: Taryn Hatcher joins to discuss Ian Laperriere, picks for a Flyers documentary

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer, Taryn Hatcher and Jordan Hall discuss the past, the future and the coaching staff.

From Hatcher's interview with assistant coach Ian Laperriere to our picks for a Flyers documentary, let's dive in:

0:50 — Hatcher with a Flyers-themed setup

1:20 — A dive into Hatcher's interview with Laperriere

9:40 — Insight on Laperriere and Alain Vigneault

15:30 — What Laperriere had to say about the 2019-20 Flyers

21:00 — Will NHL training camps start back up in June?

29:40 — Which former or current Flyer would we pick for a documentary?

34:40 — One thing we're excited to do when the quarantine ends

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