The question us Philly hockey fans are asking: are the Flyers playoff-bound? We get into that question and so much more this week with Kelly Hinkle, Associate Editor of BroadStreetHockey.com & cohost of the Broad Street Hockey Radio podcast. It’s a great discussion!
But first, on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. The Philly college basketball scene: Villanova’s injuries, Temple hitting rock bottom. (5:30)
2. What will T.J. McConnell’s role for the Sixers be in the future? (15:15)
3. Former Phillie Jim Thome was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. (20:25)
4. The Eagles defense needs to pressure Brady in the Super Bowl. (27:20)
Then we get into our Up or Down segment where we briefly analyze Philly sports figures to determine if their needle is moving up or down. (34:10)
What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is an interview and discussion with Kelly Hinkle from the BSH Radio podcast and Broad Street Hockey. While the team is winning games and doing well since that awful 10-game losing streak, there’s still dissatisfaction with decisions being made by coach Dave Hakstol and GM Ron Hextall. Kelly takes us through how we need to separate the positive from the negative. Of course, we get into the playoff chances for this team, and how rookie Nolan Patrick will handle the pressure on a crucial third line as he continues to develop. Might the Hextall and the Flyers front office look at free agents to help this team get to the playoffs? What is the overall hope for this team’s future? All of this and much more with Kelly on the Table this week! (39:50)
We are also proud to announce that the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation is now the official non-profit of The Philadelphia Sports Table podcast show. We have been celebrating the launch of their millennial donor program, U35: Friends and Fans of Snider Hockey. U35 is a subscription donation platform for the Foundation’s friends and fans ages 18-35. For just $10 per month subscribers are eligible to win a bunch of awesome prizes while supporting the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the many kids their programming assists. To subscribe, head to SniderHockey.com and support the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.