Video: Zamboni Smooths Ice at Wells Fargo Center

Video: Zamboni Smooths Ice at Wells Fargo Center

Last week, we showed you a picture of the Flyers' ice, finally set inside the Wells Fargo Center. This week, we have video of "Ice Guy" on a Zamboni.  We're now 33 days into the NHL Lockout.

If you think that's depressing, check out this timely article from Deadspin about what could have happened shortly following the announcement of the cancelled season in 2005, when Bain Capital offered the owners $3.5 billion to buy the league.

Gary Bettman or Mitt Romney ... discuss.

Related Lockout Links:
>> Ilya Bryzgalov is still basically Ilya Bryzgalov
>> Brayden Schenn is especially filthy in the minors
>> Photo of Flyers' ice inside the Wells Fargo Center
>> Wayne Simmonds Russell Crowe'd a guy in Germany
>> Sidney Crosby yada yada yada, yeah yeah yeah, alright

T.J. McConnell (wrist) in a splint, doubtful to play for Sixers Wednesday

T.J. McConnell (wrist) in a splint, doubtful to play for Sixers Wednesday

Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell is doubtful for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors with a right wrist sprain.

McConnell was in a splint at practice Tuesday and said he would try to play but would leave it up to the medical staff.

McConnell is averaging 4.8 points and 5.4 assists in 38 games. The Sixers went 5-2 in the last seven games he started before his injury, and won 113-104 in Milwaukee without him. Sergio Rodriguez started at PG in McConnell's place and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chasson Randle backed up the point and had 10 points and a pair of threes.

Joel Embiid did not practice Tuesday (rest) and is listed as probable for Wednesday night when the Sixers (13-26) host the Raptors (27-13).

“Joel Embiid ... was a little bit, had the flu,” Brett Brown said.

Jahlil Okafor (probable) did not participate in practice and received treatment. Brown said Okafor had soreness. Gerald Henderson is also probable and had an individualized workout Tuesday.

Wayne Simmonds gets engaged during Flyers' bye week

Wayne Simmonds gets engaged during Flyers' bye week

So far, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Wayne Simmonds.
 
In addition to being named to his first All-Star team this year, Simmonds clearly had big plans on how to spend his bye week away from hockey, before returning to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He popped the question to his girlfriend, Crystal Corey, and she said yes.
 
Simmonds announced the engagement on his Instagram.

11,700 feet and she said YES! I Love you @cryscorey 💛#SimmondsandSimmonds

A photo posted by Wayne Simmonds (@wayne17simmonds) on

It could be good news for the Flyers, too. Simmonds is the second Flyer to get engaged this season after Claude Giroux popped the question in December after winning three in a row. The Flyers made the winning streak an even 10 after. Congratulations, Wayne!