Lunchtime Extras: Flyers Getting Real At Goalie?

Lunchtime Extras: Flyers Getting Real At Goalie?
March 30, 2010, 7:41 am
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There will undoubtedly be more to come on this story later, but Dan Carcillo is due for a meeting with the NHL this afternoon to determine whether there will be any penalties resulting from the high stick in Sunday's game win over New Jersey. Maybe his newfound discipline will help him dodge a bullet here. Maybe... [CSN]

Encouraging words from Todd Zolecki on J.C. Romero, who retired the first four batters he faced on 13 pitches in his first competitive outing of his rehab. His health could be crucial in a bullpen that still has its share of question marks. [Zo Zone]

Did Donovan McNabb puke in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXIX? Peter Mucha dispels the myth that Donovan was sick as a result of the pressure in the moment, and offers that Five simply had the wind knocked out of him from a Tedy Brushi hit on a fumble recovery. Seems much more feasible. [Inquirer]

An extensive look at one of the newest members of the Flyers system, right winger Mike Testwuide. The undrafted senior out of Colorado College is 6-3, 220 and finished his last season with 31 points in 36 games. [PhiladelphiaFlyers.com]

Former NFL scout Matt Williamson reminds us that it's not only what the Eagles see in film and during practice with Kevin Kolb, but how popular he is in the locker room and what goes on behind the scenes. For a guy who has his leadership questioned quite a bit, it's notable you won't find a lot of players who don't stick up for McNabb. [ESPN]

Is the window closing for these Phillies? At least one person believes age is catching up with their starting lineup, and time is running out on their dominance. There's still plenty of youth in that clubhouse though, and their careful monitoring of the payroll should allow them to become spenders when the free agent market calls for it. [Washington Post]

Anthony SanFilippo stirs it up with this post, which quotes an unnamed source within the Flyers saying the team's number one priority before next season is to acquire a goalie that will truly be "the guy." Easier said than done, but it's a marked movement away from their usual strategy of recycling veterans whose ceilings aren't particularly high. Either way, it would be nice to see Michael Lieghton return in some capacity, as he wound up being a very pleasant surprise this season. [Delco Times]

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