The Flyers and recently acquired goalie Martin Biron say they have a deal in place, which could be signed sometime today. As Tim Panacchio reports, and we've said before, this is great news for a team lacking identity between the pipes for almost two decades. The contract is said to be set at 2 years for $6.8 million. I guess his wife liked Philly/South Jersey enough to approve the deal. Panacchio (quoted below) and James Mirtle also report that Marty has finally gotten his mask painted, after keeping a plain white mask in visible protest for a trade from Buffalo.
Biron has yet to wear his new facemask. It's orange 'n black, has the Liberty Bell on the crown, the Art Museum and Rocky statue on the left side and the Center City skyline on the right. The back also has a pair of animal claws with the names Oscar and Emmy under them.
"I want to keep that to myself," Biron said when asked who Oscar and Emmy were.
Mysterious. Biron has played very well since coming to the Flyers, and the team has built some momentum for next year despite the fact that they'll finish dead last in the NHL and likely get the top pick in the entry draft. I'm glad to see there will be some stability in net for once.
Updated: Photos of Marty's New Mask
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The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.