Back in December I mentioned a rumor that Phish could reunite at the Wachovia Spectrum on Halloween 2006. Well Trey Anastasio is in town to play a solo show at the Electric Factory (Wednesday night) in support of his latest effort Bar 17. Last Thursday's Inquirer talked to him about the new album. I found the final quote interesting:
Bar 17 is an elegant and serious album. Yet dare him to pick a
date for a Phish reunion - an event the group's devoted fan base craves
- and Anastasio is back to teasing: "Dec. 23, 2006. Wachovia Spectrum.
I want to do it where the Flyers won the Stanley Cup."
Trey is a known Flyers fan and Phish has performed the national anthem at multiple Flyers games. They have ties to former Flyer John LeClair who is
a Univeristy of Vermont alum.
The photo above features Trey on the right with Martin St. Louis holding up Lord Stanley's Cup. It's from a 2004 private party with The Samples along with Phish.
>>Anastasio keeping loose [Inquirer]
>>07/29/04 - Private Party for Martin St. Louis - MVP of the NHL-Burlington, VT. Ft. The Samples w/ Phish [Official Samples Website]
>>December 12, 2005: Rumor: Phish to Reunite @ Spectrum [The700Level]
Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.
Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.
Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.
Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)
A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....
earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs
The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.